Janis Ross joined Sports Events & Tourism Association as Vice President of Events & Experiences in January 2020. In her former role as Executive Director of the Eugene & Coast Sports Commission in Oregon, Janis was a member of the Sports ETA Board of Directors for over five years, most recently as Treasurer.
Ross has extensive experience in meeting and event management, and served on organizing committees for the U.S. Olympic Track & Field Trials, the IAAF World Junior Track & Field Championships and World Athletics Championships. She is a member of Meeting Professionals International (MPI) and was the Oregon Chapter President in 2015-2016. Janis currently volunteers on the MPI Meeting Executives Advisory Board, assisting in educational initiatives for senior level meeting planners.
A native Oregonian, Janis earned both an MBA and Bachelors in Business Administration from Portland State University. Working remotely from the beautiful Willamette Valley in Oregon, Janis can be found exploring trails, wineries and covered bridges; hiking, kickboxing and weightlifting.