Staff & Board
Chamber Staff & Board of Directors
Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce
Mailing Address: PO Box 550
Physical Address: 260 West Broadway
Jackson, Wyoming 83001
Jackson Hole & Greater Yellowstone Visitor Center: 532 North Cache
Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce Staff
President/CEO: Anna Olson
Anna Olson moved to Jackson, WY in Nov 1996 from London, England, she joined Jackson Hole Mountain Resort (JHMR) the following September as the Communications Manager. Drawing on experience in the UK as Product Manager for 2 major tour operators including United Airlines, Anna combined her business degree with a marketing passion. Anna’s community organization experience includes working with JH AIR, JH Central Reservations and the JH Travel and Tourism Board. Anna served on the Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors for 8 years including one year as Chair. She was appointed to the Governor’s Council on Developmental Disabilities by Governor Mead in 2012 and is a founding board member (and current chair) of Vertical Harvest Jackson Hole. Anna is married to Jeff Olson and together they are raising three children, Marcus, Martha and Pearl, who were all born in Jackson, WY. Her passions include family camping, skiing, road biking and cooking with friends. The latest Olson, Murray, arrived via the Teton Animal Adoption Center last year and he squarely rules the house as only an adoring lab can do.
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Vice President: Rick Howe, IOM
Rick Howe has been a Wyoming resident for over 35 years. He is currently Vice President of the Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce and is a Graduate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Institute for Organization Management Program, with specialized certification in customer service and building successful business models and systems. Rick teaches and speaks throughout the country providing the latest updates and trends in all areas of organizational health with main focuses on customer service, strategy, ethics and finance.
Rick currently serves on the U.S. Chamber Foundation’s Board of Regents. Rick has held top-level positions within his community, state and nationally. Rick has been Awarded Lifetime Ambassadorships and is Recipient of Numerous Community Service, National Leadership, and Achievement Awards.
Rick’s business ventures have included successful global marketing and touring operations for the famous and infamous. He has special expertise in operational planning, business and program management, resource allocation, staffing and financial administration, formulating and implementing effective solutions and resolving complex challenges.
Rick was named Staff Member of the Year by the Wyoming State Chamber of Commerce in 2014.
Operations Manager: Riley Frances Boone
Riley Frances grew up in Alexander City, a small town on Lake Martin in east central Alabama. She graduated from the University of Alabama with an Interdisciplinary Degree and a Bachelor of Arts in Design and Psychology with a focus on human resopnses to the environment. In the fall o0f 2012, Riley Frances moved to Jackson, Wyoming and has made it home over the past five years.
She graduated from river guide school in the spring of 2013 and worked as a river cook for Mad River before joining Jackson Hole Mountain Resort for 3 years, rising to the position of Executive Assistant to the VP of Product Sales and Profit Centers. In this role, she assisted in the redesign and branding of both Piste and Off Piste restaurants and developed an event series called Yoga on the Deck. After working for a large corporation, she began working for Lily & Company learning how to run a small business. Her day to day design work shifted from interior design to event and floral design. A creative a heart, with a desire to work with people and an eye for beautiful spaces, she has begun building a photography business, focusing on real estate, architectural design and landscape.
Born a small town girl, Riley Frances thrives on the connectivity of the Jackson community. She values the importance of both small and large business alike and is eager to get involved. Riley Frances is thrilled to be a part of the Chamber as Operations Manager.
Finance Manager: Christie Maurais
Christie is responsible for all accounting services at the Chamber including accounts payables, accounts receivables, budget reporting, payroll and special projects. She has been the Chamber’s contract bookkeeper since 2008. Christie lived in Jackson for 14 years where she raised her two children, and moved to Colorado in 2009 to be closer to her now grown children and her father. Due to the marvels of technology, she is able to work remotely without skipping a beat! Christie is active in her community volunteering for Zonta Foothills Club of Boulder County, playing golf, winter sports, and enjoying her family and the outdoors.
Director of Destination Global Sales: Kent Elliott
Kent has lived in Wyoming since his assignment at F.E. Warren AFB in Cheyenne May 1978. Originally from the Shores of Lake Michigan south of the Green Bay, WI area, Kent opted to stay in Wyoming after military service. Kent studied at the University of Wyoming and has a Degree in Business Administration, Marketing Management and an emphasis in Finance. Kent made his way to Jackson in the spring of 1991 and has worked extensively in the Hospitality Business including Food & Beverage, Sales & Marketing and Operations. As Director of Destination Global Sales, Kent travels extensively promoting our Fall, Winter & Spring months via face to face meetings, tradeshows and events. His department assisted by Rachel Smith, coordinates incoming travel writers, meeting planners and domestic/international tour operators planning itineraries to help them better familiarize themselves to our area.
Director of Special Events & Community Affairs: Maureen Murphy, IOM
Maureen Murphy was born into a family that consisted of a former nun and Franciscan Brother (yes, folks…Mary and Joseph) in Medford, OR. She attended Oregon State for three years (GO BEAVS!) before up and moving to San Diego, CA to work with Mike Riley, the head coach of the San Diego Chargers (at the time) and then back to Oregon State. Mo graduated from the University of San Diego with a Bachelors of Business Administration. She has an amazing Yorkshire terrier named Lizzie who is a fan favorite in Jackson…if you haven’t met Lizzie yet, she is a must. Mo is the Director of the Special Events department in charge of networking, community and tourism events. She graduated from Leadership Jackson Hole in May of 2016 and the US Chamber’s Institute for Organizational Membership in January of 2017.
Mo currently sits on the boards of the Community Safety Network and Soroptimist Club of Jackson.
