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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
|Laura Rillos||Airbnb||Jim Wall||Microsoft|
|Jon Thomsen||Atmosera||Thea Lavin||Moovel|
|George Granger||AT&T||Shon Ramey||NAVEX Global|
|Jennifer Thiboudeau||AWS||Melissa Vaillancourt||Nike|
|Emily Barrett||AWS Elemental||Tom Turnbull||OpenSesame|
|Ryan Frank||Cambia Health Solutions||Peter Kwong||Perkins & Co.|
|Ajay Malhotra||CBRE||Rebecca Carey-Smith||PGE|
|Paul Grove||Comcast Business||Joanne Kohl||Schwabe|
|Andrew Hermann||CorSource||William Wilson||Stoel Rives|
|Matt Johnson||Cushman Wakefield||Katherine Cowen||SureID|
|Ann Blackwood||Eric Meslow||Timbercon|
|Jeanette Shaw||Forth Oregon||Ambry O'Donnell||Tripwire|
|Lilyn Hester||John Isaacs||Uber|
|Carly Riter||Intel||Debbie Herron||Walmart|