Team


Please note: Until the SKGT24 GmbH starts its business activities, a reduced team consisting of Stefan Heinisch and Eva Mair will take care of all matters. All other team members resume their work within the GmbH (expected to be in July). Please take this into account when contacting us.

Stefan Heinisch

Project coordination (focus: municipalities & LEADER regions, marketing, finance, mobility solutions, economy & tourism)

stefan@salzkammergut-2024.at

Stefan Heinisch grew up in Ansfelden. After working in destination management in Salzburg and Carinthia, he returned to Upper Austria (Almtal). He is certified Hotel Manager and studied Tourism and Leisure Management in Krems with stays abroad in Philadelphia (USA) and Florence (Italy). Today, as an innovation associate and passionate regional developer he works, inter alia, for the Verein Zukunftsorte Österreich (an association for the development of rural municipalities in Austria) and since 2016 has been looking after the transnational education project da&dort.

Stefan Heinisch

Project coordination (focus: municipalities & LEADER regions, marketing, finance, mobility solutions, economy & tourism)

stefan@salzkammergut-2024.at

Stefan Heinisch grew up in Ansfelden. After working in destination management in Salzburg and Carinthia, he returned to Upper Austria (Almtal). He is certified Hotel Manager and studied Tourism and Leisure Management in Krems with stays abroad in Philadelphia (USA) and Florence (Italy). Today, as an innovation associate and passionate regional developer he works, inter alia, for the Verein Zukunftsorte Österreich (an association for the development of rural municipalities in Austria) and since 2016 has been looking after the transnational education project da&dort.

Christina Jaritsch

Communication, Public Relations and Office Management

christina@salzkammergut-2024.at

Christina Jaritsch, originally from Ebensee am Traunsee moved back to her home town after stop-overs in Vienna, Nancy and Havana. She’s a political scientist and supports the local women’s association Frauenforum Salzkammergut. There she coordinates projects in textile arts and crafts and regional development.

Christina Jaritsch

Communication, Public Relations and Office Management

christina@salzkammergut-2024.at

Christina Jaritsch, originally from Ebensee am Traunsee moved back to her home town after stop-overs in Vienna, Nancy and Havana. She’s a political scientist and supports the local women’s association Frauenforum Salzkammergut. There she coordinates projects in textile arts and crafts and regional development.

Eva Maria Mair

Artistic Directory & Program Development

European & International Relations

eva@salzkammergut-2024.at

Eva Maria Mair, originally from Kirchdorf/Krems is living in Bad Ischl und Vienna. In the past she has worked in projects bringing urban/regional development and arts together, and at the Austrian Cultural Forum in Cairo. She studied “Social Design_Arts as Urban Innovation” at the University of Applied Arts Vienna, Urban and Regional Planning at the Technical University Vienna and Political Science at the University of Vienna.

Eva Maria Mair

Artistic Directory & Program Development

European & International Relations

eva@salzkammergut-2024.at

Eva Maria Mair, originally from Kirchdorf/Krems is living in Bad Ischl und Vienna. In the past she has worked in projects bringing urban/regional development and arts together, and at the Austrian Cultural Forum in Cairo. She studied “Social Design_Arts as Urban Innovation” at the University of Applied Arts Vienna, Urban and Regional Planning at the Technical University Vienna and Political Science at the University of Vienna.

Lisa Neuhuber

Artistic Directory & Program Development

lisa@salzkammergut-2024.at

Lisa Neuhuber grew up in Ebensee. After living in Amsterdam and Vienna, she returned back home to the Salzkammergut. She is a culture and social anthropologist, board member of KUPF OÖ, cultural worker at the Kino Ebensee, mediator and guide at the Mauthausen Memorial  and above all a highly motivated future designer.

Lisa Neuhuber

Artistic Directory & Program Development

lisa@salzkammergut-2024.at

Lisa Neuhuber grew up in Ebensee. After living in Amsterdam and Vienna, she returned back home to the Salzkammergut. She is a culture and social anthropologist, board member of KUPF OÖ, cultural worker at the Kino Ebensee, mediator and guide at the Mauthausen Memorial  and above all a highly motivated future designer.

Petra Kodym

Artistic Directory & Program Development

petra@salzkammergut-2024.at

Petra Kodym moved from Vienna to Upper Austria in 2003. The painter works in her studio at the Alte Weberei Ebensee as well as in the project KUNST:RAUM Salzkammergut. She also teaches at two music schools (“Sound and Color”).  Active engagement in art and culture is important to her.

