Represents industry views & interests before state legislative & regulatory agencies. Coordinates with officers, board of directors and contract lobbyist. Serves as industry spokesperson and coordinates with National Restaurant Association on federal issues and events.
Responsible for fiscal management of the association, directs staff activities, office operations, and communicates with officers, board members and contract lobbyist as needed. Also serves as CEO to the Oklahoma Travel Industry Association.
Manages ORA meetings and events including convention booth sales/invoicing, logistics and exhibitor relations. Responsible for OH&LA meeting and event activities. Provides administrative assistance to Director, Strategic Programs & Events.
Primary contact for industry as it relates to member enrollment, retention, research and discount program enrollment. Responsible for Member Services Representatives and assists Director, Education with training.
Primary trainer of members on Alcohol Compliance Education (ACE), proper food handling (ServSafe®) and other industry service-related programs. Supports initiatives of the Oklahoma Hospitality Foundation.
Directs the Hospitality Career Initiative (workforce development) program by working with high schools, career techs, and correctional facilities to implement foodservice and lodging education; works to provide job placement and mentoring activities within industry.