The Board of Trustees

Members of the OSU Foundation Board of Trustees guide the direction and oversee the fiduciary responsibilities of the Foundation in support of the university’s strategic goals. Explore this page to learn more about our trustees and click on a name to read their bio, or view the Executive Committee and Lifetime Trustees.

Chair
Committees:
Executive,
Committee on Trustees,
Compensation & Talent Management,
Development Strategy

Mr. DeVaan retired from Microsoft as corporate vice president of Windows Development in December 2013. Mr. DeVaan joined Microsoft in 1985 and held a variety of executive and management positions at Microsoft from 1999 until his retirement, most notably as a senior leader of Microsoft’s Office and Windows businesses.

Mr. DeVaan has served on the OSU Foundation Board of Trustees since 2005 and as chair of the board since July 2015. He serves on the OSU Foundation’s Compensation and Talent Management Committee, the Committee on Trustees, and also serves as co-chair of the Development Strategy Committee. He served on the College of Science Board of Visitors from 2003 to 2012. Mr. DeVaan received the Alumni Fellow award from the OSU Alumni Association in 2002, was inducted into the College of Engineering Academy of Distinguished Engineers in 2003 and the Engineering Hall of Fame in 2016.

He received an Honorary Doctorate at OSU’s June 2011 graduation ceremony where he gave the commencement address and was inducted as a foundation member of OSU’s Phi Beta Kappa chapter in 2016. Mr. DeVaan graduated from Oregon State University in 1985 with B.S. degrees in mathematics and computer science. Mr. DeVaan is currently working to reduce the corrupting influence of money in US politics.

Chair-elect
Committees:
Executive,
Committee on Trustees,
Compensation & Talent Management,
Development Strategy

Thomas W. Toomey is CEO, President and a Director of UDR, Inc.; having served in these capacities since joining the company fifteen years ago. Prior to heading UDR, Mr. Toomey held various senior positions, including COO and CFO, with AIMCO, a multifamily REIT peer. Prior to AIMCO, Mr. Toomey served as a senior vice president with Lincoln Property Company for five years.

Mr. Toomey is a trustee, governor and board member of the Urban Land Institute (ULI), a member of the Board of Governors of the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (NAREIT), on the Executive Committee of the National Multi Housing Council (NMHC), is a member of The Real Estate Roundtable. On the OSU Foundation board, Mr. Toomey chairs the Committee on Trustees and is a member of the Committee on Trustees and the Compensation and Talent Management, Development Strategy and Executive committees. He received OSU’s Alumni Fellow Award in 2015 and was named an Innovative Business Leader by the College of Business in 2012.

He received his B.S. in business administration & finance from OSU in 1982.

Immediate Past-Chair
Committees:
Executive,
Committee on Trustees,
Compensation & Talent Management,
External Relations Committee

Ms. Beyer is senior vice president and general counsel for Precision Castparts Corporation, a position she has held since April 2013. Precision Castparts is a world leader in manufacturing high-quality, complex castings for aircraft engine, industrial gas turbine, airframe, and other applications.

Ms. Beyer also serves on the company’s Board of Directors. Prior to joining Precision Castparts, Ms. Beyer was a partner at Portland law firm Stoel Rives LLP. On the OSU Foundation Board, Ms. Beyer serves on the Compensation and Talent Management Committee, Committee on Trustees, and the External Relations Committee. She is chair of the Women’s Giving Circle and sits on the Beaver Caucus Board. She previously served on the Athletics Advisory Board, the College of Business Women & Philanthropy Advisory Council, and the Honors College Board of Regents.

Ms. Beyer was the 2009 recipient of the OSU Alumni Association’s Alumni Fellow Award for the University Honors College. She received the Innovative Business Leader Award from the College of Business in May 2009. Ms. Beyer received her B.S. in political science from OSU in 1977 and later graduated cum laude with a J.D. from the University of Notre Dame.

Committees:
Finance,
Investment

Mr. Aplet is a senior portfolio manager and head of short duration and stable value at Columbia Management Investment Advisers LLC, an investment firm in Portland, Oregon. He joined the firm in 1987 and has been a member of the investment community since 1976. Prior to joining Columbia Management, Mr. Aplet spent nine years in real estate loan origination and portfolio management.

He joined the OSU Foundation board in July 2016 and serves on the Finance Committee and the Investment Committee. Mr. Aplet is also a member of the College of Business Dean’s Circle of Excellence, College of Business Finance Circle, College of Education Campaign Cabinet, and is president of the 4-H Foundation Board. While a student, Mr. Aplet participated in music/choir, and was a member of Phi Kappa Phi, the Blue Key, and Alpha Zeta honoraries.

Mr. Aplet graduated from Oregon State University in 1976 with a B.S. in horticulture and earned his M.B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley in 1987.

