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Jana McKamey

Executive Director 

Jana McKamey
is responsible for strengthening and representing the Oregon wine industry’s voice in regulatory and government affairs matters at the federal, state and local levels. She oversees day-to-day operations in support of the association's mission.


Jana has nearly 15 years of government affairs experience, serving as a Senior Advisor to the European Union Delegation in Washington, D.C. and in the lobbying practice at a D.C. law firm. She also completed internships with the U.S. Senate and European Parliament. Jana brings wine industry exposure to her position after having worked in retail wine shops in Washington, D.C. and London and an agricultural perspective from growing up in a farming family.


Jana is a 2004 graduate of Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service with a master’s degree in International Affairs/International Business Diplomacy. She graduated summa cum laude with a B.A. in History and German from the University of Northern Colorado. She is a 2001 recipient of a Fulbright grant to Germany.


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Jessica Blauert

Assistant Manager, Member Relations and events


Jessica Blauert has a background in nonprofit coming from a car association where she worked closely recruiting and cultivating relationships. While there, she won two awards from the Public Relations Society of America for her work on the car association’s 60th anniversary convention. After a short stint in the health industry she is now back to her passion in the nonprofit sector.

Jessica has a B.A. in Public Relations with a double specialization in Nonprofit Management and Business Administration. Jessica is responsible for coordinating OWA’s membership recruitment, retention and communication programs for all categories of membership, as well as event coordination.

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In addition to OWA's team members, its experienced legal and lobbying team have more than twenty years of experience crafting legislative and policy solutions for the wine community, leading to a strong record of success.



Davis Wright Tremaine


Jesse (Jess) Lyon

Jess Lyon serves the OWA as General Counsel for all advocacy and legislative matters.  He focuses his practice on transactions and regulatory issues for clients in the wine, food, beverage and agribusiness industries. He helps structure and negotiates asset acquisitions, and develops strategic agreements for manufacturing, distribution, licensing and marketing. Jess advises clients in a full range of related work, from real estate transactions to trademark licensing.  Jess speaks regularly with regional winery groups throughout the Pacific Northwest.



Crosswater Strategies


Dan Jarman

Crosswater Strategies was launched in 2016 by Founder and President: Dan Jarman who brings more than 25 years of experience in Oregon government and politics. This experience includes serving as a state and federal lobbyist, a congressional aide, and a senior staffer at the Oregon legislature. Dan has represented business clients, trade associations and a wide range of local governments. He has helped his clients in significant policy work with issues ranging from taxation, health care, land use and natural resources, to transportation, energy, education and general business. Dan has more than 25 years experience working in politics and lobbying at the federal, state and local levels. Dan serves as lobbyist and political advisor for OWA. Dan has worked on wine industry issues ranging from land use, agriculture, taxation, direct shipment, tourism and promotion and OLCC oversight. Dan is a native Oregonian, with an undergraduate degree from Oregon State University and MBA from the University of Portland. 


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Portland, OR 97212
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