The Oregon Business Association was formed by a group of Oregon business leaders in 1999, with the first Board of Directors Chair, Tom Kelly of Neil Kelly Company, elected in 2001. OBA provides bipartisan, statewide business leadership that strives to ensure Oregon’s long-term economic competitiveness. Today, more than 300 businesses, from Portland to Boardman, from homegrown to Fortune 500, have joined to support OBA’s commitment to a  healthy economy for all Oregonians. 

We thank our board members and policy committee members for their dedication and for sharing their time and expertise.

2015 Chair’s Council Board of Directors Liaison and Council Chair:

Justin Delaney

Vice President, Corporate Legal & Public Affairs

THE STANDARD

Delaney Justin

OBA Chair/Vice Chair History

Year Chair Vice Chair
2001 Tom Kelly, Neil Kelly Company N/A
2002 Tom Kelly, Neil Kelly Company Paul Kelly, Nike
2003 Paul Kelly, NIKE, Inc. Gun Denhart, Hanna Andersson
2004 Gun Denhart, Hanna Andersson Carl Davis, Columbia Sportswear
2005 Carl Davis, Columbia Sportswear Jim Zehren, Stoel Rives
2006 Jim Zehren, Stoel Rives Brian Gard, Gard Communications
2007 Brian Gard, Gard Communications Wade Mosby, The Collins Companies
2008 Wade Mosby, The Collins Companies Mike Morgan, Tonkon Torp
2009 Mike Morgan, Tonkon Torp Justin Delaney, The Standard
2010 Justin Delaney, The Standard Peter Kratz, Harry & David
2011 Peter Kratz, Harry & David Julia Brim-Edwards, Nike
2012 Julia Brim-Edwards, NIKE Inc. Nik Blosser, Celilo Group Media
2013 Nik Blosser, Celilo Group Media Gary Reynolds, Perkins & Company
2014 Gary Reynolds, Perkins & Company Mark Long, Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt, P.C.
2015 Mark Long, Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt, P.C. Pat Smith, Unitus Community Credit Union