Committees:
Compensation & Talent Management,
Finance

Mr. Arbanas is retired from Advantage Sales & Marketing LLC (ASM), a leading sales and marketing agency for consumer goods. Mr. Arbanas has over 24 years of experience in the consumer packaged goods industry. Prior to co-founding ASM in 1987, he was with the H. J. Heinz Company, where he held a number of sales and management positions.

Mr. Arbanas serves on the board of directors for Easter Seals Oregon. As an OSU Foundation trustee, he is a member of the Finance and Compensation committees. He is also a member of the OSU Football Head Coach’s Circle and the Valley Football Center Captains Committee, helping to lead the fundraising for the Valley Football Center renovation project.

Mr. Arbanas earned his B.S. in business administration from Oregon State University in 1981.

Committees:
Executive,
Finance,
Investment
Mr. Ashford is a Certified Public Accountant with Ashford & Associates, LLP in Bend, Oregon and has over 40 years of professional experience. His firm is a full-service accounting firm specializing in business consulting and tax preparation. Mr. Ashford has served as a director of the Deschutes County Rural Fire Protection District #2, 26 years as a board member of J Bar J Properties (an affiliate of J Bar J Youth Services in Bend), trustee of Central Oregon Youth Investment Foundation, a board member of St. Charles Medical Center and board member of South Valley Bank & Trust. He is also a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Rate Design Advisory Committee for Central Electric Co-op. 

As an OSU Foundation trustee, Mr. Ashford serves on the Executive, Finance and Investment Committees and is trustee liaison to OSU-Cascades. He is also a member of the Beaver Caucus Board and NOW 4 OSU - Cascades, Inc. He has chaired the Audit and Finance Committees and was among the Foundation's earliest advocates for the University Venture Development Fund. Mr. Ashford received the OSU Alumni Association's Dan Poling Service Award in 2015. He graduated from Oregon State University in 1972 with a B.S. in accounting.
Committees:
Executive,
Audit,
External Relations

Ms. Atkins is the owner of Alta Consulting, LLC in Caldwell, Idaho. She is also affiliated with Sunset Land LLC and Alta Land LLC. She provides financial advice and support to her family’s onion and crop farm, which is managed by her brother, Craig Yano, ’84. Ms. Atkins previously worked for a public accounting firm and was recruited to work for a startup company that took her to Montana and Boise, Idaho.

Ms. Atkins is a member of the OSU Foundation’s Executive, Audit, and External Relations committees and serves as trustee liaison to the OSU Alumni Association Board. Ms. Atkins served on the OSUAA board from 2003 to 2013, including a term as president, and from July 2015 to present. In 2014, she was honored with the Jean & CH “Scram” Graham Leadership award.

Ms. Atkins earned her B.S. in business administration from Oregon State University in 1979.

Committees:
Committee on Trustees,
Finance

Mr. Austin is co-owner of Rain Dance Ranch in Newberg, along with his wife, Celia, ’76. Established in 1991, Rain Dance raises llamas as breeding stock, for show, as pack animals, or pets. Mr. Austin is also corporate secretary for A-dec, Inc. Founded by his parents, Ken, ’53, and Joan Austin, the company is one of the largest dental equipment manufacturers in the world.

Mr. Austin also is proprietor of Ken Austin Woodworking, creating turned wood and furniture. He designed and handcrafted much of the natural wood furniture in The Allison Inn & Spa, the Newberg resort established by his late mother, Joan. Mr. Austin has served on the Boy Scouts of America Cascade Pacific Council board.

As an OSU Foundation trustee, he is a member of Finance Committee and the Committee on Trustees. He is also a member of the College of Veterinary Medicine Dean’s Advisory Council and the Athletics Advisory Board. Mr. Austin earned his B.S. in business administration from Oregon State University in 1976.

Committees:
Audit,
Finance

Mr. Bailey is chairman of Orchard View Farms Inc., a fourth generation family-owned and operated fresh cherry business established in 1923. The company is the largest sweet cherry growing operation in the country. Mr. Bailey served on the Oregon State Board of Higher Education from 1988 to 1996 and was the board’s president from 1992 to 1993.

He currently serves on the boards of the Mid-Columbia Health Foundation and the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Museum. Mr. Bailey is a member of the OSU Foundation Audit and Finance committees. He also serves on the College of Agricultural Sciences Campaign Cabinet, Agricultural Research Foundation Committee, and the Mid-Columbia Agricultural and Extension Center Advisory Board and is past president of the Wasco County Master Gardeners.

Mr. Bailey is a former member of the College of Business Family Business Advisory Committee. He received OSU’s Distinguished Service Award in 2001 and was inducted into the Agricultural Hall of Fame in 1999. Mr. Bailey graduated from Oregon State University in 1963 with a B.S. in business administration and technology.

Committees:
Audit,
Finance

Mr. Bailey is a co-owner of BEV Ventures, LLC and founding partner in The Grand Cru Estates, an exclusive winemaking club that lets members create their own premium Pinot Noir. The Bailey Estate Vineyard is one of the many vineyards of The Grand Cru Estates, producing approximately 250 cases of Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir wines annually.

