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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
This annual Fall event is the largest trade show in the state of Oklahoma and the most important event for foodservice, hospitality, and tourism industry professionals, featuring hundreds of exhibits, an opening night party, the ever-popular ORA Culinary Cook-off, the exciting ORA Cocktail Shakedown and over 6,000 industry attendees.
New data shows that inbound international travel grew 5.2 percent in May, marking the 13th straight month of positive year-over-year growth.
The 2017 "The Power of Travel Promotion" study is helpful in supporting funding for your state tourism division. Page ten shows the positive economic impact of tourism. And, a strong theme of the guide is stated on page 31 - “Destinations that fail to invest consistently in travel promotion will see visitors – and jobs and tax revenues – go elsewhere."
Halfway through the second quarter of the year, uncertainty is on the upswing. The timeliness of overhauls related to healthcare as well as the tax system have become questionable. As a result, consumer confidence and business confidence, while up smartly over the past six months, appear to be in “evaluation mode” as Washington adjusts to the new administration and the controversies that have developed. However, the fundamentals related to the economy are sound. The labor market is healthy; wages are growing and even accelerating. The dollar has moderated slightly since the new year while inflation remains moderate.

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