Chelsea Lerud serves as the Executive Director of the Greater Burlington Convention & Visitors Bureau and the Program Director for the Greater Burlington Young Professionals. She joined the team in August of 2014 and is a native of Central Iowa. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary/Middle Level Education and a Master of Arts in Leisure, Youth & Human Services, both from the University of Northern Iowa.
In her role with the CVB, Chelsea is responsible for marketing Greater Burlington as a premier visitor destination for business and leisure travelers across Iowa and the surrounding states. This is done through purchasing marketing placements, arranging group tours, and assisting conferences in their planning.
Chelsea is a member of the Eastern Iowa Tourism Association, the Iowa Destination Marketing Alliance, the Travel Mississippi River partnership, and serves as a District Leader for Travel Federation of Iowa. She also volunteers locally for Burlington Steamboat Days, Community Volunteer Alliance, Mississippi Valley Veterans Memorial Committee, Flint River Trail Advisory Committee, and the Burlington Lightscape Committee.
"Upon moving to Southeast Iowa, I quickly learned to love the area. Greater Burlington is the perfect mix of historic and modern; a small town feel, with all the amenities."
Chelsea Lerud, Executive Director of Convention & Visitors Bureau