Mr. Bailey is a retired vice president of finance and chief financial officer at Wilsonville-based FLIR Systems, which designs, manufactures, and markets thermal imaging and broadcast camera systems for a variety of commercial and government applications. Mr. Bailey serves on the OSU Foundation Audit Committee and the Finance Committee.

He received the Alumni Fellow Award from the OSU Alumni Association in 2010 and the College of Business Distinguished Business Professionals Award in 2008. He was inducted into the College of Business Hall of Fame in 2015. Mr. Bailey is a current member of the College of Business Dean’sCircle of Excellence and is a founding member of the OSU Wine Research Institute. Mr. Bailey graduated from Oregon State University in 1970 with a B.S. in business administration.

Committees:
Audit,
External Relations

Mr. Barrow is a co-owner and operator of several small business enterprises and has worked professionally as a geologist. Mr. Barrow has experience in both large and small business environments, academia, and consulting. He has worked throughout the lower 48 states and internationally in South America and North Africa.

Mr. Barrow currently serves on the CEOAS Board of Advisors and is a former member of the Geosciences Department Board of Advisors. He joined the OSU Foundation board in July 2016, serving on the Audit Committee and the External Relations Committee.

Mr. Barrow graduated from Oregon State University in 1977 with a B.S. in geology and earned his M.S. in geology from Stanford in 1983.

Committees:
External Relations,
Investment

Mr. Berka is a senior managing director and global director of the Financial Advisory Services Group of Houlihan Lokey Howard and Zukin, an international investment banking services company. Operating under the name of Houlihan Lokey, the firm provides advisory services for companies involved in merger and acquisition deals and corporate restructurings.

Before joining Houlihan Lokey, Mr. Berka was a financial analyst in the Corporate Investments department of Metropolitan Life Insurance Company. As an OSU Foundation trustee, Mr. Berka serves on the Investment Committee and the Fixed Asset Subcommittee and the External Relations Committee .

Mr. Berka earned his B.S. in forest products from Oregon State University in 1977. He also holds an M.B.A. from the University of Oregon.

Committees:
External Relations

Dr. Buehler was elected to the Oregon House of Representatives in 2014, representing District 54 in Bend. A Republican, he serves on the House Health Care and Housing and Human Services committees and is vice-chair of the Consumer Protection and Government Effectiveness committee. Dr. Buehler is an orthopedic surgeon, past president, and managing partner at The Center, an orthopedic and neurosurgery group practice in Bend, Oregon.

He is considered one of the premier surgeon developers in computer-assisted knee replacement, traveling frequently to teach these techniques both domestically and internationally. Dr. Buehler also serves on the boards of the Ford Family Foundation and St. Charles Health System and is past president of the Oregon Association of Orthopedic Surgeons. Dr. Buehler is a member of the OSU Foundation External Relations Committee and served on the OSU-Cascades Board of Advisors from 1999 to 2007.

Dr. Buehler earned his B.S. in microbiology from Oregon State University in 1986 and was the University’s first Rhodes scholar. Dr. Buehler earned his master’s degree in politics and economics from Oxford University and his M.D. from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

Committees:
Investment,
Finance

Ms. Camden is retired chief accounting officer of CHC Helicopter, a Vancouver, B.C.-based commercial operator of medium and heavy helicopters. She joined the company in 2009 and retired in July 2015. Ms. Camden previously served as vice president for Accounting Operations at Expedia, Inc., vice president of Finance for AT&T Mobility, and director of Financial Planning and Analysis for Verizon Wireless. Ms. Camden began her career as regional controller for CenturyTel in 1982.

Ms. Camden is a board member and treasurer of New Beginnings, a nonprofit providing services to those affected by domestic violence. She also serves on the Girl Scouts of Western Washington Council Alumnae Advisory Committee. As an OSU Foundation trustee, Ms. Camden is a member of the Investment Committee and the Finance Committee. She has served on the College of Veterinary Medicine Dean’s Advisory Council since 2009.

Ms. Camden earned her B.A. in economics and anthropology from Stanford University in 1979.

Committees:
Development Strategy,
Committee on Trustees

Mrs. Campbell is the co-owner of Silvies Valley Ranch, LLC, along with her husband, Dr. Scott Campbell, ’80. Silvies Valley is a working cattle ranch in Harney County, Oregon. In addition to raising beef and hay, the ranch is highly focused on reconstruction ecology and has many riparian and wildlife habitat restoration projects in various stages of completion.

Mrs. Campbell is also a director emeritus and founder of Banfield Charitable Trust, a nonprofit devoted to preventing the separation of pets from their owners. At OSU Foundation, Mrs. Campbell is a member of the Development Strategy Committee Audit Committee and the Committee on Trustees and serves on the 4-H Foundation Board and the College of Agricultural Sciences Dean’s Council.

She received the E. B. Lemon Distinguished Alumni Award in 2015. Mrs. Campbell graduated from Oregon State University in 1985 with a B.S. in general science and earned her R.N. from the Linfield Good Samaritan School of Nursing in 1983.

