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The OTIA is governed by a diverse group of industry professionals from across the state. The Executive Committee is made up of the officers of the Oklahoma Travel Industry Association and is empowered to act on such matters of business as have previously been authorized by the Board of Directors. Members of the OTIA are elected by association membership to serve and represent the views and interests of the industry as Directors.
Executive Committee 
Dan Schemm
Visit Norman

Vice Chair
Angel Green
Chickasaw Country
Oklahoma City

Mita Bates
Ardmore Tourism Authority/Convention Center

Tanya Andrews
Visit Claremore

Past Chair
Brenda Granger
Oklahoma Museums Association

Oklahoma City

President & CEO
Debra Bailey
Oklahoma Travel Industry Assn.
Oklahoma City
State of Oklahoma
Lt. Governor Matt Pinnell or Kirby Smith (Designee)
Travel Promotion Director
Jennifer Mullins
Oklahoma Tourism & Recreation Dept.
Board of Directors 
Jennifer Bell
Citizen Potawatomi Nation

Kelly Bland
Osage County Tourism

Katie Gore
Visit El Reno / City of El Reno
El Reno

Brandi Burkhalter
Lake Texoma Association

Julie Brewer
Elk City Convention & Visitors Bureau
Elk City

Rich Cantillon
Ponca City Chamber of Commerce
Ponca City

Zac Craig
OKC Convention & Visitors Bureau
Oklahoma City

Amanda Davis
Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau

Brian Ferrell
Factor 110
Oklahoma City

Danna Fowble
Solutions 501, LLC

Tina Gilliland
Tina Gilliland & Co., LLC

Eddie Gray
City of McAlester

Maria Gus
Visit Bartlesville

Lori Hill
Broken Arrow Convention & Visitors Bureau
Broken Arrow

Ray Hoyt
Visit Tulsa

Marcy Jarrett
Visit Enid

Christi King
Downstream Casino Resort

Teri Knox
Duncan Convention & Visitors Bureau

Stephen Koranda
Back to You Marketing

Susan MacQuarrie
Midwest City Convention & Visitors Bureau
Midwest City

Jo McDaniel
Choctaw Country
Gena McPhail
Truly Tahlequah a division of Tahlequah Area

Stacy Moore
Visit Shawnee

Cristy Morrison
Visit Stillwater

Justin O'Neal
Muskogee Chamber of Commerce

Sandy Price
OKC Convention & Visitors Bureau
Oklahoma City

Kay Rabbit-Brower
Okmulgee Tourism

Janet Reed
Durant Area Chamber of Commerce

Jenna Roberson
City of Yukon

Chelsea Rogers
Lawton Fort Sill Convention & Visitors Bureau

Jennifer Seaton
Edmond Convention & Visitors Bureau

Jason Selman
City of Pauls Valley
Pauls Valley

Jackie Stewart
Green Country Marketing Association

W.M. (Kin) Thompson
Northeastern State University

Dr. Stacy Tomas
OSU School of Hospitality & Tourism

Rachel VanHorn
Woodward Convention & Visitors Bureau

Cheryl Trask
Cherokee Nation Tourism

Rachel VanHorn
Woodward Convention & Visitors Bureau

Kari Watkins
Oklahoma City National Memorial
Oklahoma City
Committee Members 
Ashleigh Bachert, Visit Tulsa
Brittany Belli, Sam Noble Museum
Mandy Davis, Great Plains Country
Jimmy Dobbins, Red carpet Charters, Inc.
Tad Jones, Will Rogers Memorial Museum
Terry Lanham, Edmond Convention & Visitors Bureau
Brian OnTheHill, Muscogee (Creek Nation) Tourism & Recreation - Board Member
Paige Shepherd, Chickasaw Country
Jackie Stewart, Green Country Marketing Association - Board Member
David White, Oklahoma Tourism & Recreation Department


What's Happening
Join us with Lieutenant Governor Matt Pinnell at the 2021 Lt. Governor's Travel & Tourism Summits! We will be taking the Summit to different parts of our great state. This year the summit will travel to Durant, Ponca City and Miami. Click here for schedule and more details!
The OTIA is happy to offer access to the OHLA Job Bank as a free site for OTIA members to list their open positions.   ORA and OHLA recently launched its "Oklahoma's Hospitality Industry is Hiring" campaign, and we hope you'll participate! The campaign is directly connected to the OHLA Job Bank and is a FREE service which, OTIA members can utilize to post job vacancies along with the job description, requirements and details of the job. As the employer, you can set the length of time for the job listing, and candidates, after viewing the job criteria will be able to reach out directly to you. When posting an opening, please submit as much information as possible about the job, allowing the best possible candidates to contact you. Jobs are typically approved and viewable within 24 hours, or sooner, Monday - Friday. Decide you want to renew the job listing? Just call the OTIA and we'll extend it for you.   Our "Oklahoma's Hospitality Industry is Hiring" campaign launched last week with posts on Facebook and Instagram and on OSU Hospitality & Tourism Management and OSU IT Culinary Arts social pages, as well as other available job sites. Join us in this employment effort and list jobs today!
Visit and use coupon code OTIA for two new webinars coming up on Social Media Channel Tools, Set Up & Management and Social Media Advertising -- Best Practices. Going forward, now your OTIA membership qualifies you to participate, at no charge, in the new Tourism Digital Marketing Certification Program. To learn more, visit
Red Bud Award Submissions Are Now Closed
Submissions are now closed for the RedBud Awards, an annual program recognizing Oklahoma tourism attractions, destination marketing organizations and journalists for their outstanding efforts to serve and promote Oklahoma's tourism industry. Multiple judges from different backgrounds will be judging the RedBud submissions and no extension will be made to the entry deadline due to judging schedules. The date for the Award presentation will be announced in the coming weeks.

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