Green Country Marketing Association Approves 2018 Directors

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Green Country Marketing Association, one of the state’s multi-county organizations working with the Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Department in promoting tourism, held its annual membership meeting recently and approved its 2018 board of officers and directors.Green Country Marketing Association, one of the state’s multi-county organizations working with the Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Department in promoting tourism, held its annual membership meeting recently and approved its 2018 board of officers and directors. The 2018 Executive Committee members include Chairman Tanya Andrews, Visit Claremore; President Linda Goldner, Picture in Scripture Amphitheater; First Vice President Justin Alberty, Grand River Dam Authority; Secretary/Treasurer Steve White, Love Bottling; Vice President, Marketing, Royal Aills, RSU Public Television; and Vice Presidents Maria Gus, Bartlesville Convention & Visitors Bureau; Teri Bowers, Oklahoma Aquarium; and Cheryl Trask, Cherokee Nation Cultural Tourism. In addition, several tourism professionals serve the organization as Area Directors, Directors at-Large and Associate Directors from across Green Country.

GCMA spans 52 years of growth in tourism in northeastern Oklahoma. In 1965, business and community leaders from across eastern Oklahoma gathered in Bartlesville and founded Green Country Marketing Assn. as an economic development program for the 18 counties of northeastern Oklahoma, Stewart explained. “Green Country Marketing Association is proud of its history of attracting visitors to our many outstanding attractions, events, and natural resources,” Stewart said. “Of the state’s $$8.9 billion annual tourism economic impact, Green Country can proudly claim more than $2.75 billion.” Green Country is one of 11 multi-county organizations working with the Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Department, the Oklahoma Travel Industry Assn. and others to promote the State tourism industry.Based on its members’ needs, Green Country develops cooperative advertising and marketing campaigns designed to encourage travelers to visit the region while providing savings for its participating members.

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