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2021 OWGL Executive Team

Clint Carlson

Clint Carlson

Ben Maney

Ben Maney

Vice President 
Collin Crocker

Collin Crocker

Alan von Borstel

Alan von Borstel

Past President 

2022 Officer Slate Released

The OWGL Nominating Committee met on October 4th and proposed the following officer slate:
  • President: Ben Maney
  • Vice President: Collin Crocker
  • Secretary/Treasurer: Wade Bingaman
  • Immediate Past President: Clint Carlson
The slate will be presented to the membership for a vote at the annual meeting on December 1, 2021.

County Presidents

  • Wade Bingaman, Baker/Union Counties
  • Emery Gentry, Umatilla County
  • Deacon Heideman, Gilliam County
  • Kurt Melville, Wallowa County
  • Rodney Cheyne, Klamath County
  • Josh Duling, Wasco County
  • Kevin Corn, Malheur County
  • Tom Duyck, N. Willamette Valley
  • Erin Heideman, Morrow County
  • Mike Schrock, S. Willamette Valley
  • Thad Eakin, Sherman County

Amanda Hoey

Amanda is the Chief Executive Officer for the Oregon Wheat Commission (state commodity commission) and the Oregon Wheat Growers League (private growers association). She represents Oregon's wheat industry in local, state, national and international arenas.

Amanda previously served as the Executive Director for Mid-Columbia Economic Development District, a bi-state regional economic development entity supporting the Columbia Gorge region of Oregon and Washington. Under Amanda’s leadership, the organization diversified regional economic initiatives to include additional opportunities for access to capital and regional industry sector development. Prior to MCEDD, Amanda worked in small business development.

Amanda graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Degree in Economics from Whitman College. She is an alumnus of the American Leadership Forum of Oregon and was a Marshall Memorial Fellow through the German Marshall Fund. She was raised and lives on a dryland wheat farm.

Gerald Maib

Director of Communications
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Gerald graduated from Eastern Washington University with a Bachelor’s degree in Visual Communication Design and 3D Animation. He received his Masters of Science and Game Design from Full Sail University. In addition to his professional communications experience, Gerald has also worked on wheat farms and brings a strong agricultural background to the position. Gerald began working with the League in 2021.

Among various other duties for OWGL, Oregon Wheat Foundation and Oregon Wheat PAC, he manages and creates content for all of the Oregon Wheat social media platforms, bi-weekly newsletter, Oregon Wheat Magazine and website.

Cassandra Franklin

Administrative Assistant and Membership Coordinator
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Cassandra Franklin joined the Oregon Wheat Growers League in 2020.

Cassandra previously worked extensively in the non-profit sector with the Tamastslikt Cultural Institute. She has experience in administrative functions, event coordination and membership development activities. At OWGL, Cassandra focuses on membership duties and managing daily functions of the OWGL office.

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