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Advanced Manufacturing: Technology, Business and Education
Our July Membership Meeting will be hosted at Fed Ex at the Troutdale "TRIP" location.. We will have Sen. Betsy Johnson, Sen. Laurie Monnes Anderson and a representative from Boeing on hand to discuss the Advanced Manufacturing Research Center (AMRC) in Columbia County and how we can bring industry and education together in our region as well.
This meeting will be limited to 20 members so please register early.
Our Featured Speaker
Senator Betsy Johnson (D-Scappoose) is serving her third term in the Oregon Senate. Her father, the late Sam Johnson, was a member of the House of Representatives from Redmond. Her mother, Becky Johnson, served on numerous State Boards, including the State Board of Higher Education and the Teachers Standards and Practices Commission.Senator Johnson received her undergraduate degree in History from Carleton College (Northfield, Minnesota) and her Law degree from the Northwestern School of Law, Lewis & Clark College. A licensed commercial pilot of both fixed and rotor-wing aircraft, she founded Transwestern Helicopters, Inc., in 1978.
Laurie Monnes Anderson was elected to the Oregon Senate in 2004 after serving 2 terms as a Representative for District 50. She currently represents Senate District 25, which encompasses the cities of Fairview, Gresham, Troutdale & Wood Village. She is a long-time resident of Gresham and attended Gresham High School. She is a retired public health nurse and manager.Outside of the Legislature, she serves on many boards, including the West Columbia Gorge Chamber, and the Human Solutions Board. She is a member of the Oregon League of Women Voters, the American Association of University Women, the Gresham United Methodist Church, the Oregon Child Care Commission and Stand for Children.
Dr. Derr holds a BA in Business Administration from Linfield College (OR), a MS in Counseling from Portland State University (OR) and an Ed.D. in Community College Leadership from Oregon State University.
Mr. Gerry, Program Manager in Boeing’s Global Technology organization, is responsible for developing and managing research and development alliances domestically and internationally, providing a key interface between Boeing programs and third party technology providers.
Before joining Boeing Research and Technology, Mr. Gerry was responsible for supporting the Boeing Venture Capital Strategy within the Phantom Works organization, interfacing with international venture funds to identify and transition start-up technology solutions into the Boeing Enterprise.
Mr. Gerry’s academic degrees include an Undergraduate degree in Mathematics from Central Washington University and an MS in Engineering Management focused on the Strategic Management of Technology and Innovation from Washington State University.
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