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Global Strategic Partnerships

Teresa O'Neill

Teresa O'Neill

Vice President, Global Strategic Partnerships

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

Lisa Itel

Lisa Itel

Director, Global Strategic Partnerships

503.967.1564

• Lead Travel Oregon’s grants programs and team
• Lead Travel Oregon’s integrated partnership strategy and oversee the execution of partnerships and sponsorships
• Lead Travel Oregon’s collaboration with Oregon’s economic development infrastructure
Favorite Oregon Activity: Riding the tram to the top of Mt. Howard at Wallowa Lake

Matthew Finn

Matthew Finn

Coordinator, Global Strategic Partnerships

• 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

Carole Astley

Carole Astley

Director, Meeting Services

• 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

Harry Dalgaard

Harry Dalgaard

Director, Regional Cooperative Tourism Program

971.717.6202

• 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

Kate Sappell

Kate Sappell

Project Manager, Regional Cooperative Tourism Program

• 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

Michelle Woodard

Michelle Woodard

Grants Manager

• 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

Jessica Otjen

Jessica Otjen

Grants Coordinator

• Serves as system administrator for grants management software, utilizing platform for accurate tracking
• Coordinates required due diligence on applicants and grantees to ensure compliance with grant program requirements, mission and goals.
• Fields and responds to grantee and applicant inquiries

Favorite Oregon Activity: Family adventures, exploring flower farms and photographing magical places in Oregon.