Cardinals team president Michael Bidwill is just the fourth recipient of the Visit Phoenix Vision Award
Cardinals team president Michael Bidwill will be honored with the Vision Award from the Greater Phoenix Convention and Visitors Bureau (Visit Phoenix) in recognition of his role in bringing Super Bowl XLIX and the 2015 Pro Bowl to Arizona. Bidwill will receive the award Thursday night at the Visit Phoenix 2015 Annual Meeting at the Desert Botanical Gardens.
Bidwill will be just the fourth individual to receive the rarely presented Vision Award, which recognizes exceptional leadership in establishing product and infrastructure that markedly alters the visitor industry in a permanent manner. The three previous recipients were Phoenix mayors Skip Rimsza and Phil Gordon and former Suns and Diamondbacks
owner Jerry Colangelo.
"The Visitor Industry Vision Award recognizes Michael Bidwill's ongoing leadership for the benefit of the entire Greater Phoenix area — not just for his role in bringing two Super Bowls to Arizona, but for all he has done to place Greater Phoenix into the national rotation for mega sports events," said Steve Moore, President and CEO of Visit Phoenix.
"Michael has embraced Greater Phoenix's visitor industry and amplified its power. His proven civic guidance and emergence as a leader in the 'new Arizona' have helped our state make monumental strides as a preferred destination for visitors, job growth and future economic success."
The Visit Phoenix Annual Meeting brings together the major players in Greater Phoenix's travel and hospitality community for an evening of entertainment and education.
Visit Phoenix is the official destination marketing and sales organization for Greater Phoenix. An accredited member of the Destination Marketing Association International, Visit Phoenix is charged with marketing Phoenix nationally and internationally as a premier business and leisure destination.