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2022 OWGL Executive Team

Ben Maney

Ben Maney

President
Collin Crocker

Collin Crocker

Vice President
Wade Bingaman

Wade Bingaman

Secretary/Treasurer
Clint Carlson

Clint Carlson

Past President

County Presidents

  • Wade Bingaman, Baker/Union
  • 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
Board of Directors

Board of Directors


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.


Cassandra Franklin

Administrative Assistant and Membership Coordinator
Email Cassandra
541-276-7330

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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