Megan Conway - Senior Vice President of Communications and Regional Strategy
With experience leading PR campaigns for global brands like Jim Beam, Microsoft and Coca-Cola and a few years working in-house at adidas America, Megan couples her consumer products PR experience with more than 15 years in the tourism industry to lead the PR and Communications team at Travel Portland. In addition to this work, Megan sits on Travel Portland’s executive team and oversees regional work with Travel Oregon and tourism partners throughout the state. Megan sits on the board for the Oregon Destination Association (ODA) and leads industry communications work related to tourism trends and Portland research and statistics.
My go to under the radar hangout: The kid-friendly Fire on the Mountain Fremont for wings and a brew, or the Driftwood Room for classic cocktails.
Marcus Hibdon - Director of Communications and Public Relations
Marcus brings a lifetime of media experience to his director role at Travel Portland. He started as a reporter and copy editor in high school all the way to serving as the editor-in-chief of his college newspaper, before going on to spend an additional 10 years leading newsrooms in various editor roles as a professional news journalist before joining Travel Portland in 2007. He has a passion for telling the stories of Portland, Oregon – a destination he believes had endless tales to tell and plenty to offer both journalists and visitors alike.
Contact me for questions related to tourism in Portland or need an interview with Travel Portland. 503.275.9769 ; email@example.com
Laura Guimond - Senior PR Manager, International
Laura’s appreciation for travel began at an early age, when she moved from small town New Jersey to São Paulo, Brazil. After graduate school and nonprofit work in Washington, D.C. she found a new home in Portland. She spent a decade in humanitarian aid and economic development worldwide and then turned her attention to supporting local enterprises through tourism at home. Laura now leads Travel Portland’s international PR efforts, setting strategic direction in key markets, managing PR contractors and engaging with international journalists to help them tell the story of Portland.
Contact me if you are an international journalist interested in learning more about Portland. 503.275.9783 ; firstname.lastname@example.org
Where I'm drinking right now: Oui! Wine Bar + Restaurant at Southeast Wine Collective
Stephanie Selk - Senior Media Relations and PR Manager
Stephanie joined the Travel Portland team in 2016 and brings more than 14 years of public relations experience to her position as Senior Media Relations & PR Manager. In her role she oversees Travel Portland’s US-based public relations programs, including strategic vision and media relations. Stephanie loves how Portland feels like a cozy small town and dynamic big city all at the same time.
Contact me if you are a domestic journalist interested in learning more about Portland. 503.275.9751 ; email@example.com
Favorite old-school Portland institution: Ringside Steakhouse
Where I go when it’s a rainy day: Spend the afternoon browsing the shelves at Powell’s Books
Jackie Hagan - Domestic Media Relations Manager
Growing up in Texas and California, Jackie’s wanderlust brought her to—of all places—the Midwest. After graduating, Jackie completed stints for a ghostwriting firm, literary agency, internet start-up, non-profit, and—finally!—the tourism world. Her love of storytelling was further strengthened by earning an MFA in creative writing from Oregon State University. Jackie loves exploring the intersection between identity and place, to which the city of Portland is a forever muse.
Contact me if you are looking for regional story angles or cover meetings and conventions for trade publications. 503.548.0050 ; firstname.lastname@example.org
My go to under-the-radar hangout: Rose City Book Pub for signed books and a great tap list
Inna Makheddinova - Senior Media Relations Coordinator
As a Portland native, Inna witnessed the City of Roses blossom from a weird small town to a vibrant and thriving big small city that’s still a touch weird. Inna’s work is fueled by the inspiring stories of passionate Portland makers, chefs and personalities. She loves working with writers on building out their Portland press trips and is always looking for the perfect Portland memento for them to take home.
Contact me for questions regarding media hosting. 503.275.9287 ; email@example.com
Favorite Portland bridge: Tilikum Crossing, Bridge of the People – for its name (“Tilikum” meaning “people”, “tribe” or “family”, in Chinook Jargon) and being car free with amazing views of the Willamette River.
Katie McGuigan - Senior PR Content Coordinator
Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, Katie is an Oregonian through and through. After attending the University of Oregon Katie kick started her career in destination marketing with Eugene, Cascades & Coast before joining the Travel Portland team in 2016. In her current role Katie oversees all things content – from story development to photo and video creation.
Contact me for photo/b-roll inquiries and additional information on newsroom content. 503.275.9291 ; firstname.lastname@example.org
Favorite old-school Portland institution: Stepping Stone Café for all the “Old Portland” nostalgia
Where I go when it’s the perfect sunny day: Picnic at Mt. Tabor park to watch the sunset.
**If you still aren’t sure who to contact, please feel free to reach out via our “Ask us a Question” form and we will route you to the correct team member.