The Board

Brian Adamson
Century Link
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Bill Anderson
Mid Oregon Credit Union
Current Employment: Mid Oregon Credit Union, President/CEO since 1994
Past Experience: Mid Oregon Credit Union since 1990; 30 years of financial institution experience
Civic Involvement: Previous President, EDCO; Chairman, Northwest Corporate Credit Union and Consumer Credit Counseling; Board Member of Bend Rotary Club

Tom Anderson
Deschutes County
Current Employment: Deschutes County, Administrator
Past Experience: County Administrator since 2012, Deschutes County Community Development from 1998 to 2012, last eight years as Director of Long Beach, CA. From 1986 to 1998 in various staff and management financial development and general government positions.
Civic Involvement: EDCO Board member from 1998-2004, Deschutes United Way.

David Asson
Retired CPA
Current Employment: City of Sisters, City Councilor
Past Experience: Eight years Big Eight auditing firms. Local Portland area CPA partnership followed by years of private practice and CFO management positions.
BBA from University of Portland; MBA from University of California, Los Angeles
Civic Involvement: Council President City of Sisters; HOA Treasurer; Sisters Country Historical Society. Author of Bringing In The Hay and Forty Years to Idaho.

Donna Barnes
Ochoco Lumber Company
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Jeff Beaman
Central Electric Cooperative
Current Employment: Central Electric Cooperative, Member Services Director
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Joe Centanni
CPA
Current Employment: Joseph W. Centanni, CPA, PC – Owner/President
Civic Involvement: Redmond City Councilor, Redmond Economic Development, Inc. Board member, Redmond Chamber of Commerce Board member, Redmond City Budget Committee member, Redmond Downtown Association member, Leadership Council for City Center Foursquare Church in Redmond.
Matthew Chancellor
Pacific Power
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Jamie Christman
Bend Chamber of Commerce
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Victor Chudowsky
City of Bend
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Steve Curley
Central Oregon Community College
Current Employment: Central Oregon Community College, Small Business Development Center – Director
Past Experience: Business Advisor at the Small Business Development Center; Brand Consultant with over 20 years of expedience including principal of Blue Space Markets, 10 years of publishing experience with Multnomah Publishers.
Civic Involvement: FoundersPad Mentor, Opportunity Knocks Board Member and Marketing Chair, Bend Venture Conference Volunteer, City Club of Central Oregon Member.

Tony DeBone
Deschutes County Commission
Current Employment: Deschutes County Commission, Commissioner
Past Experience: Tony has worked in the aerospace industry with Boeing and Rockwell Power Systems on Maui in Hawaii. He also worked in the Biotech industry for Celltech R&D in Seattle.
Civic Involvement: Commissioner DeBone currently volunteers with or is a member of the following organizations: NeighborImpact Board Member, National Federation of Independent Business, Bend-La Pine and Sunriver Chambers of Commerce

Connie Druliner
Express Employment Professionals
Current Employment: Express Employment Professionals, President-CEO, Owner
Past Experience: Connie has owned and operated Express Employment Professionals in Central Oregon for 30 years and has 35 years of experience in the staffing industry. Connie started the Bend Express Personnel and Express Professional Staffing office in 1983 and opened the Redmond Express office in 1999. She is one of the original 20 franchisees of Express Employment Professionals. Today, there are approximately 658 offices worldwide.
Through Connie’s leadership, the Bend and Redmond offices have continued to win international awards and are in the top tier of recruiting firms across the country. This was illustrated by Connie and her staff’s designation as Franchisee of the Year in 2003. In 2005, Connie received Express Employment Professionals’ prestigious Gordon Blair Heritage Award in recognition of her extraordinary enthusiasm, positive attitude, and significant contributions to the organization. The Bend Express has also reached the Circle of Excellence every year.
Civic Involvement: Connie has a history of active involvement in the community, which includes serving over 35 organizations as a board member or chair in Central Oregon. She is currently serving as President of REDI, Board Member of EDCO, and Board Member of Hayden Homes’ First Story.

Carolyn Eagan
City of Bend
Current Employment: City of Bend – Bend Business Advocate
Past Experience: Eagan worked as the Regional Economist for Central Oregon and South Central Oregon with the Oregon Employment Department. In that position, she produced and analyzed employment trends, including the unemployment rate and monthly job growth in the region’s major industries. She has been a member of both Redmond Economic Development Inc. and the Bend Economic Development Advisory Board. Eagan has been consulted by economists and journalists nationwide on analysis pertaining to Bend’s economy.
Civic Involvement: Board Chair for Commute Options for Central Oregon, Bend’s Transportation Safety Advisory Committee and was integral in forming the City’s Road User Safety Task Force.
Steve Forrester
City of Prineville, City Manager
Current Employment: City of Prineville, City Manager
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Jeremy Groh
Combined Communications
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Julie Harrelson
The Harrelson Group
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Dave Huckins
Washington Federal
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Alana Hughson
Central Oregon Visitors Association
Current Employment: Central Oregon Visitors Association, President & CEO
Past Experience: Alana Hughson has a background in public and legislative policy having worked on Capitol Hill as a Legislative Director in the House of Representatives for nearly a decade. Hughson returned to her hospitality roots, as well as her home town of Bend, in 1993 and took the helm at the Central Oregon Visitors Association as President/CEO.
Civic Involvement: Gubernatorial appointment to the Oregon Tourism Commission; Oregon Tourism & Hospitality Consortium, steering committee; Central Oregon Air Service Team; Regional Cooperative Marketing Program, Chair; Bend Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors; Greater Bend Rotary Club; Ambassador, Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Oregon; Visitor Industry Gala at the Riverhouse steering committee.

