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Standing (left to right): Treasurer Carl Christoferson, Secretary Libby McCaslin, and Vice President Pat Ritz

Sitting: President Bill Failing 

 
New Officers to Lead Oregon Historical Society Board of Directors

On Saturday, May 12, the Oregon Historical Society welcomed six new board members and elected four new board officers to the Society’s Board of Directors.

 

The Annual Meeting on Saturday marked the end of Dr. Jerry Hudson’s two year term as president of the board. His impeccable service to the Society was documented in an editorial piece in the May 15 issue of the Oregonian. Click here to read the article online.

 

Long time board member and former board vice president Bill Failing was elected to president of the Society for the coming year. Bill is a civic activist with strong local roots and ties to the community. He spent the majority of his career managing various print and radio outlets at the local and national level. Bill has served on a variety of local cultural boards, and currently is a consultant for the Oregon Rail Heritage Foundation.

 

Leading the board with Mr. Failing will be vice president Pat Ritz (Footwear Specialties International), secretary Elizabeth McCaslin (Keller Family Foundation), and treasurer Carl Christoferson (Oregon Investments).

 

Oregon Historical Society Board Officers

 

President, Bill Failing

(Retired Communications Executive; Consultant, Oregon Rail History Foundation; Advisor, Oregon Korea Foundation), Portland

 

Vice President, Pat Ritz

(Footwear Specialties International), Portland

 

Secretary, Libby McCaslin

(Keller Family Foundation), Portland

 

Treasurer, Carl B. Christoferson

(Oregon Investments), Portland

 

OHS Board of Directors

 

Arleen Barnett

(PGE), Portland

 

Barbara Beale

(Community volunteer), Portland

 

Marc Berg

(Southwest Washington Medical Center) Vancouver, Washington

 

Mort Bishop III

(Pendleton Woolen Mills) Portland

 

John Boylston

(Myatt & Bell, P.C.) Portland

 

Dr. Steve P. Brown

(Custom Decorators, Inc., President) Portland

 

Rhett Carlile

(Intel Corporation) Damascus

 

Sen. Margaret Carter

(Oregon Department of Human Services, Director of Community Engagement; former State Senator) Salem

 

Carl B. Christoferson

(Oregon Investments), Portland

 

Rebecca Dobkins

(Willamette University), Salem

 

Christopher Erickson

(Heathman Hotel), Portland

 

Bill Failing

(Consultant), Portland 

 

Jamieson Grabenhorst

(CGC Financial Services LLC), Lake Oswego

 

Dan Heine

(Bank of Oswego), Lake Oswego

 

Dr. Jerry E. Hudson

(Collins Foundation), Portland

 

Cary Jones

(HC Solutions), Medford

 

Greg Keller

(Retired Fire Chief), Portland

 

Jon Kruse

(Intel Capital), Portland

 

Dr. Bill Lang

(Portland State University, Professor of History) Welches

 

Jackson Lewis

(Tonkon Torp LLP), Portland

 

Judge Angel Lopez

(Multnomah County Circuit Court), Portland

 

Pete Mark

(Melvin Mark Companies), Portland

 

Libby McCaslin

(Keller Family Foundation), Portland 

 

Robert J. Miller

(Professor at Lewis & Clark Law School), Portland

 

Anne Naito-Campbell

(Bill Naito Company), Portland

 

Sarah Newhall

(Planned Parenthood), Portland

 

Brian Obie

(Obie Companies, President and Owner) Eugene

 

Doug Pahl

(Perkins Coie), Portland

 

Jin Park

(Owner, The Reserve Vineyards & Golf Club), Aloha

 

Pat Ritz

(Footwear Specialties International), Portland

 

John Shelk

(Ochoco Lumber Company), Prineville

 

Joanne Simmons

(Regence BlueCross BlueShield, Vice President of Member Services) Portland

 

Janet Taylor

(Retired Mayor, City of Salem), Salem

 

Bill Wyatt

(Port of Portland), Astoria

 

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