2018 OTR Made Awards
Each year, OTR Chamber's OTR Made Awards, recognizes outstanding individuals and businesses who have contributed to the progress of OTR, and are dedicated to the OTR community. The night includes a happy hour, awards program (including a keynote speaker), and post-party celebration. We are thrilled to announce the 2018 keynote is Paula Froelich (see full bio below) a world’s foremost expert in travel.
This year, we are hosting our OTR Annual Awards event on March 15th at 5 p.m. in the newly renovated Memorial Hall! Registrations will include heavy bites, drink tickets, and exploring the historic Memorial Hall – plus, a brief program featuring our inspirational keynote speaker, video and the presentation of awards, leaving plenty of time for networking and enjoying eats and drinks!
Memorial Hall, Thursday, March 15th, 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Register here today!
5 p.m. Doors open / Registration / Drinks
5:30 p.m. Keynote and awards presentation in the Anderson Theater (2nd floor).
6:30 p.m. Networking, food & drinks in the Ballroom (1st floor).
8:00 p.m. Reception Ends
More about our 2018 keynote Paula Froelich:
Whether it’s creating content, building a social following, speaking publicly or telling branded stories across the globe, Paula has been credited with developing an entirely new travel category – from the known to the unknown and inspiring people to, “Be Bold. Be Brave. Reclaim Yourself.” Named one of Folio’s Top Women in Media in 2015 and considered one of the world’s foremost experts in travel, Paula is developing creative strategy, building partnerships and expanding “A Broad Abroad” across multiple platforms, online and off.
After 10 years as Deputy Editor for Page Six, New York Post’s famed gossip column, Paula was named senior correspondent for Newsweek before beign brought on as editor-in-chief, Yahoo Travel to relaunch the company’s travel site. Under Paula’s unique vision and leadership, the travel section developed from a landing page with a booking engine into a must-read destination for anyone interested in being inspired, entertained, and motivated to engage the world.
In four short months, Yahoo Travel became the largest travel content portal in the world, winning awards and consistently ranked #1 in the travel category under her leadership. Paula also oversaw video strategy across travel and launched several shows, including her video series, “A Broad Abroad,” the first female-hosted, travel adventure series of its kind. It averaged over one million views per week. In it, Paula invites viewers to explore the unknown and discover the unexpected in both familiar and exotic locales around the world. Merging storytelling with current culture, Paula’s unique perspective of a woman traveling abroad connects to both men and women in a way no other show has.
A gifted orator, Paula has been a featured speaker at the White House, the New York Times Travel Summit, the Mashable Media Conference, Advertising Week, PhoCusWright, Pure, TBEX, ATMEX, ATWS and more. In 2016 Paula was also hired by Maybelline to star in its Dream Velvet Master Class series and is currently a Brand Ambassador for the American Express Platinum Card.
Paula is originally from Ohio and Kentucky