Westlund Named Business Person of the Year

Springfield Chamber of Commerce Honors Travel Lane County President & CEO

Kari Westlund.jpgKari Westlund, Travel Lane County President & CEO, was honored as the 2018 Business Person of the Year at the Springfield Chamber of Commerce Annual Awards & Installation Banquet. Board Chair Lorrie Normann commented, “I am so happy that Kari received such a well -deserved award. This recognition reflects the passion and dedication that Kari brings to Travel Lane County and all the affiliations she works so tirelessly to support.” Westlund has served as President & CEO of Travel Lane County since 1996. She is a past board chair of many entities, including: Oregon Tourism Commission, Oregon Destination Marketing Organization, DMA West Association Board, DMA West Foundation Board,
Oregon Track Club, and Arts & Business Alliance of Eugene to name a few. She currently serves on the Board of U.S. Travel, targeted sector committees, the Economic Development Community Collaborative and formerly served on the HB2402 Joint Interim Legislative Task Force on Fish, Wildlife and Related Outdoor Recreation & Education. Locally, Westlund is serving or has served on the Steering Committee for 2008, 2012 and 2016 Olympic Track & Field Team Trials, Lane Economic Committee. With more than 35 years of destination marketing experience, serving as the CEO of CVBs in Kodiak and Juneau before coming to Lane County. Westlund began her destination marketing career with the Fairbanks CVB.