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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
- 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.
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
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
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