Oregon State University had the privilege of participating in this year’s Governor’s Marketplace as a Gold Sponsor along with many other prestigious private and public entities. We spent a busy day that included participating in workshops, listening to a variety of speakers, and networking. Ozzie Gonzalez, Sustainability Practice Lead for CH2MHill kept the luncheon crowd engaged as emcee as he introduced luncheon speakers. To open the luncheon, Governor Kate Brown shared her thoughts via video on why Oregon supports and champions the success of diverse firms. Other speakers included State Representative serving District 57 Greg Smith; Janelle Bynum, State Representative serving House District 51; Mayor Chuck Bennett, City of Salem; William Mitchell, Merchant Concepts; and Tobias Read, State Treasurer.
Eloisa Miller, Economic & Business Equity Manager was an important connection throughout the day. She is a valuable partner to OSU and we so appreciated the time and effort she dedicated to making the event a success.
Governor Brown thanked OSU for our sponsorship and our support of minority-owned, women-owned, emerging small business, and service disabled Veterans to help build awareness of how small businesses help grow Oregon’s economy.
Brooke Davison, Construction Contracts Officer, Lori Fulton, Manager Design and Construction, Christine Atwood, Administrative and Diversity Manager and Jennifer Koehne, Purchasing Analyst represented the University.