OBI Seeks Seasoned Leader to be First President/CEO

Published Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Oregon Business and Industry (OBI), created by the merger of Associated Oregon Industries and Oregon Business Association, is seeking a President and CEO to lead the state’s largest statewide general business association as it seeks to strengthen Oregon’s economy to achieve a healthy, prosperous, and competitive Oregon for the benefit of present and future generations.

The OBI Board has engaged the consulting firm MS&S Search and intends to have a President and CEO in place during the Fall 2017. MS&S Search, who is now generating and screening a pool of qualified candidates, will accept applications for this unique leadership role until August 4, 2017. OBI is looking for a seasoned leader and manager who understands Oregon’s political landscape, communicates effectively with broad constituencies, and has the skills to influence the state to improve Oregonians’ economic well-being. They will oversee offices and staff in Portland and Salem while traveling the state to ensure OBI’s broad and deep reach into all corners of Oregon. To see a complete job description, click here.

If you have personal interest, know someone whom we should consider or know well-networked individuals who may guide us to potential candidates, please contact MS&S Search directly. Melissa Ulum may be reached at (503) 244-2126 (message), (503) 730-7615 (direct line) or email at