Kerrie Kuiper

Executive Director

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As Executive Director, Kerrie Kuiper promotes Fort Dodge as a destination for travel to leisure, convention, sports and group tour markets. She works with planning committees for conventions, meetings, group tours, reunions and other special events. Kuiper handles the management of daily office operations and its budget as well as  administers the Fort Dodge CVB Marketing Grant Program. She handles marketing, maintains web, calendar of events, social media and oversees all advertising. Kuiper has been with the CVB since 2007 and serves on the Iowa Great Places Advisory Board, Central Iowa Tourism Region Board, Greater Fort Dodge Growth Alliance Board, Fort Museum Board and Fort Dodge Noon Kiwanis Board. She also, serves as a District Leader for Travel Federation of Iowa and is a member of the Gypsum City Oversight Committee and Greater Fort Dodge Growth Alliance Marketing Committee. 



Connie Lind-Fraher

Visitor Services Director

Connie joined the CVB team on May 1st after a successful career as President/Owner of her family’s business, A-1 Home Healthcare.  Connie is and has been involved with numerous boards and activities in the community.  She is a past recipient of the Athena Business Woman of the Year award, Fort Dodge Small Business of the Year and Medical Equipment Provider of the Year award.  Connie works with tour groups, provides services to special events and has also joined the Fireball Run efforts working on the marketing, reception and public event committees.  She is the newsletter editor working interest potential visitors as well as residents.



Emily Johnson


Emily joined the Fort Dodge CVB on May 8th for the summer as an intern.  Emily is a graduate of St. Edmonds High School and is currently a junior at Creighton University in Omaha, NE.  She plans to earn her Bachelor of Science in Chemistry degree with a major in chemistry and eventually enter graduate school with the hopes of an occupation in orthodontics.  Emily is busy this summer not only working at the CVB but also at Lefti’s Bar and Grill.  Emily is working on a variety of projects including the Find Fort Dodge reference binders for lodging and hospitality businesses; updating and stocking promotional materials and assisting with the Fireball Run efforts as part of the public events committee.