Mike Marsh appointed to the Oregon travel Information Council
Oregon Travel Experience (OTE) is pleased to welcome Mike Marsh to the Oregon Travel Information Council (OTIC). Marsh was appointed to OTE’s governing board by Governor Kate Brown.
Marsh brings 30 years of experience in Oregon government policy analysis and leadership including serving as administrator of the DAS Budget and Management Division, administrator of the DAS Facilities Division, and a decade as Deputy Director of the Oregon Department of Transportation. Marsh previously served in the US Marines Corps active duty and reserves for 20 years, retiring as a Lt. Colonel.
“Mike brings a wealth of expertise in public administration, finance, transportation, and facilities operations ,” said OTIC Chair Gwenn Baldwin. “We congratulate Mike on his appointment to the Council and are excited to work with him in service to travelers exploring Oregon.”
A native Oregonian, Marsh cited his love for our state’s history as a factor in seeking this position with the Council. Marsh notes that as a child he asked his parents to stop at every historical marker they passed, writing: “I am connected at my core to Oregon.”
“I have a life-long affinity for our state,” said Marsh, “and welcome the opportunity to work with OTE’s programs, applying my experience in finance and government and contributing as much as possible to the Council’s mission.”
Marsh earned a bachelor’s degree in History and Political Science at the University of Oregon and his MBA from the Willamette University Atkinson Graduate School of Management. Marsh served as an executive/adjunct professor for the Atkinson school, where he continues to teach and serves on the Board of the Institute for Modern Government. Marsh also chaired the board for Co-Serve International, a non-profit leadership-training organization.