CWS, Inc. President Named Tourism Hero of the Year
College World Series of Omaha, Inc. President, Jack Diesing, Jr., has been named the 2018 “Tourism Hero of the Year” by the Omaha Metropolitan Area (OMA) Tourism Awards organization. Diesing will be presented with the award during the Second Annual OMA Tourism Awards celebration on May 9, 11:30 AM at the Beardmore Event Center of Bellevue.
Diesing was selected as this year’s “Tourism Hero” because of his enormous impact on the industry through his many years of volunteer service in the community. Since 1989, Diesing has served as President of College World Series of Omaha, Inc., the local non-profit organization that coordinates community support, activities and ticket sales for the series. The College World Series helped put Omaha on the map as an amateur sports destination, and has been providing Omaha with national exposure for 69 years and counting.
Currently, Diesing serves as chairman of the Greater Omaha Chamber’s Sports Council and as a Chamber board member. A few of his past civic duties include: Chairman of Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium’s Membership Drive, Boys Town Booster Club Board member, and Metropolitan Entertainment Convention Authority (MECA) Board member.
During the OMA Tourism Awards celebration, Diesing will be honored alongside eight members of the hospitality community. While this is the second year OMA Tourism Awards will be presented to employees and volunteers in the hospitality industry, this is the first year a “Tourism Hero” has been named.
OMA Tourism Awards is a tri-county partnership with Visit Omaha, Sarpy County Tourism, and the Council Bluffs Convention and Visitors Bureau. The awards celebrate front line employees and volunteers who go above and beyond to make the Omaha metro area a great tourism destination.
The Tourism Hero was selected by the OMA Tourism Awards Organizing Committee representing all three counties. Winners in the other categories will be chosen by an independent group of judges representing each county.