Executive Leadership Council

The Executive Leadership Council is the lead sponsor for Leadership Youth. Leadership Youth expresses their appreciation to the Salem Chamber’s Executive Leadership Council for their generous sponsorship of this two-year program. Its mission is to develop and provide leadership to work jointly with business, community and government interests to ensure balanced decision making in maintaining Salem’s vitality and livability.

The Executive Leadership Council is committed to:

  • Being the lead sponsor of the Salem Chamber’s Leadership Youth program.
  • Creating a forum where private business owners, CEOs and top business decision-makers can share ideas about business, community and government.
  • Encouraging and mentoring Salem Chamber members to become active in chamber, civic or statewide activities that affect a healthy business climate.
  • Working with any other committees within the Salem Chamber to fulfill the mission of the chamber.


Executive Leadership Council members

Ryan Allbritton, U.S. Bank
Bruce Anderson, NW Natural
Cyndi Astley, Community Action
Greg Astley, Astley Consulting Group, Inc.
Mike Basinger, Select Impressions
Jim Bauer, Willamette University
Warren Bednarz, BAR Industries, LLC
Joel K. Blount, Keudell/Morrison Wealth Management
David Buck, AKT LLP
Scott Burton, Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon
Patricia Callihan-Bowman, Express Employment Professionals
Scott Casebeer, Capitol Auto Group, Inc.
Liliana Castaneda, Wells Fargo Bank
Jim Church, Power Fleet & Commercial Sales
Ryan W. Collier, Collier Law
Alan Costic, AC + Co. Inc. Architecture | Community
Rich Cummins, Walmart
Paul A. Dakopolos, Garrett Hemann Robertson P.C.
Larry Dalke, Dalke Construction Co., Inc.
Edward E. Davis, Maps Insurance
Richard E. Duncan, Rich Duncan Construction, Inc.
Tim Fahndrich, Third River Marketing
Jerome C. Fischer, Fischer, Hayes & Associates, PC
Mark Fox, White Oak Construction
Terri Frohnmayer, First Commercial Real Estate Services, LLC
Kathy Goss, Capital Valuation Group, Ltd
James C. Griggs, Saalfeld Griggs PC
Jerry Harris, Walmart
Peter Harris, Ticor Title
Heather Hatton, Chinook Winds Casino Resort
Byron Hendricks, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices
Josh Heneveld, Premium NW
Bryan Hockett, Bookbyte.com
Tom Hoffert, Don Pancho Authentic Mexican Foods, Inc
Terry Horne, Statesman Journal
Steve Horning, Willamette Community Bank
Scott Hossner, Allied Video Productions
Mark C. Hoyt, Sherman, Sherman, Johnnie & Hoyt, LLP
Julie Huckestein, Chemeketa Community College
Steve Johnson, VIP’S Industries
Brian Johnston, Dallas Glass and Window
John Jolliff, COUNTRY® Financial
Ken Jundt, Columbia State Bank
Adam Kohler, CenturyLink
Ron Lechner, Umpqua Bank
Nathan J. Levin, Nathan Levin Co.
David Lewis, Capital Manor Retirement Community
Bill Martinak, Emery & Sons Construction, Inc.
Ric McNall, McNall Construction
Andy Medcalf, Andy Medcalf Construction
Melinda Merrill, Fred Meyer Stores
Jefferson Mildenberger, Kaiser Permanente
John K. Miller, Courthouse Fitness
Gary & Kathy Moore, Crystal Image Photography
Brent Neilsen, New York Life Insurance Company
R.A. Neitzel, Salem Radiology Consultants, P.C.
Sheldon Nord, President, Corban University
Douglas Parham, Boldt, Carlisle & Smith, C.P.A.s, LLC
Christy Perry, Superintendent, Salem Keizer Public Schools
Anna M. Peterson, Mayor, City of Salem
Drs. Bud & Selma Pierce
Charles Pierce, The Home Depot
Allan Pollock, Salem-Keizer Transit
Jim Rasmussen, Modern Building Systems, Inc.
Cory Redding, CD Redding Construction, Inc.
Michael Roth, Roth’s Fresh Markets
Scott Sadler, Creative Conflict Solutions
Mark D. Shipman, Saalfeld Griggs PC
Janice Sivers, Walmart
Leilani Slama, Salem Health
T. J. Sullivan, Huggins Insurance in partnership with Bliss Sequoia
Chuck Swank, Grove, Mueller & Swank, P.C.
Jon Taylor, Lithia Auto Group
Eric Templeton, AmeriTitle
Jason Tokarski, Mountain West Investment Corp
Melinda Veliz, Silverton Health
Wendy Veliz, Portland General Electric
John Weger, T-Mobile
Mark Weiss, Western Oregon University
Tom Whitaker, Illahe Hills Country Club
Richard Withnell, Withnell Motor Company
Christy Witzke, SAIF Corporation
Kimberly Zahr, KeyBank National Association
Hunter Zeeb, Jet Industries, Inc.
Mark Zook, Maps Credit Union

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