Petra Kodym

Artistic Directory & Program Development

petra@salzkammergut-2024.at

Petra Kodym moved from Vienna to Upper Austria in 2003. The painter works in her studio at the Alte Weberei Ebensee as well as in the project KUNST:RAUM Salzkammergut. She also teaches at two music schools (“Sound and Color”).  Active engagement in art and culture is important to her.

Heidi Zednik (and Eira)

Artistic Directory & Program Development

heidi@salzkammergut-2024.at

Heidi Zednik was born in Miami, raised in Switzerland and Austria, began to go to school in Gmunden, graduated in Florida and studied painting in North Carolina – she already called many places “home”. The artist came back to Altmünster (Salzkammergut) and lives there since 2012.

Now Heidi works as an artist in Fine Arts in a group studio at “Alte Weberei” in Ebensee am Traunsee. Arts, collaboration, networking and cultural work is important for her. She was part of the Bidbook-Team in the bidding process of Salzkammergut 2024.

Eira, five years old and a Poodle-Kerry Blue hybrid, is her lively shadow. They graduated at Humanis et Canis as dog/human-therapy-team.

Heidi Zednik (and Eira)

Artistic Directory & Program Development

heidi@salzkammergut-2024.at

Heidi Zednik was born in Miami, raised in Switzerland and Austria, began to go to school in Gmunden, graduated in Florida and studied painting in North Carolina – she already called many places “home”. The artist came back to Altmünster (Salzkammergut) and lives there since 2012.

Now Heidi works as an artist in Fine Arts in a group studio at “Alte Weberei” in Ebensee am Traunsee. Arts, collaboration, networking and cultural work is important for her. She was part of the Bidbook-Team in the bidding process of Salzkammergut 2024.

Eira, five years old and a Poodle-Kerry Blue hybrid, is her lively shadow. They graduated at Humanis et Canis as dog/human-therapy-Team.

Gottfried Hattinger

Artistic Directory & Program Development

gottfried@salzkammergut-2024.at

Gottfried Hattinger was artistic director of Ars Electronica at Bruckner Haus Linz from 1987 to 1991. Since that, he works freelance in the field of arts and culture. Besides numerous exhibitions and actions, he worked in long-term projects, for example as co-program director of the Performance festivals “Spielart” at Munich (1995-2015), as artistic director of Festival der Regionen (2011-2017) and as artistic director of Kultur Region Stuttgart 2020. Now he’s Looking forward to the adventure Kulturhauptstadt and joined the Salzkammergut 2024 Team.

Gottfried Hattinger

Artistic Directory & Program Development

gottfried@salzkammergut-2024.at

Gottfried Hattinger was artistic director of Ars Electronica at Bruckner Haus Linz from 1987 to 1991. Since that, he works freelance in the field of arts and culture. Besides numerous exhibitions and actions, he worked in long-term projects, for example as co-program director of the Performance festivals “Spielart” at Munich (1995-2015), as artistic director of Festival der Regionen (2011-2017) and as artistic director of Kultur Region Stuttgart 2020. Now he’s Looking forward to the adventure Kulturhauptstadt and joined the Salzkammergut 2024 Team.

Presentation Team


This team, coming from the fields of art & culture, tourism, politics and education, presented the Salzkammergut 2024 application concept to the international jury in January 2019.

Steering Group


The Steering Group is a body consisting of actors from the fields of politics, regional development, tourism, business and advocacy. It strengthens the connection to the region and serves to coordinate the strategy and application content.

Geschäftsführerin LEADER Region Inneres Salzkammergut (REGIS)

Rosa Wimmer

Rosa Wimmer

Bürgermeister Bad Ischl & MEP

Hannes Heide

Hannes Heide

Bürgermeister Grundlsee

Franz Steinegger

Franz Steinegger

Geschäftsführer Tourismusverband Ausseerland

Ernst Kammerer

Ernst Kammerer

Geschäftsführerin LEADER Traunsteinregion

Agnes Pauzenberger

Agnes Pauzenberger

Bürgermeister Hallstatt

Alexander Scheutz

Alexander Scheutz

Bürgermeister Vorchdorf

Gunter Schimpl

Günter Schimpl

and You!


The essence of what constitutes our region and how we want to live together in the Salzkammergut matters to all of us! We are very happy if you share your ideas and thoughts, critique and scepticism, as well as questions and answers with us!