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Oklahoma Travel Industry Association
3800 N. Portland Avenue
Oklahoma City, OK 73112
(405) 942-1121
(800) 375-8181


 
Debra Bailey, CAE
President & CEO

Serves as Chief Executive of the association, and is responsible for the fiscal management of the association, as well as directing staff activities, office operations, and communication with officers. Coordinates with contract lobbyists as needed.  Also serves as CFO for the Oklahoma Restaurant Association.
Patti Colley, IOM, CMP
Chief Strategy Officer

Responsible for communicating the association’s mission and elevating its brand. Directs industry relations and Strategic Partnership Marketing initiatives, as well as marketing collaborations. Oversees activities surrounding association meetings and events. Also serves as Chief Strategy Officer of the Oklahoma Restaurant Association and the Oklahoma Hotel & Lodging Association. 

Jillian Coursey
Manager, Training & Accounting

Manages all ServSafe® sanitation training classes and other educational training opportunities and materials. Assists CEO with association accounting, and accounts payables/receivables.
Linda Etherton
Director, ORA Expo

Responsible for association graphic design projects, as well as exhibitor relations. Also serves as Director, Convention of the Oklahoma Restaurant Convention & Expo.
Collin Graham
Director, Membership

Primary contact for the industry as it relates to member enrollment, retention, research and discount program enrollment, as well as Alcohol Compliance Training and regulatory and operational research for members. Directs activities surrounding the development of preferred member programs.

 
Jim Hopper
Oklahoma Restaurant Association President & CEO

Represents industry views and interests before state legislative and regulatory agencies. Coordinates with contract lobbyist. 

Theresa Martin
Manager, Meetings & Events

Primary member contact for event registration. Assists CSO in managing association meetings and events. 
Cameryn Rose
Manager, Communications & Marketing

Initiates and manages all industry communications including the Advance newsletter, Destinations e-blasts, social media, web content, public relations, and advertising. advertising and photography.


 
Chandy Rice, CAE
Director, Education

Directs the training and educational opportunities for members, including speaker/facilitator considerations. Provides job placement and mentoring activities, as well as directing our Oklahoma’s ProStart and HospitAbilities programs. Serves as the primary point of contact for activities involving the Oklahoma Hospitality Foundation.



 
Elizabeth Sanchez
Manager, Member Care

Elizabeth oversees member fulfillment including member and nonmember databases, dues billings and collection, retention programs and endorsed partner relations.
 
Hannah Shillington
Coordinator, Sonic/ServSafe®

Maintains all records for Sonic/ServSafe® classes and coordinates Alcohol Compliance Education “ACE” training classes.
Julia Jernigan Smith
Contract Lobbyist
Represents industry issues at the state capitol and state agencies.
Benny Vanatta
Contract Lobbyist

Represents industry issues at the state capitol and state agencies.
Sarai Maldonado
Help Desk Coordinator

Answers the phones, processes the mail and answers questions regarding membership, training and registration inquiries. 
 
What's Happening
02.20.20
Our 2020 "A Tasteful Affair" Legislative Reception is officially back on the calendar and will be held on March 11th from 5:00-7:00 pm at the Bricktown Event Center in Oklahoma City. Members of the Oklahoma Restaurant Association, Oklahoma Hotel & Lodging Association, and the Oklahoma Travel Industry Association are excited to come together to host the Oklahoma Legislature for this annual culinary event.
Oklahoma Brand Unveiled: Imagine That!
02.14.20
OTIA was honored to attend the Oklahoma State Brand Unveiling yesterday. Governor Kevin Stitt and Lt. Governor Matt Pinnell announced the new brand, including our new tagline “Imagine That!” We hope this new brand will further attract tourists and businesses to our wonderful state!
01.17.20
The nomination form for the annual RedBed Awards is now available! This event recognizes Oklahoma tourism attractions, destination marketing organizations and journalists for their outstanding efforts to serve and promote Oklahoma's tourism industry. The deadline to apply for the RedBud Awards is March 20, 2020 and the ceremony will be held during the Oklahoma Conference on Tourism on May 13.
01.09.20
The hospitality industry is the driving force in Oklahoma’s economy, generating enormous tax revenues, providing jobs for hundreds of thousands of Oklahomans, and giving time and money back to their communities. At the same time, it’s vital that we maintain good relations with legislators so that our perspective on various bills and issues is given thoughtful consideration.

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