Keynote Speaker

Angela Wilhelms

Angela joined OBI as president and CEO in Sept. 2021. She brings a deep wealth of leadership experience to this critical role. Most recently, she served as secretary to the University of Oregon’s board of trustees, the first individual to be in that role, where she played a critical role in establishing the university’s governing practices and operations.  Her work with the university’s board and leadership during the last several formative years played a role in enhancing the university’s standing as one of our state’s premier educational institutions.

Prior to joining the university, Angela had a successful career in public policy. She served as chief of staff to the former Oregon House Co-Speaker Bruce Hanna and held the same role in the House Minority Office. She has also spent time in Washington, D.C., serving as press secretary to retired Congressman Greg Walden. Ms. Wilhelms was also of counsel in the Portland office of the law firm Dunn Carney, specializing in comprehensive government affairs services.