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.
At Large Member
Term ends: September 6, 2022
Craig has been a Commercial Lender in The Gorge for over 11 years. His expertise is in Business and Commercial Real Estate lending. Prior to banking, Craig was a Commercial Real Estate Appraiser in the Mid-West. His previous community involvement includes: Board Chair for Hood River County Chamber of Commerce, Hood River School District Budget Committee, Emergency Foster Care for The Next Door, and many volunteer hours to organizations and events that strengthen the community. Craig lives in Hood River with his wife Randee and daughter Raleigh.
Hood River County
Term ends: October 20, 2022
Doug’s career includes 30 years in several industrial manufacturing businesses followed by fifteen years as a business coach, primarily for owners and CEOs of small to midsize businesses. He continues to coach several business owners and actively volunteers at his church, as a member of Hood River Lions Club, with Hood River Shelter Services and Providence Hospital’s Volunteers In Action. He and his wife live in Hood River where two of their three children and two grandsons also reside.
Term ends: December 31, 2021
Jorge Barragan is the owner of Casa El Mirador, located in The Dalles. In the past, Jorge has served as President of The Dalles Chamber of Commerce and as a board member for Mid-Columbia Medical Center. Jorge currently is a member of his church’s finance committee.
Hood River County
Term ends: June 30, 2024
Gil, a fourth-generation Oregonian, has been involved in community and economic development as a professional for over 40 years and enjoys giving back to the greater Gorge community where he lives. He has led planning and development functions for several west coast cities, from California to British Columbia, and now resides in Hood River County where he continues an active consulting practice. He and his wife enjoy hiking, gardening and tending to their 40 acres near Mt. Hood-Parkdale.
Term ends: November 15, 2022
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 March 2024
Kirk Wright is an accomplished manager, organizational leader and entrepreneur experienced in private, public, non-profit, and cooperatively owned businesses. Kirk has advised entrepreneurs, investors and managers facing challenges of growth, change of control and other significant business events for two decades. Prior to his consulting work, Kirk worked with software and technology companies and before that he worked in consumer banking. When not busy with board and non-profit volunteer work, Kirk enjoys travel and growing, preparing and eating good food. Kirk lives with his wife Allison in an old house in northeast Portland.
Term Ends January 2025
Jamie Kranz is an Oregon native whose strong work ethic has led her to participate actively as a community volunteer and as a progressive leader. She holds a degree in finance and has served in a variety of civic roles with the City of Troutdale on the Planning Commission, Budget Committee, Historic Landmarks Commission, Town Center Committee and is currently serving a fourth year on City Council. Jamie has a passion for public policy, specifically in affordable housing and transportation. Her journey with public-private partnerships began over a decade ago while working as an accountant for a streetcar manufacturer. Jamie is dedicated to supporting strategic positive change that will increase opportunity for everyone and improve the overall quality of life in communities. She loves living in Oregon, exploring nature with her two small boys and participating in leadership roles.