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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  
Sandy Pantlik
Oklahoma State University
Oklahoma City

Vice Chair
Loisdawn Jones
Duncan Convention & Visitors Bureau

Maria Gus
Bartlesville Convention & Visitors Bureau

Brenda Granger
Oklahoma Museums Association
Oklahoma City

Past Chair
Cathy Williams-White
Edmond Convention & Visitors Bureau

President & CEO
Debra Bailey
Oklahoma Travel Industry Assn.
Oklahoma City
Lieutenant Governor
Todd Lamb
State of Oklahoma

Designee for Lt. Governor
Philip Grenier
Travel & Tourism Division Director
Dick Dutton
Oklahoma Tourism & Recreation Department
Board of Directors  
Christy Alcox
Red Earth, Inc.
Oklahoma City

Tanya Andrews
Claremore Convention & Visitors Bureau

Mita Bates
Ardmore Tourism Authority

Heather Brothers
Visit El Reno
El Reno

Taylor Burgess
Lawton Fort Sill Chamber of Commerce

Rich Cantillon
Ponca City Chamber of Comm.
Ponca City

Michael Carrier
Oklahoma City Convention & Visitors Bureau
Oklahoma City

Amanda Davis
Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau

Danna Fowble
Solutions 501, LLC

Tina Gilliland
Tina Gilliland & Co., LLC

Angel Green
Chicksaw Country

Lori Hill
City of Broken Arrow
Broken Arrow

Ray Hoyt
Visit Tulsa

Marcy Jarrett
Visit Enid

Stephen Koranda
Back to You Marketing

Julie Lenius
Elk City Convention & Visitors Bureau
Elk City

Susan MacQuarrie
Midwest City Convention & Visitor Bureau
Midwest City
Chuck Mai
AAA Oklahoma
Oklahoma City

Erin McDaniel
Choctaw Country

Brooke Miller
Great Plains Country

Cristy Morrison
Stillwater Convention & Visitors Bureau

Jennifer Newton
Woodward Convention & Visitors Bureau

Sandy Price
Oklahoma City Convention & Visitors Bureau
Oklahoma City

Leanne Rickner
Factor 110
Oklahoma City

Dan Schemm
Norman Convention & Visitors Bureau

Jason Selman
City of Pauls Valley
Pauls Valley

Jackie Stewart
Green Country Marketing Association

Kin Thompson
Northeastern State University

Dr. Stacy Tomas
OSU School of Hotel & Restaurant Administration

Cheryl Trask
Cherokee Nation Tourism

Steven Ward
Red Carpet Charters

Kari Watkins
OKC National Memorial
Oklahoma City

Terri Weir
Lake Texoma Association

Ashley Wilbourn
Greater Muskogee Area Chamber of Commerce
Committee Members  
Mita Bates, Ardmore Tourism Authority
Anita Bucciarelli, Muskogee Chamber of Commerce
Jessica Coody, Great Plains Country
Kinlee Farris, Shawnee Convention & Visitors Bureau
Cassandra Gains, Muskogee Civic Center
Angel Green, The Chickasaw Nation
Jessica Henderson, Great Plains Country
Debbie Hickman, Woodward Convention & Visitors Bureau
Amy Hindman, Jordan Associates
Vanesa Masucci, Visit Tulsa
Shelly Morgan, Lake Texoma Association
Nancy Phillips, Green Country Marketing Association
Brett Powers, Perry Chamber of Commerce
Gene Stroman, Visit El Reno
Jen Tregarthen, Sam Noble Museum of Natural History
Ruben Wallace, Genghis Grill
Shoshana Wasserman, American Indian Cultural Center & Museum


What's Happening
Members of the OTIA will come together for Hospitality Day at the Capitol, where we will spend time speaking to legislators about issues facing our industry, and then culminate in a fabulous reception with more than 600 members and legislators at the Chevy Bricktown Events Center.
OTIA has made it easier to apply for the RedBud Awards! You can either download the RedBud Awards application like you have in the past and submit everything in hard copy form, OR you can apply online. This annual event recognizes Oklahoma tourism attractions, destination marketing organizations, and journalists for their outstanding efforts to serve and promote Oklahoma's tourism industry. The ceremony will be held during the Oklahoma Conference on Tourism on May 15. The deadline to apply is March 2, 2018.
OTIA was thrilled to host three amazing Lt. Governor’s Travel & Tourism Summits this year in Guymon, Sulphur, and Tahlequah. Outstanding speakers presented on a variety of topics, and Lt. Governor Todd Lamb once again joined us for the festivities. We've posted pictures from all events!
The travel industry added 30,000 jobs in October, a significant increase following a drop in travel employment last month due to Hurricanes Irma and Harvey, according to the U.S. Travel Association’s analysis of Friday’s Labor Department employment report.

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