20 Under 40: Emily Forsha

Vice President of Integrated Marketing

Travel Lane County

The work I get to do every day at Travel Lane County in support of our mission is by its nature highly collaborative. I am consistently inspired by our community’s tradition of coming together in support of a common goal. As partners with business, civic, government and community groups, I’ve seen the powerful impact we can achieve when we bring our individual strengths together to work toward building something greater. 

I have the privilege of serving on a team that includes long-standing community leaders who inspired me early on in my career to lead by serving. This model became my north star and has allowed me to lead with my values to serve my community, friends and family. I truly believe in our “why” at Travel Lane County: our work inspires people to experience and appreciate Lane County, creating opportunities, a sense of place and stronger communities.

As I graduate from the under 40 class and into the next phase of my career and life, I look forward to setting this same example of servant leadership that inspired me. And just as my mentors opened doors for me, I look forward to opening doors and creating opportunities for others.