Staff Directory


Director's Office

Sophorn Cheang, Director
Sage Geiselman, Assistant to the Director503-910-6932
Nick Batz, Policy & Government Affairs Manager971-930-2399
Bryant Campbell, Diversity Equity & Inclusion Manager503-307-2517

Arts & Culture Division

Brian Rogers, Executive Director971-209-5385
Kat Bell, Grants & Office Coordinator503-986-0082
Carrie Kikel, Communications Manager503-480-5360

Arts Commission

Eleanor Sandys, Percent for Art Collections Registrar and Research Specialist971-707-3004
Liora Sponko, Community Arts Coordinator971-345-1641

Cultural Trust

Raissa Fleming, Administrative Assistant503-986-0088
Aili Schreiner, Oregon Cultural Trust Manager503-428-0963

Economic Development Division

Chris Cummings, Assistant Director503-991-9722
Suzy Miller, Executive Assistant971-201-6261
Robert Ault, Enterprise Innovation & Change Manager503-551-0917
Dyna Hermann, Administrative Assistant503-910-1870
Erika Kirk, Administrative Assistant503-910-1675
Isabella Ollestad, Administrative Assistant503-986-0135

Business & Community Development


Regional Development

See a map of regional service areas

Melisa Drugge, Regional Development Manager503-508-3147

Regional Development Officers
Ryan DeGrofft, Regional Development Officer
Serving Gilliam • Morrow • Umatilla • Wheeler counties

971-701-0113
Arthur Chaput, Regional Development Officer
Serving Marion • Polk • Yamhill counties

503-798-5076
Allison Field, Regional Development Officer
Serving Grant • Harney • Malheur counties

971-301-1165
Michael Held, Regional Development Officer
Serving Hood River • Wasco • Sherman counties

971-599-9489
Larry Holzgang, Regional Development Officer
Serving Klamath • Lake counties

541-219-2895
Brian McDowell, Regional Development Officer
Serving Baker • Union • Wallowa counties

541-962-5020
Shannon McGivney, Regional Development Officer

503-910-1718
Carolyn Meece, Regional Development Officer
Serving Crook • Deschutes • Jefferson counties

503-704-1311
Melissa Murphy, Regional Development Officer
Serving Benton • Lane • Lincoln • Linn counties

503-983-8857
Melanie Olson, Regional Development Officer
Serving Clatsop • Columbia • Tillamook counties

503-801-7155
Colin Sears, Regional Development Officer
Serving Clackamas • Multnomah • Washington counties

503-894-0160
Sean Stevens, Regional Development Officer
Serving Coos • Curry • Douglas counties

541-346-8620
Marta Tarantsey, Regional Development Officer
Serving Jackson • Josephine counties
503-856-2693

Regional Project Managers
Shanna Bailey, Regional Project Manager
Serving Baker • Grant • Gilliam • Harney • Klamath • Lake • Malheur • Morrow • Umatilla • Union • Wallowa • Wheeler counties

541-786-4630
Tawni Bean, Regional Project Manager
Serving Coos • Curry • Douglas • Jackson • Josephine • Klamath • Lake counties

503-551-0957
Michelle Bilberry, Regional Project Manager
Serving Benton • Lane • Lincoln • Linn • Marion • Polk • Yamhill counties

503-856-2483
Becky Bryant, Regional Project Manager
Serving Clackamas • Clatsop • Columbia • Multnomah • Tillamook • Washington counties

541-297-3682
Matthew Mattia, Regional Project Manager
Serving Crook • Deschutes • Jefferson • Hood River • Sherman • Wasco counties

503-856-2306
Ted Werth, Regional Project Manager
Serving Ports Projects Statewide
503-779-3221

Global Strategies & Recruitment

Amanda Welker, Global Strategies & Recruitment Manager
Outdoor Gear and Apparel; Secondary Wood Products; Logistics/Distribution; and Consumer Goods
503-229-6063
Jessica Sedacy, Administrative Assistant971-718-6604
Alexa Byers, Global Trade Specialist
Advanced Manufacturing; Transportation; Defense Equipment; Information Technologies; Electronics/Instrument; Applied Materials; and Food Processing
503-475-1832
Sunun Setboonsarng, Global Trade Specialist
Environmental Technologies; Energy Efficiency; Renewable Energy; Green Building; and Bioscience
503-863-1044
Jill Miles, Senior Business Recruitment Officer
All Industries; Site Selectors
503-551-0997

Programs & Incentives

Ed Tabor, Programs & Incentives Manager503-949-3523

Program Services

Becky Baxter, SPWF Program & Policy Coordinator503-931-4403
Shelby Gonzales, Tide Gate Specialist971-375-7892
Daniel Holbrook, Broadband Manager503-877-7006
Karen Homolac, Brownfields Specialist971-239-9951
Stephanie Prybyl, Ports Manager503-949-1710
Alina Putintsev, Operations Coordinator503-480-6172
Fumi Schaadt, CDBG Program & Policy Coordinator971-239-9020
Rena Schoen, CDBG Program & Policy Coordinator503-949-6294
Jon Unger, SDWRLF; Water; W/W Program & Policy Coordinator503-507-7107
Gloria Zacharias, Seismic Program & Policy Coordinator503-986-0132

