OK 30: Women Business Owners and Leaders
30 All Women’s Team
This team is made up of women business owners and high level managers with established companies.
OK 30 is full! This team is not currently accepting new members
Sonja Donohue is the Executive Director of The Center Foundation. She is an expert in delivering results in sales and marketing through relationship building and proven marketing strategies. Her specialties include: ustomer service, strategic planning, team building, communication and interpersonal skills.
Laura is a Principal and Mechanical Engineer at ColeBreit Engineering, which offers a full range of Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing design and engineering services in Central Oregon. Laura is an experienced Mechanical Engineer in areas including HVAC, plumbing, and process systems. She has experience working in the traditional design-bid-build method as well as in the design-build arena. Having relocated to Bend in 2007, Laura and her husband wasted no time and quickly adopted Bend as home for their family. Since that time she has worked as a Mechanical Engineer and Project Manager in Central Oregon on numerous projects, building relationships with numerous Building Owners, Contractors, and Architects throughout Central Oregon. She launched Cole Breit Engineering in July of 2013.
Noelle is the Marketing Director at the Old Mill District.
Dr. McCann is a co-founder and senior partner at BioPharma Resource Group. She brings with her a strong analytical aptitude and unique blend of scientific and clinical knowledge and practical commercial experience with more than 16 years of experience as a senior consultant serving a variety of pharmaceutical and biotechnology clients. She has extensive experience conducting KOL physician primary research and is an expert at integrating analyses from primary and secondary research to determine the future marketplace. She received her Ph.D. in Cancer Biology from Stanford University Medical School and her B.A. in Microbiology from University of California, Santa Barbara.
Stephanie is the Director of Business to Business Marketing at TDS Telecom.
I am a driven and results-oriented public relations and marketing professional with close to 20 years of experience in public relations, marketing, social media, content, events, sales, and project management. Currently, I am the Marketing & Communications manager for EDCO, where I develop and manage website content; enhance and maintain social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Google+); communicate with media; further establish the voice and brand of EDCO; and assist with marketing and recruitment efforts to attract employers from outside the region. I have also consulted for many local companies including KidRunner, HydroFlask and healthy hoohoo.
Shelly Smith has served as the Executive Director of KIDS Center since 2008. For over 25 years, Shelly has worked within the nonprofit sector and holds a Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy from Seattle Pacific University. She moved to Bend to join KIDS Center and enjoys spending time with her husband and two teenaged boys.
I am principal of Ruth Williamson Consulting. I have lived in Bend for 25+ years and have a deep affection for this landscape, and for this community. I have worked closely alongside civic and non-profit agencies with a passion for collaboration and connection. Additionally, I have served in elected leadership and volunteered on numerous boards. I have a 'crush' on Bend, Oregon.
Shelly Smith currently serves as a Senior Management Analyst with the City of Bend with a portfolio of projects focused on social and human services. For over 30 years, Shelly worked within the nonprofit sector and holds a Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy from Seattle Pacific University. She spent her high school years in Bend and returned in 2008 to serve as KIDS Center's Executive Director until joining the City of Bend in the Fall of 2019.