Committees:
Executive,
Audit,
External Relations

Ms. Cebula is chief innovation officer and executive vice president of Resources Global Professionals (RGP), a multinational provider of professional services and the operating subsidiary of Resources Connection, Inc. She joined the company in 1997 as managing director and founder of the company’s Portland, Oregon, office.

Ms. Cebula co-founded the Be Aware Foundation in 2004, dedicated to ensuring breast cancer is diagnosed at its earliest stage. Ms. Cebula has also served on the boards of St. Joseph’s Hospital Foundation in Orange, California and the Oregon Council for Hispanic Advancement. As an OSU Foundation trustee, Ms. Cebula serves on the Executive Committee, the External Relations Committee and the Audit Committee. She is also a member of the College of Business Dean’s Circle of Excellence.

Ms. Cebula graduated from Oregon State University in 1984 with a B.S. in accounting and earned her M.B.A. from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University in 1990.

Committees:
Compensation & Talent Management,
External Relations

Mr. Coleman is co-chairman of E. & J. Gallo Winery, the largest family-owned winery in the world. Mr. Coleman is co-president of the Julio R. Gallo Foundation and a board member of the Wine Institute. He also serves as chairman on California State University, Fresno’s Viticulture and Enology Research Center Advisory Board.

Mr. Coleman attended OSU in the College of Business from 1954 to 1956 and received his bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Oregon in 1958. Mr. Coleman was honored as an Oregon State University Alumni Fellow in 1989. The University of Oregon honored Mr. Coleman with their Visionaries Trailblazer Alumni Award in 2000.

As an OSU Foundation trustee, Mr. Coleman serves on the External Relations and Compensation committees. He has also been a member of the College of Business Dean’s Circle of Excellence since 1987.

Committees:
Audit,
Finance

Ms. Coucher is vice president of technology partnerships for IBM Greater China Group and has been with IBM since 2000, serving in various management positions. Prior to that, she was with Sequent Computer Systems and Tektronix. She has led sales, mergers and acquisitions, business development, product design, supply chain, and process engineering teams in a broad range of industries, including manufacturing, chemicals, and telecommunications.

Ms. Coucher has served on the President’s Advisory Council for the Oregon Institute of Technology and the board of directors for Metropolitan Family Services in Portland. She is a member of the OSU Foundation Audit and Finance committees. She also serves on the College of Business Dean’s Circle of Excellence and the College of Engineering’s Strategic Plan Committee and Engineering Advisory Board. Ms. Coucher was inducted into the College of Engineering Academy of Distinguished Engineers in 2006.

She graduated from Oregon State University in 1984 with a B.S. in chemical engineering and earned her M.B.A. from the University of Portland in 1989.

Committees:
Compensation & Talent Management,
Finance

Mr. Davies is a retired C.P.A. He co-founded his own firm, T. A. Davies & Co., in 1999 and later merged with another firm to create The Davies Group. The firm is now known as Acumen Financial CPAs, with offices in Albany and Lake Oswego, Oregon.

Mr. Davies has served as treasurer of the Albany General Hospital Foundation board and is a director emeritus of the Albany Public Schools Foundation board. He was nominated by the Albany Chamber of Commerce for the 2007 Distinguished Service Award. Mr. Davies currently serves on the OSU Foundation Finance and Compensation committees. He is a past member of the Board of Governors, the Executive Committee, and the 4-H Foundation Board and a former chair of the OSU Alumni Association board. He received the OSU’s Jean & C. H. “Scram” Graham Leadership Award in 2008 and was named a Distinguished Business Professional by the College of Business in 2007.

Mr. Davies earned his M.B.A. from OSU in 1978 after graduating from Southern Oregon University in 1972 with a B.S. in accounting.

Committees:
Audit,
Executive,
Finance,
Fixed Assets

Ms. Fitzpatrick has been a leader in the technology industry for over 30 years. She joined software analytics company New Relic as vice president, Product Release and Lifecycle Management in February 2016 and previously served as a group vice president with Oracle Corporation.

Ms. Fitzpatrick is international president of women’s organization Alpha Omicron Pi and has been volunteering for the organization since 1980. She has served as chair of the OSU Foundation Audit committee. She is vice chair of the Fixed Asset Subcommittee and a member of the Finance and Executive committees. She is also a member of the College of Business Dean’s Circle of Excellence and the Business Information System Council. Ms. Fitzpatrick was honored with the OSU Alumni Association Alumni Fellow Award in 2012 and as a College of Business Distinguished Business Professional in 2006.

She earned her B.S. in business administration from Oregon State University in 1978 and her M.S. in computer science from the University of California, Davis in 1980. 

