President & CEO, OTIA; Deputy Director/CFO, ORA & OH&LA
As President & CEO, Debra serves as the Director of the association and manages board relations. She represents industry views, directs staff activities, oversees the day-to-day operations of the association and continued management of Oklahoma Travel Industry Association meetings and events.
|Elizabeth "Bety" Balderas
Coordinator, Sonic/ServSafe, and Registration
Maintains all records for Sonic ServSafe classes and coordinates Alcohol Compliance Education “ACE” training classes. Manages event registration.
Manager, Training & Accounting
Manages all ServSafe sanitation training classes and other educational training opportunities. Also manages accounts receivable.
Chief Strategy Officer
Works with the President/CEO to communicate the association's mission and strategies. Directs activities surrounding association meetings and events. Responsible for Strategic Partnerships/sponsorships, marketing collaborations, and industry relations. Also, serves as Executive Vice President of the Oklahoma Hotel & Lodging Association.
Manages association graphic design needs, as well as the OH&LA Vendor Expo including convention booth sales, logistics, and exhibitor relations. Also serves as Director, Convention of the Oklahoma Restaurant Convention & Expo.
Primary contact for industry as it relates to member enrollment, retention, research and discount program enrollment. Responsible for Member Services Representatives and assists Director, Education with training.
Oklahoma Restaurant Association President & CEO
As President & CEO, Jim represents industry views and interests before legislative and regulatory agencies. He communicates and coordinates with the ORA's government affairs representative, and he works with the Executive Committee and the Board of Directors on a daily basis.
Manager, Meetings & Events
Primary member contact for event registration. Manages details involved with planning association meetings and events.
Manager, Industry Communications
Initiates and manages all industry communications including publications, web, public relations, and advertising.
Director, Education & Student Programs
Directs the training and educational opportunities for members, including speaker/facilitator evaluations. Also directs Oklahoma's ProStart Program, a nationally recognized culinary and hospitality certification in high schools and technology centers within the state. Works to provide job placement and mentoring activities within the industry. Is the primary point of contact for activities involving the Oklahoma Hospitality Foundation.
Benny works daily at the state capitol to ensure that the laws passed by government officials represent the best interests of the OTIA's members.
Director, Member Care
Manages member fulfillment including member and non-member databases, dues billings and collection, retention programs and endorsed partner relations.
|OPEN POSITION||Help Desk Coordinator
Responsibilities include answering phones, member communication, entry-level bookkeeping, and data entry.