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
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.
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.
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.
Born and raised in Portland, Oregon, Heather Johnson moved to Bend in 1997 to fulfill a dream of living where she had vacationed. A fourth-generation Oregonian with an accounting degree from University of Oregon, Heather’s professional and personal lives have revolved around her passion for this great state and all that it has to offer. She began her career with Deloitte & Touche before following her passion for marketing and sales and eventually took the lead as sales and marketing director for Bend Living magazine in 2004. Heather co-founded 1859 Oregon’s Magazine in 2008, and today serves as owner and CEO for Oregon Media, overseeing the production of many publications including the company’s flagship periodical, Bend Magazine. When she isn’t meeting with clients, managing company operations or strategizing for the future, Heather loves to ski, golf, hike and spend time with her friends and family, including her husband Ross and their children, Hannah and Fletcher. Heather is also involved in many community events and organizations, including serving on the board of directors of Oregon Adaptive Sports.
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 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.
Stephanie Senner joined Suterra in 2018 as Marketing Director. Stephanie first joined Opportunity Knocks in 2013 as Director of Business Marketing for BendBroadband. Before moving to Bend, Stephanie spent eleven years in Marketing management with EarthLink Business in Vancouver, Washington and several years as a technical writer in the national and civil defense industries.