Committees:
Committee on Trustees,
Finance

Mr. Gomo retired from Network Appliance (NetApp) in 2011, where he had served as executive vice president and chief financial officer since joining the company in 2002. He was responsible for the company's finance, legal, workplace resources, and investor relations functions. NetApp is a leading vendor of network-attached storage (NAS) systems designed for midsized to large enterprises. Prior to joining NetApp, Mr. Gomo served as chief financial officer for Gemplus International in Luxembourg and for Silicon Graphics. He began his career with Hewlett-Packard, where he held various positions in finance, financial management, manufacturing, and general management over the course of 24 years.

Mr. Gomo is a member of the OSU Foundation Finance Committee and the Committee on Trustees. He also serves on the OSU Advantage Accelerator Board of Advisors. Mr. Gomo received the OSU College of Business Distinguished Business Professional Award in 2011.

He graduated from OSU in 1974 with a B.S. in business administration. He also holds an M.B.A. from Santa Clara University.

Committees:
Executive,
External Relations

Ms. Hirneise retired in 2008 as partner and executive director of Global Travel and Hospitality at J. D. Power and Associates, a global marketing services firm. Ms. Hirneise joined the company in 1982 and held progressively senior positions until her retirement.

Ms. Hirneise is a member of the OSU Foundation’s External Relations Committee and serves on the Executive Committee as a liaison from the OSU Alumni Association (OSUAA) Board. She is immediate past president of the OSUAA Board and former chair of its Executive Committee and has also served on numerous committees. Ms. Hirneise was honored as a College of Business Distinguished Business Professional in 2007.

She earned her B.S. in business education from Oregon State University in 1975 and later earned her M.A. in education from California Lutheran University.

Committees:
Investment,
External Relations

Mr. Hoffman is operations manager of Hoffman Construction Company in Portland. The firm was founded by his grandfather, Lee Hawley Hoffman, in 1922 and is now one of the largest general contractors in the Northwest. It serves a wide range of sectors, including athletic facilities, treatment plants, museums, education, hi-tech manufacturing, and health care. The company’s projects on OSU’s campus include the Hallie Ford Center for Children & Families, opened in September 2011; and Johnson Hall, scheduled to be completed in Fall 2016; as well as renovations to Strand Agriculture Hall and Kearney Hall. Mr. Hoffman joined the company in 1984.

He currently serves on the board of the Portland Business Alliance. As an OSU Foundation trustee, Mr. Hoffman is currently a member of the Investment Committee and the External Relations Committee. He also works with many Oregon State graduates now employed with Hoffman Construction.

Mr. Hoffman graduated from OSU in 1979 with a B.S. in construction engineering management and later earned his MBA from the Amos Tuck School at Dartmouth.

Committees:
Finance,
Investment

Mr. Kralj is a portfolio manager and principal at Ferguson Wellman Capital Management, a wealth management firm in Oregon. Before joining the company in 1989, he was an equity analyst and portfolio manager for clients such as First Interstate Bank.

Mr. Kralj is a member and past president of the Chartered Financial Analysts Society of Portland and serves on the boards of the Providence Child Center Foundation and the Oregon Symphony Foundation. At the OSU Foundation, he is a member of the Investment Committee and the Finance Committee and is former chair of the Committee on Trustees. Mr. Kralj previously served as chair of the Executive Committee, as well as OSU Foundation trustee liaison to the OSU Cascades Campus Foundation Board.He is a member of the College of Business Dean’s Circle of Excellence and is a former member of the OSU-Cascades Campaign Cabinet, Development Council, and Austin Family Business Program Advisory Council.

Mr. Kralj earned his B.S. in business administration from Oregon State University in 1977.

Committees:
Audit,
External Relations

Mr. Loughmiller is a private consultant and president of Momentum Advisors, offering business support and development, particularly planning and finance. Previously, as president of Automatic Plastic Moulding Inc. (APM) for over two decades, Mr. Loughmiller presided over a leading supplier of bottles, corks, and closures at its offices in California, Canada, and Portugal.

Mr. Loughmiller received the Los Altos-Los Altos Hills Joint Community Volunteer Service Award in 1985 for his community service efforts. As an OSU Foundation trustee, he serves on the Audit and External Relations committees and previously served on the Finance and Executive committees. He is also a member of the College of Engineering Advisory Board and has served on the college’s Campaign Cabinet, and the Chemical, Biological and Environmental Engineering Committee. Mr. Loughmiller was inducted into the College of Engineering Hall of Fame in 2011.

He graduated from Oregon State University in 1964 with a B.S. in civil engineering and earned his M.B.A. from the University of Oregon in 1966.

Committees:
Executive,
External Relations,
Committee on Trustees

Mr. Morse served in the Oregon Senate from 2002 to 2012, where he represented District 8, covering portions of Benton and Linn counties. Before pursuing his political career, Mr. Morse retired as president of Morse Brothers Inc., a family-owned business established in 1941 and a leading provider of concrete and aggregate materials in Oregon. The company was purchased in 1998 by MDU Resources Group and is now known as Knife River Corp.

