ALF extends a warm welcome to Class XXX to begin in July 2015.  Click here to read their bios: ALF Class XXX bios

Be sure to join us for the Welcome Reception to be held on July 9th at the Northwest Health Foundation!





ALF Leadership Presence Workshop

ALF Leadership Presence Workshop

ALF Fellows and Senior Fellows participated in the Leadership Presence and Self-Mastery workshop featuring instructor Chris Thorsen, who uses the principles of aikido to demonstrate the practice of centered presence and harmonious response.

Join us to officially welcome ALF Class 30 at the Welcome Reception to be held July 9, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Our great thanks to the Northwest Health Foundation for both hosting and sponsoring this event. Register at the following link:


Dear ALF Oregon Fellows and Senior Fellows: I am so happy and honored to begin my role as Executive Director of ALF Oregon! As members of ALF Oregon, we know first-hand what it means to be a part of a network of talented and thoughtful people who have joined together in service to one another and to the State of Oregon... read rest of message from Kendall Clawson



We are very sad to announce the passing of ALF Oregon founder, Don Frisbee (December 13, 1923-June 25, 2015). Don's life was devoted to his civic responsibilities as much as it was to his business excellence. You can catch a glimpse of Don in the opening moments of an ALF video here:

Senior Fellows from the Oregon Chapter

  • Alvin Liu
    Elohim Covenant Ministries
    Class XXVIII
  • Scott McClure
    City Manager
    City of Monmouth
    Class XXIX
  • Faye Hills Stewart
    Lane County Board of Commissioners
    Class XXII
  • Ed McNamara
    Real Estate Developer
    Turtle Island Development LLC
    Class XV
  • Michelle Neal

    Class XXIII
  • Anne Udall
    Executive Vice President
    New Teacher Center
    Class XXVI
  • Randy Franke
    Executive Director
    United Way of the Mid-Willamette Valley
    Class II
  • Robin Butterfield

    Class VI
  • Cathy Ehli
    Executive Vice President, Corporate Strategy
    Bonneville Power Administration
    Class XXI
  • Richard Winter
    City of Echo
    Class XXVII
  • Jake Gibbs
    Director of External Affairs
    Lone Rock Resources
    Class XXVIII
  • Deborah Saweuyer-Parks

    Class X
  • Joyce Harris
    Director, Equity Center
    NW Regional Education Lab
    Class VIII
  • Anita Decker
    Executive Director
    Northwest Public Power Association
    Class XIV
  • Bill Drummond
    Deputy Executive Director
    Mid-West Electric Consumers Association
    Class XXVII
  • Paul Lumley
    Executive Director
    Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission
    Class XXIX
  • Johnell Bell
    Director of Diversity and Transit Equity
    Class XXIII
  • Carol Dillin
    Vice President, Customer Strategies and Business Development
    Class XIX
  • Emanuel Rose
    Temple Beth Israel
    Class VI
  • Michael Mills
    Project Manager
    Oregon Solutions
    Class IX
  • Greg Addington
    Executive Director
    Klamath Falls Water Users Association
    Class XXVI
  • Bob Speltz
    Director, Public Affairs
    The Standard
    Class XVIII
  • Martha Schrader
    County Commissioner
    Clackamas County
    Class XXI
  • Tom Ball

    Class XXVI
  • Bruce Watts
    Bruce M. Watts and Associates
    Class XVII
  • Jim Carnahan
    Bridge Engineer
    U.S. Forest Sevice, Wallowa-Whitman National Forest
    Class XV
  • Lynn Youngbar
    Lynn Youngbar Consulting
    Class VII
  • Paul Hart
    Senior Vice President
    Mercy Corps
    Class VI
  • Sam Adams
    Director, U.S. Climate Initiative
    Class XIII
  • Joe Gallegos
    Oregon State Representative, District 30
    Oregon House of Representatives
    Class XVII
  • Craig Campbell
    President/Legal Counsel
    The Victory Group, Inc.
    Class XXII
  • Terri Peschka
    General Manager, Power Operations
    Portland General Electric
    Class XXVII
  • Bill Edmonds
    Director of Environmental Policy and Strategy
    NW Natural
    Class XIX
  • Jim Scherzinger
    Chief Operating Officer
    State of Oregon Department of Human Services
    Class XIX
  • Joanne (Simmons) Walch
    Vice President, Customer Service
    Regence BlueCross BlueShield
    Class XXV
  • Josť Ibarra
    Interfaith Coordinator
    Multnomah County Community Services Division
    Class XXVI
  • Jon Souder
    Executive Director
    Coos Watershed Association
    Class XXV

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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