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Committees 

Three OWA Committees are designated in the OWA Bylaws

  • OWA’s Executive Committee consists of the President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer and exercises the power of the Board of Directors during periods of adjournment subject to certain limitations. 
  • OWA’s Nominating Committee reviews applications of industry members and recommends candidates to the Governor for appointment. 
  • OWA’s Finance Committee has responsibility for the general operation of OWA’s financial affairs. 


Additionally the OWA Board of Directors established two policy-related committees that include members from around the states representing different types and sizes of businesses to generate a broad perspective in policy discussions.

  • The Land Use and Natural Resources (LUNR) Committee is focused on land use and natural resources issues like herbicide drift, water rights, and special events at wineries. 

  • The Public Policy Committee is focused on non-LUNR issues including taxation, immigration, liquor privatization, and research funding, among others. 


Executive Committee

  • Kevin Chambers, OWA President
  • Hilda Jones, OWA Vice President
  • Jason Tosch, OWA Treasurer
  • Eugenia Keegan, OWA Secretary

 

Nominating Committee

  • Scott Shull, Raptor Ridge Winery (Chair)
  • David Adelsheim, Adelsheim Vineyard (Co-Chair)
  • Ted Casteel, Bethel Heights Vineyard
  • Betty O'Brien, Elton Vineyards
  • Alex Sokol Blosser, Sokol Blosser Winery
  • Jim McGavin, Walnut Ridge Vineyard
  • Laura Lotspeich, Pheasant Hill Vineyard
  • Kara Olmo, Wooldridge Creek Winery
  • Terry Brandborg, Brandborg Vineyard and Winery
  • Earl Jones, Abacela Winery
  • Casey McClellan, McClellan Estate Vineyard
  • Rob Bell, Cathedral Ridge Winery
  • Jessica Thomas, Sweet Cheeks Winery and Vineyard

 

Finance Committee

  • Jason Tosch, OWA Treasurer
  • Hilda Jones, OWA Vice President

 

LUNR Committee

  • Chair: Kevin Chambers, Koosah Farms, Eola-Amity Hills
  • David Beck, Crawford Beck Vineyard, Eola-Amity Hills
  • Lee Croft, Croft Vineyards, Eola-Amity Hills 
  • Casey McClellan, Seven Hills Winery, Walla Walla
  • Kara Olmo, Wooldridge Creek, Rogue Valley
  • Ron Schofield, Deerwood Vineyard, Umpqua Valley
  • Bill Stoller, Stoller Vineyards, Dundee Hills
  • Mark Vlossak, St. Innocent Winery, Eola-Amity Hills
  • Elin Miller, Umpqua Vineyards, Umpqua Valley
  • Ximena Orrego, Atticus Vineyard and Winery, Yamhill-Carlton District
  • Matt Vuylsteke, 51 Weeks Winemaking, Willamette Valley
  • Juanita Lint, Plum Hill Vineyards, Willamette Valley

Public Policy Committee:

  • Chair: Justin King, King Estate Winery,Eugene
  • Co-Chair: Eugenia Keegan, Jackson Family Wines, Yamhill-Carlton
  • Ellen Brittan, Brittan Vineyards, McMinnville 
  • Wayne Bailey, Youngberg Hill Vineyards, McMinnville
  • Tom Gerrie, Cristom, Eola-Amity Hills
  • Jodee King, King Estate, Eugene
  • Jesse Lange, Lange Estate Winery, Dundee Hills
  • Pat Spangler, Spangler Vineyards and Winery, Umpqua Valley
  • Katherine Lauer, Bryn Mawr Vineyard, Eola-Amity Hills
  • Holly Witte, A Blooming Hill Vineyard and Winery, Willamette Valley

 

Engagement COMMITTEE:

The purpose of this committee is to expand and communicate OWA’s value proposition with the goal of inspiring all vineyard, winery and service providers to become and remain members.

  • Chair: Bertony Faustin, Abbey Creek Winery, Willamette Valley
  • Co-Chair: Eugenia Keegan, Jackson Family Wines, Yamhill-Carlton
  • Bill Sweat, Winderlea Vineyard, Dundee Hills
  • Terry Brandborg, Brandborg Vineyard and Winery, Elkton
  • Dave Jepson, Treos Wines, Willamette Valley
  • Mike McNally, Fairsing Winery, Yamhill-Carlton
  • John Pratt, Celestina Vineyard, Rogue Valley
  • Steve Robertson, SJR Vineyard , The Rocks District of Milton-Freewater 
  • Dan Warnshuis, Utopia Vineyard, Ribbon Ridge
  • Wendi Eiland, Stirling Wine Grapes, Willamette Valley

 

 

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