Megan Conway became Travel Portland’s Chief Strategy Officer in January of 2020. In this role, she works in partnership with the President & CEO, the Board of Directors and the Executive Team to ensure organizational structure and priorities are geared toward economic success for Portland’s hospitality sector. In addition to this work, Conway oversees the Communications & PR, International Affairs, Policy and Community Engagement departments while also leading regional strategy in partnership with Travel Oregon and other statewide tourism entities.
As part of her work for the Regional Cooperative Tourism Plan (RCTP), Conway serves as past President of the Oregon Destination Association (ODA) Board of Directors. She is a member of the U.S. Travel Communications Council, the Sport Oregon Board of Directors Executive Committee and is a founding member of the Portland chapter of Women in Sports and Events (WISE), a legacy project from Portland’s hosting of the women’s NCAA basketball tournament.
Before joining Travel Portland in 2010, Conway served as PR lead at the adidas U.S. headquarters in Portland. She oversaw public relations work for primetime sporting events ― including the 2008 Summer Olympics, the 2008 Olympic Track & Field Trials and the 2010 World Cup ― as well as ongoing initiatives for the running, soccer and training categories. Prior to adidas, Conway gained experience in tourism through roles with Travel Portland and Oregon’s Mt. Hood Territory. Additionally, she spent time as account lead at Weber Shandwick Minneapolis for consumer product clients such as Jim Beam, Coca-Cola and Microsoft.
Originally from Minnesota, Conway lives in Northeast Portland with her husband and three daughters. Her favorite PDX activities include running in Mt. Tabor Park and picking up local goods at one of the city’s many farmers’ markets.