Global Strategic Partnerships

  1. Teresa O'Neill

    Oversees the Global Strategic Partnerships team which includes the following program areas:
    • Regional Cooperative Tourism Program
    • Industry Services
    • Grants
    • Strategic Partnership Development

    Favorite Oregon Activity: A day on the slopes or a golf course in beautiful Central Oregon, followed by a tasty Pinot Noir

  2. Lisa Itel

    Favorite Oregon Activity: Riding the tram to the top of Mt. Howard at Wallowa Lake

  3. Matthew Finn

    • Provides administrative support and project management support to the VP of Global Strategic Partnerships
    • Coordinates and attends meetings with public and private sector partners
    • Serves as a liaison on behalf of the Global Strategic Partnership Team to internal and external stakeholders

  4. Carole Astley, CMP

    • Leads Industry Services program of work
    • Develops and delivers industry training and professional development opportunities, including the Governor’s Conference on Tourism and the Travel Oregon 101 program

    Favorite Oregon Activity: Skiing Timberline at Mt. Hood

  5. Kendra Perry, CMP

    • Works with external partners on business development opportunities, including Governor’s Conference on Tourism
    • Manages online event registration system
    • Coordinates statewide Travel Oregon 101 seminars

    Favorite Oregon Activity: Spending time at the Oregon Coast with family and friends

  6. Harry Dalgaard

    • Strategizes and develops Regional Cooperative Tourism Program plans
    • Liaises with Regional Destination Management Organizations regarding their execution of regional plans
    • Maximizes impact of regional tourism investments

    Favorite Oregon Activity: Chanterelle picking, mountain biking and trail stewardship

  7. Kate Sappell

    • Provides logistical support to the Regional Cooperative Tourism Program
    • Provides support on enacting regional plans
    • Works with external partners and communicates with Regional Destination Management Organizations

    Favorite Oregon Activity: Hiking through the Columbia River Gorge

  8. Michelle Woodard

    • Administers and monitors Travel Oregon’s competitive and matching grants programs
    • Manages the grant application, review and awards process
    • Responsible for increasing positive economic impacts of tourism and strengthening Oregon’s diverse local tourism industry through Travel Oregon grants

    Favorite Oregon Activity: Exploring the great outdoors and spending time with family in Ashland

  9. Jessica Otjen