Mr. Morse currently serves as chairman of the board of Environ-Metal Inc. He is director of the Frank and Linda Morse Family Foundation and is a member of the Northwest Christian University (NCU) Board of Trustees. Mr. Morse received OSU’s Distinguished Service Award in 2013 and was inducted into OSU’s College of Engineering Hall of Fame in 2011. He is a member of The Beaver Caucus Board and serves on the OSU Foundation’s Executive Committee and Committee on Trustees and is chair of the External Relations Committee. He also serves on the College of Liberal Arts’ School of Arts and Communication Advisory Board.

Mr. Morse earned his B.A. from NCU in 1966 and his M.A. in general studies from Oregon State University in 1970. He also received an Honorary Doctor of Humanities degree from NCU.

Committees:
Compensation & Talent Management,
External Relations

Ms. Neyhart is a partner at Stover Neyhart & Co., a Corvallis accounting firm she co-founded in 1989. Ms. Neyhart became a certified public accountant in Oregon in 1985. Prior to going into private practice, she was an instructor in the College of Business at OSU and at Kansas State University. Stover Neyhart & Co. was named 2008 Business of the Year by the Corvallis-Benton Chamber Coalition.

Ms. Neyhart is a former board member for the Boys & Girls Club of Corvallis and a current member of the Corvallis Women’s Empowerment Exchange and sits on the Budget and Finance Committee for the City of Corvallis. She was nominated for Corvallis First Citizen in 2003.

As an OSU Foundation trustee, Ms. Neyhart is a member of the External Relations and Compensation committees. She is also a member of the Athletics Advisory Board and previously served as Our Beaver Nation liaison to the OSU Foundation Executive Committee. In addition, she is a member of the College of Business Dean’s Circle of Excellence.Ms. Neyhart was honored as a College of Business Distinguished Business Partner in 2003. She earned her B.S. and master’s degrees from Kansas State University.

Committees:
Executive,
External Relations,
Investment

Mr. Perkins has worked on Wall Street for over 25 years, and most of his career has been focused on financial services mergers and acquisitions and capital financing. He is a former managing director for Barclays Capital Inc., an international investment bank and wealth management firm. He had also served as president of financial services firm Chapdelaine & Co. and as managing director of J.P. Morgan.

Mr. Perkins is a member of the OSU Foundation’s External Relations and Investment committees and serves as the Our Beaver Nation liaison to the Executive Committee. He is also a member of College of Business Dean’s Circle of Excellence and co-chair of the Achieving Distinction Initiative. Mr. Perkins was honored as one of the College’s Distinguished Business Professionals in 2010.

He graduated from Oregon State University in 1986 with a B.S. in business administration.

Committees:
Executive,
Compensation & Talent Management,
Finance

Mr. Powell is retired from Cisco Systems, Inc. where he served as executive vice president and chief financial officer from 2003 to 2008 and as an executive advisor from 2008 to 2010. Cisco, a publicly traded company based in San Jose, California, is a leading supplier of networking equipment and network management for the Internet. Mr. Powell joined the company in 1997. Previously Mr. Powell was a senior partner for Coopers & Lybrand, serving for 26 years.

He is also a member of the boards of directors of Applied Materials and Intuit and a former board member of VMWare. As an OSU Foundation trustee, Mr. Powell serves on the Compensation and Talent Management Committee and is chair of the Finance Committee. He received the College of Business Distinguished Business Professionals Award in 2003.

Mr. Powell graduated from Oregon State University in 1970 with a B.S. in business administration.

Committees:
Compensation & Talent Management,
Finance

Mr. Provencher is president and CEO of PacificSource Health Plans. He was appointed to this position in 2001 and previously served as vice president of operations. Prior to joining PacificSource in 1995, Mr. Provencher served as vice president of VHA Upstate New York, a 15-hospital healthcare system. Mr. Provencher has worked in the healthcare industry for over 30 years.

He currently serves on Oregon’s Health Insurance Exchange Advisory Board and the Oregon Health Leadership Council and has also served on the Boards for United Way of Lane County, 100% Access and The Foundation for Medical Excellence. Mr. Provencher serves on the Community Advisory Committee for the College of Public Health and Human Sciences and formerly served on the college’s Health Care Administration Advisory Board. He joined the OSU Foundation board in July 2016, serving on the Compensation and Talent Management Committee and the Finance Committee.

Mr. Provencher holds an M.B.A. in healthcare management from The Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. He earned his B.A. in psychology from Providence College in Rhode Island.

Committees:
Committee on Trustees,
External Relations

Mr. Rich is a noted Hollywood screenwriter whose credits include the feature films “Secretariat,” “Finding Forrester,” “The Rookie,” “Radio,” “Miracle,” “Invincible,” and “The Nativity Story,” which made history by being the first film ever to stage its world premiere at the Vatican.