Incentives

Arthur Fish, Business Incentives Coordinator971-707-8097
Jeff Stell, Incentives Project Coordinator503-910-3034

COBID

Carrie Baxandall, COBID Program Manager503-986-0075
Jason Bricker, Compliance Specialist503-798-5017
Daniel Jackson, Small Business Certification Specialist503-986-0069
Jesse Juarez, Small Business Certification Specialist503-986-0060
Elizabeth Lopez, Small Business Certification Specialist503-986-0062
Carol Parker, Small Business Certification Specialist503-986-0068
Jeanne Stoller, Small Business Certification Assistant503-986-0078

Innovation & Small Business Growth

Kate Sinner, Innovation & Entrepreneurship Manager971-291-2155
Jordana Barclay, Innovation Strategist971-718-7459
Mark Brady, Innovation Strategist503-689-5638
Ricardo Lopez, Capital Strategist503-480-6301
Brian Plinski, Entrepreneurship Strategist971-719-6854
David Sell, Administrative Specialist971-707-8115

Operations & Finance Division

Brenda Bateman, Assistant Director971-301-0213
Brooks Peacock, Chief Audit Executive503-986-0096
Kim Sheaffer, Fiscal Assistant503-986-0013

Business & Public Finance

John Saris, Finance Manager503-383-8612
Pamela Brunell, Administrative Assistant503-986-0172
Jerry Barnick, Business Finance Officer
Serving Crook • Deschutes • Jefferson • Hood River • Sherman • Wasco counties

971-283-5219
Laura Engstrom, Business Finance Officer
Serving Coos • Curry • Douglas • Jackson • Josephine • Klamath • Lake counties

503-302-4114
Terry Hegle, Business Finance Officer
Serving Benton • Clatsop • Lane • Lincoln • Linn • Marion • Polk • Tillamook • Yamhill counties

503-798-6710
David Parker, Business Finance Officer
Serving Benton • Clackamas • Clatsop • Columbia • Crook • Deschutes • Jefferson • Klamath • Lake • Lane • Lincoln • Linn • Marion • Multnomah • Polk • Tillamook • Washington • Yamhill counties

971-301-3101
Tom Schnell, Business Finance Officer
Serving Crook • Deschutes • Jefferson • Hood River • Sherman • Wasco counties

541-280-1631
Blair Sundell-Bahrd, Business Finance Officer
Serving Coos • Curry • Douglas • Jackson • Josephine • Klamath • Lake counties

503-798-7307
Myke Wabs, Business Finance Officer
Serving Baker • Gilliam • Grant • Harney • Hood River • Malheur • Morrow • Umatilla • Union • Wallowa • Wasco • Wheeler counties

503-383-5001
Paul Zollner, Business Finance Officer
Serving Baker • Gilliam • Grant • Harney • Hood River • Malheur • Morrow • Umatilla • Union • Wallowa • Wasco • Wheeler counties

503-779-6976
Janna Graham, Public Finance Officer503-986-0128
Dennis Knight, Public Finance Officer503-986-0171
Rich Rodriguez, Public Finance Officer971-283-6859

Employee Services

Dana Northrup, Employee Services Manager503-602-0626
Jim Cunningham, Facilities Coordinator503-986-0147
Brenda Fleming, Salem Receptionist503-986-0123
Katherine Ryberg, Human Resources Analyst503-983-0178
Corina Torres, SR Human Resources Analyst971-719-0680

Fiscal & Budget

Renee Frazier, Chief Financial Officer503-385-6839
David Barnett, Financial Accountant503-986-0022
Kyle Johnson, Travel Accountant503-986-0015
Christina McMichael, Accounting Manager503-986-0021
Dick Moreland, Fiscal Analyst503-986-0144
Tuyet-mai Nguyen, Financial Accountant503-986-0019
Andrew Stahl, Senior Budget Analyst971-707-0171
Bei Zhang, Financial Accountant503-986-0023

Information Technology

Cara Kaser, Chief Information Officer971-718-6674
Steve Heathcock, Systems Analyst971-600-5092
Colin Lancaster, Sr. Software Engineer503-856-6868
Jessica Rogel, Network Specialist503-779-8071
Carmen Spuhler, Business Analyst971-720-0657
Nick Wadge, Sr. Application Developer503-586-9046
Chris Wilhelm, Network Administrator503-779-7276

Policy • Rules • Contracts

Josh Hardage, Policy Manager & Tribal Liaison503-586-8928
Neal Fitzgerald, Procurement & Contract Specialist503-871-2507
Bonnie Kline, Procurement & Contract Assistant971-707-8153
Mindee Sublette, Legislative Coordinator971-600-7974
Devon Thorson, Procurement & Contract Specialist971-600-4484
Jon Walton, Contracts Specialist971-600-4902

Strategy & Communications

Nathan Buehler, Strategy & Communications Manager503-689-3559

Marketing & Communications

Mary Norton, Marketing Coordinator971-718-7615

Economic Strategies & Research

Jill Cuyler, Economic Development Research Analyst971-804-0151
Donna Greene Salter, Strategic Initiatives Project Manager971-301-1217
Michael Meyers, Economist503-539-2915