Mae Huston
Jefferson County Appointee
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Alison Huycke
Francis Hansen & Martin
Current Employment: Francis Hansen & Martin, Partner
Past Experience: Ms. Huycke moved to Bend in 2006 following years of family vacations in the region. During law school Ms. Huycke clerked for Feibleman & Case, a family law firm in Salem. Through this opportunity Ms. Huycke gained valuable experience in civil litigation. Upon joining Francis Hansen & Martin, Ms. Huycke has directed her focus to corporate law. She has experience in many different areas ranging from drafting of simple wills to large business sales.
Civic Experience: Ms. Huycke participates in the Young Professional Network. She also is on the Board of Directors for B.E.A.T., an educational theatrical non profit organization here in Bend.

Becky Johnson
Oregon State University – Cascades
Current Employment: Oregon State University – Cascades Campus, Vice President
Past Experience: Rebecca L. (Becky) Johnson, Ph.D., is vice president of Oregon State University – Cascades Campus, serving as the campus executive and reporting directly to the provost and executive vice president of Oregon State University.
Prior to coming to OSU-Cascades, Dr. Johnson had built a nearly 25-year career at Oregon State University, most recently, as vice provost for academic affairs and international programs. Prior to her appointment as vice provost, Dr. Johnson was the associate dean for academic affairs and international programs in the OSU College of Forestry. She joined OSU as an assistant professor and holds the rank of full professor in the College of Forestry.
Civic Involvement: Governor’s Council of Economic Advisors (1990-2003); Chair, Oregon State University Strategic Planning Steering Committee (2003-2004); Bend 2030 Vision Builder Award (2009); Higher Education Assessment Team of Central Oregon (2009-present). City Club of Central Oregon (2009-2013).
Casey Kaiser
Crook County Chamber of Commerce
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Greg Lambert
Mid Oregon Personnel
Current Employment: Mid Oregon Personnel, President & CEO
Past Experience: Founded Mid Oregon Personnel in 1984.
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Tia Lewis
Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt
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John Lynch
Outback Mfg.
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Jade Mayer
Brooks Resources Corporation
Current Employment: Brooks Resources Corporation, CFO
Past Experience: Brooks Resources Corporation Corporate Controller, High Desert Beverage Distributors Controller, Met One Instruments Controller, KPMG Audit Manager
Civic Involvement: Bend Business Political Action Committee Member, City of Bend Budget Committee Member, Central Oregon Trail Alliance Board Member and Treasurer, Deschutes River Conservancy Board Member and Treasurer, Visit Bend Board Member and Treasurer.

Matt McCoy
Central Oregon Community College
Current Employment: Central Oregon Community College, Vice-President for Administration
Past Experience: Smoke Jumper, Vice-President of the Consumer Electronics Manufacturers Association, General Counsel of the Council of Institutional Investors, Majority Counsel of the United States Senate Judiciary Committee, Chief Executive Officer of Pacific Accent Product Group
University of Arizona College of Law, University of Arizona.
Civic Involvement: Central Oregon Workforce Investment Board, Oregon Workforce Alliance Executive Committee, Cascade East Area Health Education Center Advisory Board, OSU Central Oregon Advisory Board.

Julie Miller
Bank of the Cascades
Current Employment: Bank of the Cascades, EVP, Oregon, Regional Manager
Past Experience: 35 years in the financial industry, 18 years in Central Oregon working for Bank of the Cascades, 17 years in the Portland market working for regional and national banks.
Civic Involvement: Currently serving as director on the TEDxBend Board, the Rotary Club of Bend Board and designated President-Elect, and a volunteer for the St. Charles Hospital Foundation Cancer Support Sister Program.

Rick Molitor
Jefferson County School District 509-J
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Tyler Neese
Central Oregon Association of Realtors
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Josh Newton
Karnopp Petersen LLP
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Dan Oxford
AmeriTitle
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Wes Price
Harrigan, Price, Fronk & Co. CPAs
Current Employment: Harrigan, Price, Fronk & Co. CPAs, Partner
Past Experience: Over 30 years of experience with Harrigan Price Fronk & Co. LLP; partner since 1989
Civic Involvement: Boards of Directors involvements include Economic Development for Central Oregon (past president, current vice president), On Track Ministries, Tennant Family Foundation, Bend Chamber of Commerce (past president), Business Oregon Finance committee 11 years (current chair), Rural Development Initiatives (RDI) (current vice chair). Wes also spent 24 years as a volunteer coach for multiple sports programs, totaling 47 seasons of sports coached.

Jeff Staudenmeier
Cascade Natural Gas
Current Employment: Cascade Natural Gas, Director, Region 1 – Southern Region
Past Experience: Cascade Natural Gas field operations, construction coordination, training, operator qualification, and management.
Civic Involvement: Chambers of Commerce, Sisters Little League International Board

Eric Strobel
Barrett Business Services
Current Employment: Barrett Business Services, Inc, Area Manager
Past Experience: EDCO Business Development Manager, Central Electric Cooperative GIS Manager and District Manager
Civic Involvement: City of Bend Economic Development Advisory Board, Rotary Youth Leadership Camp Regional Chair, Rotary Scholarship Committee
Britt Wehrman
BendBroadBand
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Jenn Welander
St.Charles Foundation
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Melanie Widmer
City of Madras
Current Employment: Madras Sanitary Service – Co-owner; Mayor- City of Madras
Past Experience: Madras Airport and Industrial Site Committee
Current Civic Involvement: Madras City Council; Madras Redevelopment Commission; Madras Public Safety Commission; Madras Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce board; Airshow of the Cascades Committee; Madras Public Arts Commission; Madras Sister City Committee; SMART; Living Hope Christian Center board
Keith Witcosky
City of Redmond
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Amber Yates
SGA CPA’s
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