Built Oregon, a nonprofit organization focused on supporting and connecting the consumer products industries throughout Oregon, has announced the ratification of incoming board chair, Stephen Green, as well as the appointment of five new board members. The new board of directors was ratified by the existing board members on January 25, 2021.
Incoming chair Green has served on the Built Oregon board of directors for four years. He is currently the Chief Operating Officer of A Kids Book About, an alum of Built Oregon’s PIE startup accelerator program; serves on the board of Self Enhancement Inc (SEI), a nonprofit focused on helping Portland youth realize their potential; and serves on the Oregon Growth Board, an organization which governs and allocates investment capital for the state.
“As a lifelong Oregon resident and a long-time mentor and supporter of the variety of consumer products companies across this great state, I am greatly looking forward to helping guide Built Oregon in its continued efforts, all while ensuring that our organization remains diligent in championing BIPOC and women founded consumer product companies throughout our state,” said Green. “It has been an incredibly challenging year for all of our consumer product companies, but I remain confident that — given the wealth of knowledge, opportunity, and passion in our community — we can and will recover from this situation stronger than ever.”
Both new and returning board members include:
Departing Built Oregon board members include former chair Sandy Pressley, former vice-chair Leslie Mullins, Lori Spencer, and cofounder of Built Oregon, Rick Turoczy. Cofounder Mitch Daugherty continues to serve as the director of Built Oregon. Turoczy remains general manager of PIE, the startup accelerator arm of Built Oregon.
Oregon is a 501(c)3 not for profit organization with a mission to become the conduit for a diverse, sustainable and impactful consumer product ecosystem in Oregon. Composed of a passionate collection of community leaders, entrepreneurs, storytellers, investors, mentors, and organizers, Built believes that the support and growth of Oregon's consumer product industries will create sustainable, inclusive, and innovative job growth throughout the state. With a distinct focus on consumer products industries, we see the power in "owning our backyard."
For more information, visit https://builtoregon.com.