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Our members can join and participate in small groups, or Communities. These groups are built around job functions and key areas, like Advocacy. Our advocacy work supports legislation and initiatives that:

  • Improve the business environment for Oregon’s technology industry
  • Train and attract talent required to compete globally
  • Focus on revenue reform with the goal of improving Oregon's competitiveness as a place to attract, grow, and retain tech companies and talent

TAO has a lobbyist in Salem, Oregon, who works closely with the Advocacy Committee and the government affairs teams of our member companies. TAO members enjoy regular legislative updates and exclusive opportunities to engage with key elected officials and economic development leaders across Oregon.


Each Community is managed by volunteer-led committees that organize special events, projects and outreach. Our Advocacy committee consists of thought leaders from the public, private, nonprofit and academic sectors who work to raise awareness about Oregon's technology industry and move forward key legislative initiatives relating to factors that impact growth and innovation in Oregon.

CHAIR George Granger, AT&T


Allen Alley – The Alley Group

Thomas Baker - Comcast Business

Emily Barrett - AWS Elemental

Ann Blackwood - Facebook

Rebecca Carey-Smith - PGE

Katherine Cowan - SureID

Ryan Frank - Cambia Health Solution

George Granger - AT&T

Amanda Gratchner - NAVEX Global

Andrew Hermann - CorSource

Debbie Herron - Walmart

Jon Isaacs - Uber

Matt Johnson - Cushman Wakefield

Jennifer Thibodeau - AWS

Joanne Kohl - Schwabe

Peter Kwong - Perkins & Co.

Thea Lavin - Moovel

Chad Layman - Marquam Group

Ajay Malhotra - CBRE

Eric Meslow - Timbercon

Bill Moseley - GL Solutions

Darcy Nothnagle - Google

Ambyr O'Donnell - Tripwire

Carly Riter - Intel

Chris Schwarz - Lam Research

Jeanette Shaw - Forth Oregon

Mike Snell - Lam Research

Laura Spanjian - Airbnb

Jon Thomsen - Atmosera 

Tom Turnbull - OpenSesame

Melissa Vaillancourt - Nike

Jim Wall - Microsoft

William Wilson - Stoel Rives


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