World Food & Music Festival

Colleen Murphy

Culinary culture from around the world coupled with great live music

Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival

Brooks Reynolds

One of the founders of the world's largest bacon festival

Julien Dubuque International Film Festival

Susan Gorrell

Dubuque's prestigious international film festival

Drake Relays

Blake Boldon

Since 1910, the Drake Relays have been regarded as one of the top track and field events in the US


FryFest & CRANDIC Marathon

Monica Nieves

World's largest celebration of Hawkeyes and Cedar Rapids/Iowa City marathon



TJ Juskiewicz

Director of the world's largest bicycle touring event

Hinterland Music Festival

Sam Summers

Concert promoter of some of the top Midwest music festivals and venues

North Liberty Blues & BBQ Festival

Dave Moore

Founder of the one of the best BBQ & Blues Fests in the Midwest

Codfish Hollow & The Rust Belt

Sean Moeller

Founder of Daytrotter, concert promoter in Iowa and Illinois venues

Coralville, 4thFest & FryFest

Kelly Hayworth

City Administrator of Coralville, hosts annual 4thFest & FryFest

RAGBRAI & JustGoBike Podcast

Andrea Parrott

Manages RAGBRAI's Social Media and co-host of JustGoBike Podcast

Department of Homeland Security

Chris Judge

Protective Security Advisor for the Department of Homeland Security