Bucks County

Visit Bucks County Awards

The Visit Bucks County Awards were established in 2009 and are distributed at the Annual Meeting to those individuals and organizations that have significantly contributed to the tourism and hospitality industry in Bucks County. 

2016 HONOREES:
  • Bill Pezza, President, “Raising the Bar” Bristol
  • Elissa M. Garofalo, President, Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor
  • Kelly Krumenacker, Founder, Bucks County Children’s Museum
  • Sandra A. Miller, Former Bucks County Commissioner
2015 HONOREES:
  • Christine & Tom Carroll Sr., Owners, Crossing Vineyards & Winery
  • Douglas Dolan, Executive Director & President Mercer Museum & Fonthill Castle
  • Elayne Brick & William Quigley, Owners, Washington House Restaurant & Sellersville Theater
  • Larry Keller, Mayor, Borough of New Hope
  • Lisa Tremper Hanover, Director & CEO, James A. Michener Art Museum
2014 HONOREES:
  • Jeffrey L. Marshall, President, Heritage Conservancy
  • Kevin & Sherri Dougherty, Founders, Bridge Street Foundation
  • Susan Taylor, Executive Director, Friends of the Delaware Canal
  • Tara King, Executive Director, Upper Bucks County Chamber of Commerce
  • William F. Haas, Owner, Pen Ryn Estate
2013 HONOREES:
  • Honorable Jim Cawley, Lieutenant Governor, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
  • Joseph Maxian, Owner/Winemaker, Sand Castle Winery
  • Ron Davis, Chief Diversity Officer and Director of Community Development, Parx Casino & Racing
  • Sharon Rossi, Vice President of Advertising & strategic Alliances, Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation
  • Susan D. Atkinson, Founding Artistic Director, Bristol Riverside Theatre
2012 HONOREES:
  • Earl Jamison Family, Peddler’s Village
  • John Godzieba, President, Friends of Washington Crossing Park
  • Joseph Campbell, Former Travel Agent, Board Member, Visit Bucks County
  • Michael Amery, Proprietor, Inn at Bowman’s Hill
  • Mike Churchville, Executive Director, Sportsplex
2011 HONOREES:
  • Harry Rose & The Rose Group, Own/Operator 50+ Applebee’s Restaurants
  • James B. Humphreys, Board Member & Past Board President, Visit Bucks County
  • Janet Mintzer, President, Pearl S. Buck House
  • Jerry Lepping, Executive Director, Visit Bucks County
  • Robert Waite, Editor, Bucks County Town & Country Living
  • The Fleming Family, Shady Brook Farm & Rose Bank Winery
2010 HONOREES:
  • Christopher Leskauskus, Former CEO, Peddler’s Village
  • Herman Silverman, Chairman Emeritus of the Board of Trustees, James A. Michener Art Museum
  • Honorable Robert “Tommy” Tomlinson, Senator, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
  • Robert Caruso, President, Sesame Place®
  • Robert Green, Chairman, Greenwood Companies
2009 HONOREES:
  • Albert Giagnacova, Financial Consultant
  • Anne Hawkes Hutton, Founder, Bucks County Tourist Commission
  • Charles H. Martin, Commissioner, Bucks County
  • Honorable Joseph DiGirolamo, Mayor, Bensalem Township
  • Bob Byers Sr., Byers’ Choice