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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.

 
Lara Blubaugh
Manager, Communications & Marketing

Manages association communications, marketing, web content/design, graphic design, digital marketing, and publications.
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
12.14.20
At his press conference last week, Governor Stitt announced his new Emergency Executive Order would include additional mandates affecting the hospitality industry. The order will take effect on Monday, December 14 and includes the issues below which affect our industry. Read more about the Governor's new executive order here.
11.30.-1
We would like to thank our hosts and partners for another successful Lt. Governor Travel & Tourism Summits! Click here to view and download the PowerPoints and recordings from the Summits.
06.05.20
Oklahoma has implemented a three-phased approach to open Oklahoma’s economy back up, and is currently in Phase 3 as of June 1, 2020. Click here to view the most up-to-date restaurant and bar guidelines.
03.20.20
During this unprecedented time, OTIA continues to respond to the challenges COVID-19 presents across Oklahoma's hospitality industry. We will vigorously fight for our industry and will strive to provide you with new and relevant information and resources. Check here regularly for updates and resources.

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