At the annual Explore Minnesota Tourism conference, Minnesota Bed and Breakfasts Association’s Executive Director Pam Thorsen was named “Outstanding Individual in Tourism” for her long-term work on behalf of the Minnesota tourism industry
Thorsen co-owner of Rosewood Bed & Breakfast in Hastings, has been Executive Director of the Minnesota Bed & Breakfast Association since 2004. Thorsen is also active in several other tourism organizations including the Hastings Area Tourism Bureau and Renewing the Countryside, an organization focused on sustainable rural development. In the 1980’s Thorsen was a founding member of the Minnesota Historic Bed and Breakfast Guild and was one of the driving forces behind the founding of today’s Minnesota Bed and Breakfast Association.
According to Suzsanne Tweten, Association President, “Pam has deserved this award for many years. So much of her behind the scenes work goes unrecognized and is quietly done even without the knowledge of the MBBA Board. We are very proud and honored to work with someone as capable and delightful as Pam.”