Maureen was recognized with the "Going the Extra Mile" award by the Town of Jackson in October 2015 and she was named Citizen of the Month by the Jackson Hole Rotary Lunch Club in September 2014. She graduated from the Institute for Organization Management in January of 2017.
Caitlin Colby, Special Events Manager
Originally from Rochester, NY, Caitlin grew up loving the outdoors, skiing, and camping every weekend with her family. Immediately upon graduatiing from James Madison University, Caitlin moved to Jackson to join her two brothers and experience new adventures in the valley. During her time in Jackson, she has worked at a variety of non-profits and started assisting with events in 2014. In her spare time she enjoys skiing, hiking, rafting, soccer, and cooking with friends. She is an avid dog lover and is often found with a borrowed dog in Cache Creek.
Caitlin loves the nature of events and the opportunity they bring to meet new people. She is thrilled to be joining the team at the Chamber of Commerce and looks forward to meeting more of the Jackson community at all of the upcoming events.
Director of Membership: Elisabeth Rohrbach
Elisabeth has eleven years of experience in the nonprofit sector, most recently as the Director of Rendezvous Park (R Park), Jackson Hole's 40-acre park for the enjoyment of all, for free. Before that Elisabeth supported the National Park Service with Grand Teton National Park Foundation and while in San Francisco she was part of an international organization that eradicates illiteracy in the developing world. She is enthusiastically on the board of Wyoming Stargazing, as well as the Jackson Hole Land Trust Open Space Council. Elisabeth made Jackson her home in 2010 and does her best to avoid flying over her mountain bike’s handlebars.
Communications Manager: Cecilie Davila
Cecilie Davila graduated from Columbia College Chicago with a bachelor of arts in fashion business with a focus in marketing and merchandising, and a minor in public relations. Since graduating, her career has consisted of sales and marketing positions within the fashion and creative industry in Chicago, and has now entered the CRM/HTML/SEO/PR world with this position.
She works hard on keeping up with new web updates, web content creation, the Chamber blog, Google Analytics+SEO , social media and event coverage, ad improvements with the Membership team, media fams+PR opps, and email marketing. She also helps lead the new 2018 Chamber committee, Young Professionals of the Tetons, where they offer resources, events and netowrking opportunities for those looking to build a career here in the valley.
She is almost at her three year mark in Jackson and spends her free time coaching girls soccer through JHYS, boxing, hiking around town with her boyfriend Josh and their adopted dog Skye, skiing all over the place(she learned how to ski for the first time her first winter here!), cooking, and having cozy nights in with friends over wine, Catan, and Netflix binge watching.
Cecilie is excited for where this role will take her and all the new things she has already learned and accomplished in one year--she looks forward to see what 2019 will bring for the town and its members.
Lead Visitor Services Agent: Justin Walters
Justin has been living in Jackson for eleven years. He has worked as a Park Ranger Interpreter in Grand Teton National Park during the summers and as a Naturalist on the National Elk Refuge during the winters. He is a graduate of Clemson University (BS Parks and Recreation). Justin enjoys helping visitors discover new and creative ways to enhance their adventures while in the Jackson Hole area. He immerses himself in the outdoors and is emotionally connected with the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. He enjoys hunting, fishing, mountaineering, climbing, skiing, camping, and he's always on the lookout for morels and huckleberries.
In addition to outdoor pursuits he and his wife live a very sustainable lifestyle, raising their own food and vegetables and they often utilizing what nature provides.
Visitor Services Agent: Jill Hiatt
Jill has lived in Jackson for over fifteen years. Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, she came for a visit on a beautiful fall day, fell in love with the area and wildlife, returned to work here in two weeks and never looked back. Drawing on her international and domestic relocation experience, sales management, non-profit leadership, and strong customer service, Jill loves to help visitors enjoy everything that Jackson and the surrounding area has to offer. Having lived overseas multiple times, she understands the nuances and challenges of travelling to a new city or country. As a chef with a passion for healthy, sustainable and local food, she continues to inspire others in the community to lead a healthier lifestyle. Jill helped launch the new Chamber partnership with St. John’s Medical Center’s Wellness Department Be Well Jackson Hole. Jill graduated from the Claremont Colleges where she received her degree in Latin American Studies. She actively participates in winter sports, tennis, art, music, hiking, culinary arts, and enjoys the beautiful outdoors.
Visitor Services Agent: Rob Barber
Rob grew up in a small town in Vermont.Shortly after college he shouldered his backpack,bought a one-way ticket to London and traveled the world for the next 10 years.After living in San Francisco,London,Miami Beach,Stockholm,Flagstaff,Amsterdam,Yellowstone and many other places,Rob moved to Jackson from Seattle at the turn of the millenium.
Rob combines his years of travel with certification as both a grant writer and travel agent as well as a degree in Children's Literature.Before moving to Jackson he did whatever he could to sustain his travels which included working with the homeless,stints at various youth hostels around the world,kitchen cook,corporate hotel management and much more.Across all the miles and years he has developed the skills and art which enhance his interaction with visitors and allow for a full appreciation of the natural beauty and community of this special place called Jackson Hole.
Visitor Services Agent: John Betts
Hello, I am John Betts. Born in Boston I was fortunate that family started coming to Jackson Hole as Guests at an iconic Dude Ranch before I was born and “built” a house here in the Valley when I was a small boy. As a boy I went to summer camp here and then as a young man I lead horse packtrips into the Teton and Washakie Wildernesses. After living most of my adult life in Colorado I moved back to Wyoming full time 16 years ago. I have family that owns a different Guest Ranch in theUpper Wind River Valley and in recent years have enjoyed helping them fill their group schedule which includes several philanthropic groups such as military veterans and cancer survivors. I am an avid albeit slow hiker and treasure my time wandering several of the 11,000’+ summits of the South Absaroka Wall.