Travel Oregon is seeking an experienced, strategic, and dynamic professional to serve as the new Chief Administrative Officer (CAO). The Oregon Tourism Commission, dba Travel Oregon, is a semi-independent agency that works to enhance Oregon’s economy by developing world-class visitor experiences and providing information that inspires travel and conveys the exceptional quality of Oregon as a destination. A nine-member board of commissioners appointed by the governor oversees the agency. The commission aims to improve Oregonian’s quality of life by strengthening the economic impacts of the state’s $13.9 billion tourism industry, which employs 117,000 Oregonians.

The Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) is a key player in Travel Oregon’s success story, providing operational leadership of organizational strategy, culture, budget, resources, assessment, and priorities. The CAO has administrative oversight over the Administration and Insights & Impact departments and the People and Culture function, including managing employees, leading strategy, systems, and protocols, and assessing outcomes.

The CAO is pivotal in Travel Oregon’s vision, overseeing the day-to-day operations of the organization, the development and growth of the workforce, and overall agency performance against defined performance indicators. The person in this role drives strategic and operational improvements across the agency by working on various operational, cross-functional, and high-impact programs and initiatives. The CAO will galvanize a team around a shared vision, ensuring the seamless provision of shared services – research, strategy, HR, accounting, and operations, and driving strategic and operational improvements.

If interested in learning more about this great opportunity, please use the link below to apply or send your resume to the SearchWide Global Executive listed below.

Reference #3720 

Location: Portland, OR (Hybrid In-Office/Remote)

Contact: Nicole Newman, Vice President,