Mr. Rich is an emeritus board member of the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Oregon and Southwest Washington and an advisory board member for The New Harmony Project, a nonprofit organization that assists writers in developing and promoting their works. Mr. Rich serves on the OSU Foundation Committee on Trustees and  External Relations Committee. He also currently serves on the Athletics Advisory Board. Mr. Rich was named an OSU Alumni Fellow in 2003 and received an honorary doctorate from the College of Liberal Arts in 2007. He was honored by the College of Business with the Weatherford Award in 2012.

Mr. Rich studied business and education at Oregon State University and affiliates with the class of 1981.

Committees:
Investment,
External Relations 

Mr. Rothschild is the former owner and chairman of Robert Rothschild Farm in Urbana, Ohio, established with his wife, Sara, in 1976. The farm makes gourmet foods including dips, sauces, condiments, preserves, spreads, mustards, pasta sauces, and dessert toppings.The Rothschilds sold the business in 2005 and established the Robert & Sara Rothschild Family Foundation, which currently supports, through a partnership with the government of Botswana, the building of libraries in that country.

Mr. Rothschild received the Presidential Order of Meritorious Service from the Government of Botswana in 2010. He is a member of the OSU Foundation Investment and External Relations committees. He has also worked with the OSU Foundation and OSU College of Engineering to establish an internship program for qualified seniors to spend three to six months assisting in the construction of a library in Botswana.

Mr. Rothschild earned his B.S. in electrical engineering from Oregon State University in 1965 and his M.S. from Stanford University in 1967.

Committees:
External Relations,
Investment

Mr. Schoenstein is a managing director and portfolio manager at Jensen Investment Management and, as chairman of the Investment Committee, leads the fundamental research conducted across the investment team. Prior to joining the firm in 2002, Mr. Schoenstein served as senior audit manager with Arthur Andersen LLP.

He is president of the executive committee for the Oregon Golf Association and is director for the Western Golf Association, which supports the Evans Scholars Foundation. Mr. Schoenstein serves on the OSU Foundation External Relations Committee and is vice chair of the Investment Committee. He has also served on the Committee on Trustees and as chair of the Audit Committee. He is a former OSU Alumni Association (OSUAA) president and served as the OSUAA board liaison to the OSU Foundation. Mr. Schoenstein also serves on the College of Business Dean’s Council of Excellence. He was honored with the Jean and C. H. “Scram” Graham Leadership Award in 2010 and was named a College of Business Distinguished Early Career Professional in 2007.

Mr. Schoenstein earned his B.S. in business administration from Oregon State University in 1988.

Committees:
Committee on Trustees,
External Relations

Ms. Snow is vice president of creative operations and design for Nike, Inc. in Beaverton, Oregon, a position she has held since December 2012. She was global director of creative operations for Nike Design from June 2009 to November 2012 and began her career at Nike in July 1983 as creative director in apparel and footwear.

Ms. Snow has been a member of the College of Business (CoB) Dean’s Circle of Excellence since July 2013 and serves on the OSU Leadership Steering Committee. She was honored by the CoB as a Distinguished Business Professional in May 2015. Ms. Snow joined the OSU Foundation board in July 2016, serving on the Committee on Trustees and the External Relations Committee.

While a student, she joined the Kappa Gamma sorority and was a member of the Memorial Union Program Council. Ms. Snow earned her B.A. in art from Oregon State University in 1981.

Committees:
Committee on Trustees

Mr. Starker is chairman, president, of Starker Forests. His brother, Barte Starker, ’72, served as his partner and executive vice president and secretary until retiring due to health in 2015. Starker Forests is a family-owned timber company that owns and manages forest land in western Oregon. The company was founded in 1936 by Mr. Starker’s grandfather, T. J. Starker.

Mr. Starker has numerous civic and industry affiliations, including serving on the National Alliance of Forest Owners board, and the Oregon Forest Industries Council for over 25 years. Mr. Starker received the Oregon Forest Industries Council Service Award in 2007 and the 2012 State Forester’s Award from the Oregon Board of Forestry, along with his brother, Barte. Bond Starker is a member of the OSU Foundation Committee on Trustees. He also serves on the College of Forestry Board of Visitors and the Agricultural Research Foundation board. Mr. Starker is a former member of the Austin Family Business Program Advisory Council and the Forest Research Lab Advisory Committee. He and his brother, Barte, were co-recipients of the OSU Alumni Association’s E. B. Lemon Distinguished Alumni award in 2011.

Mr. Starker earned his B.S. in forest management from Oregon State University in 1969.

Committees:
Executive,
Investment,
Development Strategy

Mr. Stirek is president of western operations for Trammell Crow Company, one of the nation’s leading developers and investors in real estate. He is a member of the company’s executive committee and operating committee and an associate broker for Oregon and Washington. He has been with the company since 1986. Mr. Stirek is also a partner and co-founder of Rogue Venture Partners, a venture capital firm specializing in investments in startups and early stage companies in Oregon.

