Jo Ann Boettner Ward

Title:  Chief Executive Officer (Retired)

Company:  Fond du Lac Convention and Visitor’s Bureau

Location:  Wisconsin, United States 


  • Inductee, Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement (2018)
  • Featured Listee, Who’s Who in America, Marquis Who’s Who (2000-2006, 2009, 2013-2015)
  • Featured Listee, Who’s Who in the World, Marquis Who’s Who (2002, 2004)
  • Featured Listee, Who’s Who of American Women, Marquis Who’s Who (2002-2003, 2006-2011)
  • Recipient, Award for Outstanding Contributions, Wisconsin Tourism Federation
  • Recipient, Rotarian Paul Harris Award, President’ Award, International Aerobatic Club (1981)
  • Recipient, Corporate Award, Chicago Publicity Club
  • Recipient, Gold Award, National Retail Merchants Association
  • Recipient, Best Special Event Lifetime Achievement Award, Upper Midwest Conference and Visitors Bureau (1999)
  • Recipient, Communications and Leadership Award, Toastmasters International (1999)
  • Recipient, Wisconsin Trailblazer Award for Lifetime Achievement (1999)
  • Recipient, Life Long Achievement Award, Marian College
  • Recipient, Community Award, Association of Commerce
  • Recipient, Experimental Aircraft Association Award, Golden Deeds Award Exchange Club
  • Named, Woman of the Year, Fond Du Lac Business and Professional Women’s Club (1981)
  • Eponym, Recipient, JoAnn Award, Wisconsin Festival and Events Association (2002)
  • Inductee, Hall of Fame, International Festival and Events Association (1997)
  • Honoree, Congressional Record (1999)
  • Recipient, Windy Award (2010)
  • Named, Woman of Achievement, Fond Du Lac Foundation Women’s Fund (2012)


  • BS, University of Wisconsin

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