Board of Directors & Staff

  • Avery Pickard Executive Director

    OEDA - Executive Director

    541-623-0064

    http://www.oeda.biz

  • Sarah Means Past President

    Regional Solutions - Office of Governor Kate Brown - South Valley/Mid-Coast Coordinator

    (503) 559-7698

    https://www.oregon.gov/gov/admin/regional-solutions/Pages/about.aspx

  • Kate Porsche President

    Corvallis Benton County Economic Development Office - Economic Development Manager

    541-766-6339

    https://www.corvallisoregon.gov/

  • Matthew Miller Vice President

    Greater Portland Inc - Interim President & CEO

    (503) 445-8065

    http://www.greaterportlandinc.com

  • Jon Stark Director

    Redmond Economic Development Inc. (REDI) - Senior Manager

    541-923-5223

    https://rediinfo.com/

  • Chris Cummings Director (Ex-Officio)

    Business Oregon - Asst. Director/IFA Executive Director

    503-986-0158

    http://www.oregon4biz.com/

  • Shawn Irvine Director

    City of Independence - Economic Development Director

    503-838-1212

    http://www.ci.independence.or.us

  • Kristin Retherford Director

    City of Salem - Urban Development Director

    503-588-6178

    http://www.cityofsalem.net/

  • Ryan DeGrofft Director

    Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation - Economic Planner

    541-429-7478

    http://www.coyotebusinesspark.com/

  • Bill Clemens Director

    Pacific Power - Manager

    509-522-7007

    http://www.pacificorp.com

  • Nate Stice Director (Ex-Officio)

    Regional Solutions, Office of the Governor

    971-283-8817

    https://www.oregon.gov/gov/admin/regional-solutions/Pages/default.aspx

  • Kit Kamo Treasurer

    Snake River Economic Development Alliance - Executive Director

    (541) 881-5597

    http://www.snakerivereda.com/

  • Caroline Cummings Director

    Regional Accelerator & Innovation Network (RAIN) - Executive Director

    541-740-6272

    http://oregonrain.org/

  • Mary Bosch Director

    Marketek, Inc. - Principal

    (503) 504-6770

    http://www.Marketekinc.com

  • Justin Douglas Director

    Prosper Portland - Policy, Research, & Compliance Manager

    503-823-4579

    http://prosperportland.us

  • Todd Nell Director (Ex-Officio)

    Oregon Workforce and Talent Development Board - Director

    (503) 947-2406

    https://www.oregon.gov/WorkforceBoard/Pages/index.aspx

  • Mike Eliason Director (Ex-Officio)

    Association of Oregon Counties

    971-218-0945

    http://oregoncounties.org/

  • Seth Sherry Director

    City of Albany - Economic Development Manager

    (541) 791-0180

    https://www.cityofalbany.net/departments/ecodev

  • Jerry Sorte Director

    Corvallis Benton County Economic Development Office - Economic Development Supervisor

    (541) 766-6416

    https://www.yescorvallis.org

  • Cindy Moore Secretary

    Clackamas County - Economic Development Coordinator

    503 742 4328

    https://www.clackamas.us/

  • Lisa Itel Director (Ex-Officio)

    Travel Oregon - Director of Global Strategic Partnerships

    503-967-1564

    https://traveloregon.com/

  • Isaac Barrow Director

    Portland General Electric - Business Development

    (503) 593-2132

    http://www.portlandgeneral.com

  • Courtney Griesel Director

    City of Springfield - Economic Development Director

    541-736-7132

    http://springfield-or.gov/