Oklahoma Travel Industry Association - Event Information
Lt. Governor's Travel & Tourism Summits
The Oklahoma Travel Industry Association has again partnered with Lt. Governor Todd Lamb to produce the Lt. Governor's Travel & Tourism Summits, which will be held around the state. Each half-day program provides tourism education featuring speakers covering a range of topics on best practices to promote tourism in your region, and includes a townhall-type discussion by the Lt. Governor on tourism development in each of the areas visited around the state.
Full Registration - $45/person Includes Education Workshops, Breaks, Town Hall Meeting, and Networking Reception.
Networking Reception ONLY - $20/person/event Includes Townhall Meeting with Lt. Governor and the Networking Reception ONLY
* Registering 3 or more people from the same business? Use the discount code SUMMIT17 and get 50% off!
Lt. Governor Todd Lamb
State of Oklahoma
Oklahoma elected Todd Lamb as Lt. Governor on November 2, 2010. After a term in which Lamb successfully advocated for workers’ compensation reform, higher pay for Oklahoma’s Troopers, and growing Oklahoma’s oil and gas industry, Lamb was reelected in 2014, winning in each of Oklahoma’s 77 counties.
An Enid native, Lamb has spent many years in public service to his state and nation.
He served in the Keating Administration, and worked on the staff of United States Senator Don Nickles.
Lamb also became a Special Agent with the United States Secret Service where he was elected president of his Secret Service Academy class and graduated with special recognition. His duties included domestic and international protection assignments during the Clinton and George W. Bush administrations.
In 2004, Lamb was elected to serve in the Oklahoma state Senate. Lamb was re-elected in 2008 and in 2009 became the first Republican Majority Floor Leader in state history.
Lt. Governor Lamb was elected chairman of the National Lt. Governors Association (NLGA) and Chairman of the Republican Lt. Governors Association (RLGA). For five years Lamb has been Vice Chair of the Aerospace States Association (ASA).
Lamb has worked in the private sector as a landman in Oklahoma’s energy industry, and was General Counsel for an energy and wireless company in Edmond, Oklahoma.
Todd Lamb and his wife Monica have been married 21 years and have two children, Griffin and Lauren.
Tina Gilliland, CAE
Tina has over 25 years of successful experience in Oklahoma’s travel and tourism industry ranging from time at the Oklahoma City Convention and Visitors Bureau, heading the Bartlesville Chamber’s Convention and Visitors Bureau, and on to lead Oklahoma’s Travel Promotion Division – the marketing and promotions arm of the Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Department (OTRD).
Upon departing OTRD, Tina founded her marketing and management consulting firm, Tina Gilliland & Company. Strategic planning, leadership development, association management, travel and tourism marketing solutions, community development, event planning and more. Tina’s firm is currently contracting with the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum handling travel trade and leisure marketing.
Tina received the Certified Association Executive (CAE) professional designation from the American Society of Association Executives in 2004. Having served on numerous boards throughout her career, Tina currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Oklahoma Travel Industry Association, AAA Oklahoma / South Dakota and is Board President for Cimarron Montessori School.
Tina is a true Oklahoman with a love for the entire state. She was born in south central Oklahoma, raised in northwest Oklahoma, earned her bachelor’s degree in central Oklahoma at the University of Central Oklahoma, began her professional career in OKC and on to northeast Oklahoma, and has returned to her roots in northwest Oklahoma to raise her family in Hennessey. Tina is married to Ronny and they have three children – 10-year old Alyssa and two adult boys, Kyle and Tanner.
Program Coordinator, Northeastern State University
Kin Thompson is the program coordinator for the Hospitality and Tourism Management major at Northeastern State University. NSU offers a unique four-year program in which students receive a Bachelor of Business Administration degree with a major in Hospitality and Tourism Management.
Active in Oklahoma Tourism, Kin currently serves as the Chairman for the Oklahoma Tourism Industry Association, Past Chairman of the Board for Green Country Marketing Association, and has served on the boards of the Tahlequah Area Tourism Council and the Festivals and Events Association of Oklahoma.
Kin has spoken to groups across Oklahoma including the Oklahoma Main Street Association, Oklahoma Optometric Physicians Association, and the Muskogee Success Expo. He has facilitated board retreats for the Broken Arrow Chamber of Commerce and the city of Miami. He has provided professional development for Locust Grove and Tahlequah Public Schools.
Kin currently serves as President of the Tahlequah Public Schools Foundation and has been a member of Leadership Tahlequah. He works with college students at First Baptist Church and serves as the sponsor for the NSU President’s Leadership Class.
Kin’s wife, Anita, is the Director of the Sequoyah Institute. They are the proud parents of Meg and McKinley. Kin spends free time traveling with his family and reading the latest books on leadership.