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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. 

Linda Etherton
Director, ORA Expo

Responsible for association exhibitor relations.
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.

 
Karlie Hart
Manager, Communications & Marketing

Initiates and manages all industry communications including the Oklahoma Restaurateur magazine, and all online communications including Ala Carte E-news and social media. Also manages web content, marketing, advertising, and photography.

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. 
Elizabeth Sanchez
Manager, Member Care

Elizabeth oversees member fulfillment including member and nonmember databases, dues billings and collection, retention programs and endorsed partner relations.
 
Sarai Maldanado
Member Care Coordinator

Assists with member fulfillment including member and nonmember databases, dues billings and collection, retention programs and endorsed partner relations.
 
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.
  
What's Happening
02.25.21
Submit your entries now 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. Visit the Event page for the link to submit your entry.
The Hospitality Industry Join Forces for Annual "A Tasteful Affair" Legislative Reception
03.04.21
On April 14, 2021 members of the Oklahoma Restaurant Association, Oklahoma Hotel & Lodging Association and Oklahoma Travel Industry Association join forces to gather for Oklahoma’s annual “A Tasteful Affair” Legislative Reception. 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 a thoughtful consideration. Stay tuned for 2021 registration!

3800 N. Portland Ave., Oklahoma City, OK 73112
 
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