Rochester, MN (KROC-AM News) - Rochester Convention and Visitors Bureau Executive Director Brad Jones has been presented with the “Outstanding Individual in Tourism” award by Explore Minnesota.

Jones received the honor for his commitment to the state’s hospitality and tourism industry at the 2016 Explore Minnesota Tourism Conference awards banquet Tuesday evening.He has been the Executive Director of the Rochester Convention and Visitors Bureau for 10 years and currently serves on the Minnesota Tourism Council.

Jones was heavily involved in the effort to win state funding for the expansion and renovation of the Mayo Civic Center and is active in the implementation of the Destination Medical Center plan.