Bonnie Quill, Mat-Su Convention and Visitors Bureau executive director, was recently honored with the Denali Award during the Alaska Travel Industry Association’s annual convention in Anchorage. The Denali Award honors an individual for outstanding leadership, professional excellence and personal contribution to the Alaska travel industry. It is considered one of the top awards in the travel industry in Alaska.
Quill has spent 28 years in the tourism industry, including the last 13 as the Mat-Su CVB executive director. She has worked for MarkAir, Alaska Visitors Association, Princess Tours and was the public relations account manager for the Alaska Tourism Marketing Council while she worked for Bradley/Reid, prior to coming to the Mat-Su CVB. She has also served on the board of directors for ATIA for seven years, helping shape the vision for statewide marketing efforts in that role.
Quill has also served on the board of directors for the Alaska State Fair, was president of the board of directors for the Glenn Highway Scenic Byway Association and has worked on several Mat-Su Borough committees to promote the economic impact tourism has in the Valley.