Michael Dear is excited to join the Greater Burlington Partnership team as the Executive Director of Convention and Visitor Bureau. He Brings a wealth of experiences in business development, employee relations and has worked with many businesses in the Greater Burlington area. Michael’s background is in sales, and he looks forward to helping highlight Greater Burlington as one of the premier tourist destinations in the state.
Michael grew up in Southeast, IA, where he currently resides with his wife and three great kids. He enjoys spending time with his family, mentoring, cooking, arts and music.
“Greater Burlington embodies all the characteristics that make communities great. It starts with the wonderful people that call this area home. Shopping, entertainment, restaurants with a little piece of country living intertwine is the icing on the cake. Kevin Costner said it best “Is this heaven? No, it’s Iowa.”
Michael Dear, Executive Director of Convention & Visitors Bureau