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Background                                  1997-1998I went to Western Business College and earneda degree in Travel and H...
1998Internship with Rosenbluth International one of the top 3  travel management companies in the United States.
1998-1999The work I did as an intern resulted in being hired towork with Rosenbluth on one of their large corporate       ...
2000-2001I found myself in Savannah, GA working for a leadinglocal retail travel agency.   Agent and buyer of domestic an...
2001I was lucky enough to return to Portland and promotethe place I love working with the Portland OregonVisitors Associat...
Portland Oregon Visitors Association                  Leisure Housing Manager                        2001-2004 Co-develop...
2004-Present                        Travel Portland         Tourism Sales Manager USA, Canada & Oceana Travel Trade Sales...
Professional Affiliations 2009-2012 NTA Executive/Finance Committee and  Board of Directors DMO Chairman Strong directio...
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  1. 1. Background 1997-1998I went to Western Business College and earneda degree in Travel and Hospitality Management.
  2. 2. 1998Internship with Rosenbluth International one of the top 3 travel management companies in the United States.
  3. 3. 1998-1999The work I did as an intern resulted in being hired towork with Rosenbluth on one of their large corporate travel accounts.
  4. 4. 2000-2001I found myself in Savannah, GA working for a leadinglocal retail travel agency. Agent and buyer of domestic and international packaged travel. Top seller of cruise packages and Disney package product in our agency. Planned group leisure and FIT package programs. Managed day-to-day aspects of retail travel agency
  5. 5. 2001I was lucky enough to return to Portland and promotethe place I love working with the Portland OregonVisitors Association.
  6. 6. Portland Oregon Visitors Association Leisure Housing Manager 2001-2004 Co-developed and marketed travel promotions and packaged travel products for sale via destination website. Trained industry stakeholders to effectively utilize our marketing programs and to receive the greatest ROI from those promotions. Created a hotel outreach program that allows the bureau to respond to the unique concerns of each hotel partner.
  7. 7. 2004-Present Travel Portland Tourism Sales Manager USA, Canada & Oceana Travel Trade Sales for the markets listed above, representing the four county Greater Portland Region Stakeholder Development in the Greater Portland Region to encourage participation in tourism programs Plan, organize and participate in multiple travel tradeshows, sales missions and familiarization tours of the region and state Work within and maintain an annual budget Annual sales efforts responsible for nearly $2 million dollars in estimated economic impact to the region, several thousand room nights and hundreds of leads to industry partners
  8. 8. Professional Affiliations 2009-2012 NTA Executive/Finance Committee and Board of Directors DMO Chairman Strong direction/assistance in opening NTA’s China office in Shanghai via US Department of Commerce matching grant program 2010- present NTA and STI (Sustainable Travel International) Ambassador
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