Meet the Chamber staff team that "Rides for the Brand" every day.
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 two major tour operators including United Airlines, Anna combined her business degree with a marketing passion. Anna left her position as Brand Director at JHMR after 21 years to become the Chamber of Commerce President and CEO, where she has been since 2017. Her priorities at the Chamber have included a full Re-Brand, building a strong team, energizing the digital space and leveraging the voice of business in the community. She strongly believes in the Mission of the Chamber to drive year round economic security and connection within our community.
Anna’s experience includes working with federal partners, Town Council, County Commissioners, 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 of Vertical Harvest Jackson Hole. She was appointed to the Wyoming Office of Tourism Board by Governor Gordon in 2019.
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, Waffle, is a much loved Golden Retriever who has a lot to learn.
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Vice President: Rick Howe, IOM
Work: 307.201.2294 Cell: 307-413-9602
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 Harris
Riley Frances grew up in 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 responses to the environment. In the fall of 2012, she headed west and has called Jackson home ever since. Riley Frances loves to trail run, camp and spend time on the water with her husband, John, and their pup, Nita. 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 thrilled to be involved with the community through the Chamber as Operations Manager.
Finance Manager: Kelly Becker
Kelly Becker moved to Jackson in March of 2017 to be closer to family and the mountains. Before coming to Jackson, Kelly spent 10 years as the controller for a golf course management company in Utah. In Utah lots of time was spent golfing and traveling to various places for work and traveling to her hometown of Las Vegas, NV. Kelly’s first three years in Jackson were spent working with the accounting team at Amangani Resort. Kelly joined the Chamber March of 2020, as the Finance Manager and is excited to be a part of the team and being able to be in involved with the community on a larger scale.
Director of Destination Global Sales: Kent Elliott
Work: 307.201.2306 Cell: 307-690-5466
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 Events: Britney Magleby
Work: 307.201.2309 Cell: 208-521-0019
Born and raised in Idaho Falls, returning to the Tetons after 8 years felt like coming home for Britney. As a child, she remembers racing her brother down Snow King Mountain and canoeing across Jenny Lake with her parents.
Britney left the area to study Public Relations and Spanish at Gonzaga University (Go Zags!) in Washington, then jumped immediately into a career in events. She’s planned everything from weddings and corporate meetings to public festivals and concerts. In between, she has found joy and adventure in traveling around the world.
Venturing off to start her own life and her own career came with more mountains to hurl herself down and plenty more lakes to cross, but this area has a way of calling people back. Britney moved to Jackson full-time in the summer of 2018, and continues to plan unique events in this amazing place that has always felt like home.
Director of Membership: Elisabeth Rohrbach
Born in Seattle, by way of San Francisco Elisabeth has almost 15 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 Room to Read an international organization that eradicates illiteracy in the developing world.
She has served on the board of Womentum, a women's mentoring group, as well as on the Jackson Hole Land Trust Open Space Council and the Community Foundation of Jackson Hole's Competitive Grants Committee.
Communications Manager: Andi Gollwitzer
Andrea Gollwitzer is the Communications Manager at the Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce. Originally from Milwaukee, Wisconsin and the daughter of a restauranteur, her experience in the hospitality industry started at an early age. Experiencing all the restaurant industry and city life had to offer, Andrea headed for the mountains. She attended Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Arizona where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Strategic Communication with an emphasis in public relations and minor in English.
Having visited Jackson, Wyoming briefly in the summer of 2017, Andrea instantly fell in love with the wild yet welcoming area. She decided to make it official after graduation and moved to Jackson in May of 2019. In her free time Andrea loves to express her creative side by painting and she prefers to explore Jackson by foot, trail running with her Golden Retriever, Avalanche.
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: Diane Mahin
Diane made her way out to Jackson from the east coast in 1980, planning to ski for the season and move on. Thirty-nine years later she’s happy she never left. Her first fifteen years in the valley were spent in the restaurant industry while enthusiastically raising two delightful daughters and actively participating in their school. The ensuing years saw her involved in art galleries, retail, garden landscape, and floral design, and owner and operator of a day spa at the ski resort. Diane is eager to expand on these experiences now with the Jackson Hole Chamber and share her passion for and knowledge of the area with our visitors.
Visitor Services Agent: Katie Politis
Katie Graduated from the State University of New York, College at Brockport with a BFA in Dance, performance, and choreography. Katie spent ten years in The Big Apple pursuing the arts, but in 2019 after an inspiring visit to Grand Teton National Park, she made her way out to Jackson by way of the Grand Teton Association and never left. Katie has extensive knowledge of the area’s backcountry, having worked for the Park Service as a Backcountry Permits Ranger, and is proud to join the Chamber of Commerce as the newest Visitor Services Agent. Katie enjoys the broad spectrum of opportunities that Jackson offers. From the Teton Wilderness to the Center for the Arts, it is a pleasure to continuously fall in love with Jackson Hole and deliver exceptional knowledge to the public.
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