He is a member of the Young Presidents Organization and is a former board member and president of the Lake Oswego Schools Foundation. Mr. Stirek serves as chair of the OSU Foundation Investment Committee and is a member of the Executive, Investment, and Development Strategy committees. He also serves on the College of Business Dean’s Circle of Excellence and Development Committee, and the Athletics Leadership Advisory Committee. Mr. Stirek received the College of Business Distinguished Business Professional award in 2009.

He earned his B.S. in business administration from Oregon State University in 1982 and earned his M.B.A. from Harvard Business School in 1986.

Committees:
Finance,
Investment

Mr. Thompson is president and CEO of TEC Equipment, Inc., a heavy equipment and truck dealership and one of the largest sellers of used trucks in the western United States. TEC owns and operates multiple service, sales, and parts facilities throughout Oregon, California, Nevada, and Washington. He founded the company in 1976.

Mr. Thompson serves on the North American Advisory Board for Volvo trucks. He is a trustee and former treasurer of the Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center Foundation board and received the organization’s Founders Society Award in 2007, along with his wife, Ann. As an OSU Foundation trustee, Mr. Thompson serves on the Investment and Finance committees.

He earned a B.S. in political science from the University in Iowa.

Committees:
Compensation & Talent Management,
Finance

Mr. Whyte has over 40 years’ experience in the travel and real estate industries as senior manager, entrepreneur, an owner of several travel and real estate companies worldwide. His current business ventures include companies in Australia, Canada, and the United States.

Mr. Whyte has served on the White House Commission on Tourism & Travel, the Hawaii Visitors Bureau, and the Australian Tourism Council. He established the W. James Whyte Visiting Research Fellows at the University of Queensland, Australia where he is an Adjunct Professor. 'He has donated large parcels of land to Conservation Volunteers Australia who have planted over 300,000. trees on the Victorian property alone. As an OSU Foundation trustee, Mr. Whyte serves on the Finance and Compensation and Talent Management committees and previously served on the Fundraising Priority Setting Task Force.

Mr. Whyte graduated from Oregon State University in 1970 with a B.S. in business administration and earned his M.A. in general studies from OSU in 1972.

Committees:
Compensation & Talent Management,
External Relations

Tony Williams is partner and chairman of Washington2 Advocates (W2A), a government relations and public affairs firm that specializes in solving problems with local, state, and federal governments. W2A is based in Bellevue, Washington, and has offices in Washington, D.C. and Portland, Oregon. Mr. Williams helped launch W2A after a 15-year career on Capitol Hill, where he managed political campaigns, worked as a press secretary and served as Chief of Staff to U.S. Senator Slade Gorton.

Mr. Williams served on the OSU Foundation board from 2007 to June 2015, returning in July 2016. He serves on the External Relations Committee and the Compensation and Talent Management Committee. Mr. Williams is a founding member of The Beaver Caucus Board and was instrumental in its creation.

As a student, he joined the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity. Mr. Williams earned his B.S. in technical journalism from Oregon State University in 1987.

Committees:
Compensation & Talent Management,
External Relations

Ms. Yates is retired from the Department of State after a 32-year diplomatic career primarily in three geographic areas: Asia, Africa and Europe. She was Ambassador to the Republic Burundi (1999-02), Ambassador to the Republic of Ghana (2002-05), and charge d’affaires to Sudan (2011-12). She was special assistant to President Obama on the National Security Council (2009-11), first for Strategic Planning and then African Affairs. Her diplomatic assignments included positions at U.S. military commands: political advisor at the European Command and deputy commander for the new U.S. Africa Command.

She is currently a board director at the Atlantic Council in Washington DC; and a trustee on the Oregon World Affairs Council. She re-engaged with Oregon State after her 2007 commencement address, and since has served on the OSU Honors College Board of Regents and became a OSU Foundation trustee in 2013 serving on External Relations and Compensation and Talent Management committees.

Ms. Yates graduated from OSU in 1968 with a B.A. in English; M.A. from New York University in comparative East West Humanities, and was awarded an honorary doctorate in English from OSU in 2007, and honored as CLA Alumni Fellow in 2015.

Committees:
Executive,
Finance

Mr. Youde is a retired president of Northwest Economic Associates, a natural resources and economic consulting firm he co-founded with his wife, Judith, ’62, in 1977. The Youdes sold the business in 1994.

Mr. Youde volunteers as board secretary for the Community Foundation of Southwest Washington, as treasurer of Farmers Ending Hunger, and as board member of the Clark County Food Bank. He has also served as a board member for the Clark County Fair and the Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce and is a former board chair of the Oregon Food Bank. Mr. Youde serves on the OSU Foundation Executive Committee as trustee liaison to the Oregon 4-H Foundation board and is a member of the Finance Committee. He also serves on the College of Agricultural Sciences Dean’s Council and the Linus Pauling Institute Director’s Circle and is a former member of the OSU Alumni Association board. Mr. and Mrs. Youde received OSU’s Dan Poling Service Award in 2011.

Mr. Youde graduated from OSU in 1962 with a B.S. in agricultural economics and later earned M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in economics from the University of Wisconsin at Madison.

 
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