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Salem, OR—August 21, 2018—Oregon Business & Industry (OBI), the leading voice of business and industry in the state, today announced Sandra (Sandi) McDonough as the business association’s chief executive officer effective October 8.

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By most measures, Oregon's economy is on fire. Our job growth rate is one of the best in the nation, household incomes are up, unemployment is at record lows and tax revenues to fund public services -- driven largely by the positive job and income picture -- are the highest ever.

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"When vague allegations were raised about OBI President Mark Johnson by a former employee, the executive committee retained an experienced outside investigator to thoroughly review and evaluate them. The details of the investigator’s report are privileged, but the investigator did not find any pattern of misconduct. However, the full executive ... Read More

Oregon Business & Industry (OBI) is excited to announce that Abbie Laugtug has agreed to join OBI as a Vice President of Legislative Affairs. She will manage the energy, environment and natural resources policy portfolio. She also will be OBI’s point person on manufacturing policy.

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Oregon Business & Industry has selected Paul Stewart, president and chief executive officer of Sky Lakes Medical Center in Klamath Falls, as 2017 recipient of the Statesman of the Year Award.

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