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Leadership
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 
Chair
Dan Schemm
Visit Norman
Norman


Vice Chair
Angel Green
Chickasaw Country
Oklahoma City


Treasurer
Mita Bates
Ardmore Tourism Authority/Convention Center
Ardmore

 
Secretary
Tanya Andrews
Visit Claremore

Past Chair
Brenda Granger
Oklahoma Museums Association

Oklahoma City

President & CEO
Debra Bailey
Oklahoma Travel Industry Assn.
Oklahoma City
Ex-Officio 
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
Shawnee

Kelly Bland
Osage County Tourism
Tulsa

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

Brandi Burkhalter
Lake Texoma Association
Kingston

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
Miami

Brian Ferrell
Factor 110
Oklahoma City

Danna Fowble
Solutions 501, LLC
Norman

Tina Gilliland
Tina Gilliland & Co., LLC
Hennessey

Eddie Gray
City of McAlester
McAlester

Maria Gus
Visit Bartlesville
Bartlesville

Lori Hill
Broken Arrow Convention & Visitors Bureau
Broken Arrow

Ray Hoyt
Visit Tulsa
Tulsa

Marcy Jarrett
Visit Enid
Enid

Christi King
Downstream Casino Resort
Quapaw

Teri Knox
Duncan Convention & Visitors Bureau
Duncan

Stephen Koranda
Back to You Marketing
Norman

Susan MacQuarrie
Midwest City Convention & Visitors Bureau
Midwest City

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

Stacy Moore
Visit Shawnee
Shawnee

Cristy Morrison
Visit Stillwater
Stillwater

Justin O'Neal
Muskogee Chamber of Commerce
Muskogee

Sandy Price
OKC Convention & Visitors Bureau
Oklahoma City

Kay Rabbit-Brower
Okmulgee Tourism
Okmulgee

Janet Reed
Durant Area Chamber of Commerce
Durant

Jenna Roberson
City of Yukon
Yukon

Chelsea Rogers
Lawton Fort Sill Convention & Visitors Bureau
Lawton

Jennifer Seaton
Edmond Convention & Visitors Bureau
Edmond

Jason Selman
City of Pauls Valley
Pauls Valley

Jackie Stewart
Green Country Marketing Association
Tulsa

W.M. (Kin) Thompson
Northeastern State University
Tahlequah

Dr. Stacy Tomas
OSU School of Hospitality & Tourism
Stillwater

Rachel VanHorn
Woodward Convention & Visitors Bureau
Woodward

Cheryl Trask
Cherokee Nation Tourism
Cherokee

Rachel VanHorn
Woodward Convention & Visitors Bureau
Woodward

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
05.11.21
The RedBud Awards Ceremony is an annual event held by the Oklahoma Travel Industry Association recognizing Oklahoma tourism attractions, destination marketing organizations and journalists for their outstanding efforts to serve and promote Oklahoma's tourism industry. The 2021 RedBud Awards is brought to you by Edmond Electric. Lt. Governor Matt Pinnell will emcee the awards recognizing outstanding marketing efforts by leading organizations from across the state. Attractions, CVBs, Chambers of Commerce, ad agencies, event managers and regional marketing organizations will compete for the coveted "RedBud Award," honoring the latest, greatest, and most unique marketing strategies from across the state of Oklahoma. The awards represent the highest honor given in the Oklahoma tourism industry. The event is hosted by Visit Edmond and the Edmond Conference Center. The luncheon will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn/Edmond Conference Center.
05.07.21
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!
04.20.21
Visit eLearningU.com 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 eLearningU.com.
Red Bud Award Submissions Are Now Closed
02.25.21
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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