The Oregon Travel Experience hired a new CEO after nearly a year of controversy.
Kyle Walker, a long-time public employee, will take the top job eight months after former director Cheryl Gribskov officially announced her retirement amid an uproar when it came to light she had been secretly retired for nearly a year.
“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,” Walker said in a press release. “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.”
Read more at The Statesman Journal.