Joan Kranovich is the Director of Sports & Business Growth at Visit Quad Cities. She has worked with events such as the Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa (RAGBRAI), NAIA Men’s Golf National Championship, Missouri Valley Conference Women’s Basketball Championships, and USA BMX National events.
She is a two-time graduate of Western Illinois University- Quad Cities. Once with her Bachelor of Science in Recreation, Park & Tourism Administration and the next with her Masters in RPTA but focused on tourism administration. She began her career at Visit Quad Cities in 2009 as an intern.
In 2011, she obtained her Certified Meeting Professional Certificate from the Education Industry Council.
She’s been a Quad Cities Leader Under 40, a National Connect Magazine 40 Under 40 Award recipient, Destinations International 30 Under 30 Award Recipient, as well as a National Public Broadcasting Volunteer Management Award Recipient.
She is an active leader in Sports Illinois, Team Iowa, United Way of the Quad Cities Young Leaders, the Rock Island Kiwanis, Jaycees of the Quad Cities, & Meeting Professionals International Heartland Chapter.
She resides in Davenport with her husband, James, and sons Carson & Miles with a daughter due in February 2022.