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Who We Are

Our Mission

Visit Shawnee is a division of the Shawnee Chamber of Commerce and serves as the official Destination Marketing Organization for the City of Shawnee. It hosts a hospitality and information tent at all the major events and celebrations held throughout the year and works routinely with regional sports tournaments happening in Shawnee, Kansas.

Its website www.visitshawneeks.com serves as the primary resource for visitor information and requests generated through it as a point of fulfillment for relocation and visitor resources. It also produces an annual Visitor's Guide and Shawnee Map in partnership with publisher Sunflower Magazine.

Visit Shawnee places a high emphasis on partnerships and co-op marketing efforts with both state and regional tourism agencies and alliances to meet objectives.

Staff

The Visit Shawnee staff is ready and able to assist your visitor information requests, sports tournament planning needs, and more! Kevin Fern leads Visit Shawnee as its Executive Director and serves as the primary point of contact. As a division of the Shawnee Chamber of Commerce, Visit Shawnee does utilize the Chambers staff for varying needs and Ann Smith-Tate and Dustin Wolfe also serve as secondary contacts.

Kevin Fern

Executive Director

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Ann Smith-Tate

President | CEO

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Dustin Wolfe

Director of Marketing & Events

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Advisory Committee

The Visit Shawnee Advisory Committee is composed of representatives from hospitality-related businesses, city government, and attractions to promote tourism of the Shawnee area. This includes Shawnee’s hotels, attractions, restaurants, and related businesses, to make a positive economic impact in the community. Appointments to the Visit Shawnee Advisory Committee come as recommendations from the Visit Shawnee Advisory Committee for appointment by the Mayor of Shawnee and approval by the Governing Body.

Visit Shawnee Advisory Committee holds its final meeting of 2019 at the Comfort Inn and Suites Shawnee!
Visit Shawnee Advisory Committee holds its final meeting of 2019 at the Comfort Inn and Suites Shawnee!

Advisory Committee Members

Neal Sawyer
Rebuilding Together Shawnee

Kevin Bundy
Courtyard by Marriott

Stacey Bienhoff
Old Shawnee Days Society

Jill Chalfie
Shawnee City Council

Matt Coble
Nick & Jakes

Lindsey Constance
Shawnee City Council

 

 

Michelle Distler
Shawnee Mayor

Kevin Fern
Executive Director, Visit Shawnee

Mark Hembrey
Hereford House Shawnee

Michelle Herman
Sunflower House

Neil Holman
Shawnee Parks & Recreation

Jason Lieb
Transport Brewery

Dave MacKay
Shawnee Mission Beach Volleyball

 

Jim Neighbor

Cary Danielson Pandzik
Music Theatre Kansas City

Mickey Sandifer

Ann Smith-Tate
President | CEO, Shawnee Chamber of Commerce

Jeff Stewart
Johnson County Parks & Recreation

Nolan Sunderman
Shawnee City Manager

 

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