Carolyn S. Hill, CEO of Travel Southern Oregon and Executive Director of the Crater Lake National Trust, has been appointed to serve a two-year term on the board of the Oregon Destination Marketing Organizations. The term begins in June.
The Oregon Destination Marketing Organizations (ODMO) is a statewide network of convention and visitor bureaus and chambers of commerce directors that share a common interest in the vision and vitality of Oregon’s travel industry. Its mission is to provide professional development for ODMO members and leadership and advocacy for the convention and visitors industry.
“I’m honored to join the ODMO board,” Carolyn says. “I enjoy working with our local DMOs in Southern Oregon as well as everyone throughout the state. Successful tourism promotion starts with strong partnerships and the ODMO is a key partner for all of us.”
Carolyn also was reappointed to the Joint Legislative Committee for the Oregon-Fujian Sister State. As a committee member since 2009, Carolyn has been one of the regional and state leaders in developing the China visitor market.
“The work of the Legislative Committee is focused on diplomatic relationships, economic development, education and more,” said Carolyn. In the years since her involvement, “Travel Southern Oregon developed a Southern Oregon-China Connection conference, bringing together tourism, economic development, education, and other partners in the region,” she said. “In addition to these efforts, we are working toward developing a sister-park agreement for Crater Lake National Park.”
Travel Southern Oregon coordinated in March a 10-day familiarization tour for officials from Fujian. In late May, the 6th Annual Southern Oregon-China Connection conference will take place.
Carolyn has been the CEO of Travel Southern Oregon since 2003. She serves on a range of other regional and statewide committees, including the the Oregon Tourism & Hospitality Consortium. Carolyn also serves as Executive Director of the Southern Oregon Winery Association.