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 has over a decade of executive
leadership experience and a close connection to the Oregon Wheat
industry, growing up on a dryland wheat farm in Wasco County. She previously served as the Executive Director for Mid-Columbia Economic Development District.
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. Serving in her role as CEO she works to strengthen the wheat industry in the state. From enhancing resources for ag research to addressing policy challenges that would otherwise hinder farm profitability/viability, the work of Oregon Wheat is critical to ensuring vibrant rural communities.