In Memory of Bill Klein

Travel Oregon recently released its updated Oregon Travel Impacts report that was prepared by Dean Runyan Associates. Bill Klein was largely responsible for this economic impact study. He substantially upgraded the research methodology of the report and continued to make refinements. Klein passed away on May 11 from pancreatic cancer. He was thorough and worked tirelessly on behalf of Travel Oregon and the tourism industry. In his more than 20 years at Dean Runyan Associates, Klein specialized in economic and market research, and was responsible for many of the company’s economic studies for state and regional organizations. His important work helps tell the story of travel and tourism for Oregon and showcase the value of our industry. He will be deeply missed by all of us. Klein leaves behind his wife Mary Kelly-Klein and sons Tom, John and Cyril. Learn more about his life.