2017 Destination Colorado Peak Performer Awards


    Destination Colorado Recognizes Industry Leaders with Peak Performer of the Year Awards

    Brady Johnson and Ameristar Casino Resort Spa Distinguished for Outstanding Contributions

    December 15, 2017, Colorado…  Destination Colorado, a member-based association that caters to meeting planners and incentive buyers by bringing group business to Colorado, is pleased to announce its Peak Performer of the Year award winners for 2017. Brady Johnson ofC Lazy U Ranch is recognized as this year’s Individual of the Year, and Ameristar Casino Resort Spa is recognized as this year’s Member of the Year. These honors were awarded at Destination Colorado’s Annual Meeting on Dec. 6 at The Stanley Marketplace in Aurora, CO.

    Destination Colorado’s Peak Performer of the Year awards are given to members in recognition of their leadership and commitment to promoting the meeting and group industry on behalf of the entire state of Colorado.


    Destination Colorado is honored to present its 2017 Peak Performer Individual of the Year to Brady Johnson, Director of Sales and Marketing at C Lazy U Ranch.

    Brady has been instrumental in providing guidance and serving as the face of Destination Colorado at trade shows and events including IMEX America, membership meetings, our Texas Road Show, and our Front Range Trade Show.  He has also participated at our Customer Appreciation Event and in many other Destination Colorado initiatives.

    “Brady is smart, engaged, knowledgeable, creative, and really fun to work with.  On top of that, he gets things done and is always the consummate professional. Sometimes it is those quiet and unassuming individuals that make the largest impacts to an association through thoughtful input and dedication.” says Destination Colorado Executive Director Janie McCullough.

    Photo (left to right): Sharon Freeark, Brady Johnson and Bob Haddad

    COMPANY OF YEAR: Ameristar Casino Resort Spa

    Ameristar Casino Resort Spa in Blackhawk offers one of Colorado’s most luxurious meetings facilities, surrounded by a beautiful Rocky Mountain backdrop.  And there is a little “gaming fun” served on the side.

    Ameristar was host to this year’s Destination Colorado Town Hall, providing accomodations, lunch, unique meeting space and special surprises for over 70 suppliers and meeting planners.  Where else can you go up 20+ floors to a roof-top pool deck surrounded by magnificent scenery for a champagne toast?  “The Ameristar team takes initiative and knows how to help without ever being asked.  They demonstrate exemplary support and enthusiasm for our association” says McCullough. “Destination Colorado would not be the association it is today without dedicated companies like Ameristar.  It truly takes a village, and Ameristar is a real industry leader.”

    Photo (left to right): Bob Haddad, Colorado Meetings + Events and Rebecca Sosa, Ameristar

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