OCI Bylaws Approved by 17 Member Board of Directors

May 17, 2011 at 12:13 am Leave a comment

The Oregon Creative Industries Board of Directors approved the organization’s Bylaws at our May meeting, a milestone in our legal formation as an Oregon nonprofit corporation governed by an industry Board of Directors.  The next step in the formation process is to establish our tax-exempt status with the IRS.

This structure will help facilitate our mission to take an ecosystem approach to growing the regional creative economy via a focus on promotion, advocacy and networking.

OCI Board of Directors List

Our Board of Directors is now 17 members strong and growing.  Current Board members as of the passing of the Bylaws are:

  • Dylan Boyd (Urban Airship), Software Industry Representative
  • Michael Cohen (Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt), Legal Counsel
  • David Cress (Film & Television Producer, Portlandia and many others), Film & Video Representative
  • Julie Duryea (souk), Networking Chair
  • Paul Evers (tbd Advertising), Regional Liaison – Central Oregon
  • Tim DuRoche (World Affairs Council), Advocacy Chair
  • Steve Gehlen (Icebreaker Nature Clothing), Board President and Athletic & Ourdoor Industry Representative
  • Jennifer Green (Laika), Board Secretary and Animation Industry Representative
  • Eric Hillerns (Designspeaks), Research Chair and Graphic Design Industry Representative
  • Jerry Ketel (founder Leopold Ketel Advertising), Promotions Chair and Advertising Industry Representative
  • Tad Lukasik, Director of Industry Information
  • Shane Sasnow (Forward Motion Facilitation), Partnership Chair
  • Brad Smith (Hot Pepper Studios, WebVisions Conference), Program Chair – Events Calendar and Interactive Industry Representative
  • Dave Sullivan (Perkins & Company), Finance Counsel
  • Aaron Tersteeg (Intel), Chair, Brand Steering Committee
  • Brent Urbanski (Brent Urbanski Design), Program Chair – Resources Directory
  • Julie Williamson (Art Institute of Portland), Workforce Development Chair and Creative Education Representative

Entry filed under: Board of Directors, Formation.

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