ALF Class 29's meeting was held in Baker City in May. They were joined by local senior fellows for a "Meet & Greet" at the Geiser Grand Hotel. Pictured (from left) are Jim Carnahan (Class 15/Baker City), Maurizio Valerio (Class 27/Baker City), Cheryl Cruson (Class 18/Ontario), John Briedenbach (Class 28/Ontario), Anne Taylor (Class 23/LaGrande), Christine Dupres (ALF Faculty), Oscar Arana and Janet Soto Rodriguez (both of Class 29).





Henry Balensifer presents information at the Annual Network Forum about a special ALF Oregon App developed by Class 28 that helps connect senior fellows across the state. It is available in iTunes or Google Play - download yours today!

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Kendall Clawson (ALF Class 28) as ALF's new executive director. The Board of Directors selected Kendall from among a notably strong field of candidates with an eye on renewing ALF's focus on diversifying and solidifying the ALF's financial base, promoting its unique brand among leaders in Oregon, and providing added support for our membership. See ALF's Facebook page for the full announcement.



Senior Fellows from the Oregon Chapter

  • Vera Johnson
    Vice President, Organizational Effectiveness
    Iberdrola Renewables
    Class XIX
  • Jay Dudley
    Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Compliance Officer
    Portland General Electric
    Class XXI
  • Marilyn Morton
    Business Account Manager
    Class XXVI
  • Meryl Redisch

    Class XXV
  • Robin Butterfield

    Class VI
  • Julia Brim-Edwards
    Deputy Director State and Public Affairs
    Nike, Inc.
    Class XX
  • Tom Simpson
    Director, Government and Regulatory Affairs
    The Standard
    Class XXIX
  • Kevin Campbell
    The Victory Group
    Class XXIV
  • Fariborz Pakseresht
    Oregon Youth Authority
    Class XXIV
  • Laura Woods
    Director of Production and Planning
    Merix Corporation
    Class XIX
  • Lori Russell
    Manager, Parkrose and Mt. Scott Customer Service Centers
    NW Natural
    Class XVII
  • Christina Lund
    Fund Development Coordinator
    Bohemia Foundation/Bohemia Park Project
    Class XXV
  • Jackie Dingfelder
    Policy Director
    City of Portland, Mayor Hales
    Class XX
  • Jake Gibbs
    Director of External Affairs
    Lone Rock Resources
    Class XXVIII
  • James Rennard
    Consulting Manager
    GVNW, Inc.
    Class XXI
  • Joyce Akse
    Class XXIII
  • Rey Ramsey
    One Economy Corporation
    Class VI
  • Joe Foley
    Peter Lik USA
    Class XIII
  • Thach Nguyen
    Program Administrator
    Department of Community Justice
    Class VIII
  • Judy Stiegler
    Part time Instructor
    Central Oregon Community College
    Class XVIII
  • Suk Rhee
    Vice President, Strategy and Community Partnership
    Northwest Health Foundation
    Class XXII
  • Dan Keppen
    Dan Keppen and Associates, Inc.
    Class XXIII
  • Bill Blosser
    Class VII
  • Deborah Saweuyer-Parks

    Class X
  • Kimberly Leathley

    Class XXIII
  • Josť Ibarra
    Interfaith Coordinator
    Multnomah County Community Services Division
    Class XXVI
  • Maurizio Valerio
    Regional Program Coordinator
    Rural Development Initiatives
    Class XXVII
  • Michelle Neal

    Class XXIII
  • Joan Brown-Kline
    Brown-Kline & Company
    Class XVI
  • David Kelleher
    ACME Business Consulting
    Class XXVII
  • Rich Brown
    VP & Manager, Public Affairs
    Bank of America
    Class XII
  • Rich Wandschneider
    Josephy Library at the Josephy Center for Arts and Culture
    Class XII
  • Courtney Westling
    Director of Legislative and Government Affairs
    Oregon Health Authority
    Class XXIX
  • Linda Macpherson
    Reuse Principal Technologist
    CH2M HILL, Inc.
    Class XIX
  • Bill Scott
    Class IV
  • Gloria Gostnell
    Center for Courage & Renewal
    Class III
  • Sandra McDonough
    President and CEO
    Portland Business Alliance
    Class VI

The ALF Mission Statement

The purpose of the American leadership Forum of Oregon is to join and strengthen leaders in order to better serve the public good. It enhances leadership by building on the strengths of diversity and by promoting collaborative problem solving within and among communities.

Senior Fellow Covenant

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