OTE - Oregon Travel Experience

OTE welcomes new CEO

Posted on: December 5th, 2012 by Madeline MacGregor in News & Press | 4 Comments

Kyle Walker is selected as CEO

Oregon Travel Experience (governed by the Oregon Travel Information Council) is pleased to announce that Kyle K. Walker has accepted the position as agency Chief Executive Officer. Following a national recruitment process, the council and its stakeholders selected Ms. Walker as the ideal candidate to lead OTE.

“Kyle Walker is the right executive to take Oregon Travel Experience to the next level, with exceptional experience in strategic planning, regulatory navigation and community engagement,” said Gwenn Baldwin, Chair of the Oregon Travel Information Council. “The council and staff look forward to working with Kyle to steer the agency mission forward for exceptional travel experiences throughout Oregon.”

Walker brings experience delivering cost effective services and a record of building strategic partnerships with public and private community leaders.  She is a former strategic planning manager with Portland General Electric, has served as assistant to the City Manager in Gresham, acted as a division manager for the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife and was the communications manager for the City of Olympia.  In addition to her service on several youth based non-profit boards, Walker is currently serving as an elected official on the North Clackamas School District Board of Directors.

“I look forward to meeting our customers and industry partners and working with an agile team,” said Walker. “I welcome this opportunity to engage a variety of stakeholders—from business owners who rely on highway signs to attract customers, to motorists who expect Oregon’s rest areas to be safe and clean.

“It is important for our tourism and transportation organizations, sign customers and community coalitions to know they can count on OTE to be a receptive partner and forge creative solutions to support local economic prosperity,” added Walker.

CEO Walker will join OTE on Monday, December 10, 2012.

For more information about this press release, contact OTE’s Chief Communications Officer Madeline MacGregor at 1-800-574-9397.

Members of the press are welcome to download a PDF version of this news release.



Dani Hawthorne

- Comment left on: December 5th, 2012 at 9:35 am

Welcome to the team! 🙂


- Comment left on: December 5th, 2012 at 10:47 am

We are so excited to begin working with Kyle, she will do great things for our agency.

I welcome you, Kyle. I am very ecstatic about getting to know you.

Deb Barnes

- Comment left on: December 5th, 2012 at 11:40 am

Kyle Walker is a team builder, an exceptional leader, and great at strategic planning. Folks working with her will be pleased.

Dave S.

- Comment left on: December 5th, 2012 at 1:53 pm

Welcome aboard Kyle! Glad to have you leading our team!

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