Gina Holloway is a native of Tulsa, Oklahoma, and was hired to create the Marketing Department at Shangri-La Resort in 2020. Gina comes to Shangri-La with 20 years of experience in Marketing with a focus on Digital Media. Gina was educated at Northeastern State University and started her career in the fashion industry in Dallas in 1987, a veteran to travel; she relocated several times from Cleveland, Ohio, to Chicago, Illinois’ to Los Angeles, where she created promotions and fundraising for a local theatre group. In 2000 Gina finally landed in Owasso Oklahoma, where she was the Marketing Director at Owasso Medical Spa. Working in a small business made her realize how unique and specialized marketing can be for a small business; this quickly became her passion. She started a consulting firm that educated and guided business owners on increasing their business revenue by using social media tools and online advertising.
In 2008 Gina worked for AcrobatAnt Advertising Agency with Social Media clients Mazzio’s and PennWell Publishing. She made the transition into TV in 2013 and worked in the Digital Department at the NBC affiliate KJRH in Tulsa until her path took her to New Mexico and then back to Tulsa, where she was a Marketing Manager at TMA Systems in Tulsa. She has extensive paid and volunteer experience in fundraising and marketing with Tulsa Young Professionals, Tulsa Regional Chamber of Commerce, California Community Theatre, Women in Recovery, Grace Hospice, KRMG, and the City of Tulsa.
Gina brings a wealth of knowledge in online marketing, brand strategy, and creative concepting. One of her favorite quotes is by Maya Angelou, and it really sums up what she wants to accomplish in her work. “I’ve learned that people will forget what you SAID, people will forget what you DID, but people will NEVER FORGET how you made them FEEL.” – Maya Angelou.