Advocacy

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OVERVIEW

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
  • Increase access to sources of capital that encourage entrepreneurship

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.

COMMITTEE

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

MEMBERS

Allen Alley – The Alley Group

James Atkin - Palantir

Thomas Baker - Comcast Business

Dan Bates - Thorn Run Partners

Emily Barrett - Elemental Technologies

Ann Blackwood - Facebook

Carmela Clendering - Salesforce.com

Phil Donavan - NW Public Affairs

Mat Ellis – Cloudability

Gary Glisson – Stoel Rives

Amanda Gratchner - NAVEX Global

Andrew Hermann - CorSource Technology Group

Matt Johnson - Cushman & Wakefield

Pamela Jones – Jones Partners

JoAnn Kohl - Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt

Jeff Krueger

Chad Layman – Marquam Group

Richard Lazar - AV Insights, LLC

Ajay Malhotra – CBRE

Eric Meslow – Timbercon

Darcy Nothnagle - Google

Carly Riter – Intel

Jeanette Shaw - Techolicy

Mike Snell - Lam Research

Jon Thomsen - Atmosera