The Oregon Investment Board is a seven member volunteer board appointed by the Governor of Oregon. The board is charged with policy direction, funding criteria and funding decisions. There are two members each appointed from Multnomah, Hood River and Wasco counties and one at-large member. The Board also works with their partners in Washington—Washington Investment Board—through the Bi-State Advisory Council.
Hood River County
Term ends: August 1, 2018
Jack has been in small business for more than 35 years including contracting/construction, precious metals brokering and currently owns an Investment Advisory business. He enjoys volunteering time and energy when there is a direct positive impact on the community. “Small business and job creation through such is the essences of community.” Jack lives in Hood River with his wife Renee and daughter Poppy.
Hood River County
Term ends: June 21, 2018
John is Senior Vice President and Chief Lending Officer of the CenterPointe Hood River Office has over 22 years of banking experience. John was born and raised in Oregon. Prior to joining CenterPointe Bank in 2012, John was a Branch Manager, Loan Officer, Commercial Loan Officer and an Agricultural Credit Officer in Oregon and Washington market areas. His specialty is agricultural and commercial lending. John is very active in the community including; past President of the Hood River County Chamber of Commerce, Columbia Gorge Fruit Growers Association, Hood River Rotary Club and many other community associations and events.
Kristine Mier, Secretary-Treasurer
At Large Member
Term ends: September 6, 2019
Kristine works at One Community Health as a Community Liaison working to collaborate and build partnerships in the Gorge to help advance health and social justice. She has owned her own business 5 years doing consulting work in organizational development, strategic planning, employee training programs, project management, and process improvements. She has a degree in accounting and in business management, and is also a certified Project Management Professional and yoga instructor. Her past experiences range from banking to restaurant management. She lives in The Dalles and stays busy with volunteer work and all the area has to offer.
Term ends: August 22, 2019
Tammy represents Multnomah County business interests on the Board. She is an investor, analyst, and advisor. As a portfolio manager and banking professional, she has over 20 years of credit analysis, asset management, equity research, loan workout, distressed investing, and structured finance experience. Ms. Miller is Founder and Managing Partner of Eight Bridges Capital Management, a boutique asset management firm with a long/short equity fund. Previously, she was a Portfolio Manager for mutual funds, several separately managed accounts, long/short equity funds, and loan funds. She has extensive corporate and commercial loan underwriting and CLO experience and served on the Creditor Committee in large corporate bankruptcy proceedings while managing the workout of a number of the largest bankruptcies in US history. She is also a Co-Owner and Board Member of Cerulean Wine, a Columbia Gorge winery.
Term ends: November 15, 2019
Jill is currently the Assessor/Tax Collector for Wasco County. Her previous 30 years has provided a unique expertise with municipal and county governments, private industry and small business ownership. Her experience in finance, appraisal and community development has been applied across this broad spectrum throughout a seven county region in the Columbia River Gorge of Washington and Oregon. As a developer for a nonprofit housing agency and a fee appraiser, working in each of these seven counties has given her a perspective into the economies of each of these unique and diverse communities. Jill is passionate about this special place she has called home for over 30 years that allows her to live, work and play in The Gorge.
Term ends: November 15, 2018
Rick has over 9 years of business counseling experience, having worked for SBDCs in Alaska, Arizona, Indiana, NY and Oregon. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree from Rutgers University and has over 16 years of business ownership experience. He started his first business, a mobile disc jockey service at the age of 17. He then started and operated 4 bagel bakeries and a restaurant in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Alaska. All are currently operating profitably under transitioned ownership. In addition to owning his own businesses, Rick also has experience working at an executive level for both national and international organizations in the food manufacturing, hospitality and professional services industries (Ashland Partners, LLP; Cary’s of Oregon, LLC; ARAMARK, Inc. and Interstate Hotels and Resorts, Inc ).
Term ends: August 22, 2019
John Southgate has decades of experience in planning and development in the Portland region, the State of Oregon, and nationally; with a strong focus on public-private partnerships and urban infill.John has worked with cities, private developers, educational institutions and others, building a deep and extensive network of relationships with elected officials, funding entities and the development community. He has managed a number of successful projects and policy initiatives which help to define the Portland region’s reputation as a national leader in urban redevelopment. John’s efforts are strongly aligned with the region’s growth objectives and individual cities’ aspirations related to higher density mixed use centers characterized by pedestrian vitality and transit supportiveness.