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Rosetta Shaw, MBA 
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Rosetta Shaw grew up in Southern Oregon. She received her MBA from Southern Oregon University and has worked as a consultant for both for-profit and nonprofit organizations in the region. Rosetta is one of the leading experts in our region on Community Public Offerings, a new Oregon initiative to fund local businesses through community support. In addition to working with Sustainable Valley, Rosetta leads monthly pitch clinic in Portland in coordination with Hatch Innovation, is a board member for the Women Entrepreneurs of Southern Oregon, and will be teaching Sustainability Leadership to the upper division students in the business department at Southern Oregon University beginning Spring 2016.


Sustainable Valley has received funding from the State of Oregon, Jackson County, Medford Urban Renewal Agency, City of Ashland, Meyer Memorial Trust, the Oregon Community Foundation and other generous foundations, agencies and businesses. Our passionate business community also supports our efforts through event sponsorships and in-kind donations. Through collective impact, collaborative partnerships we are uniquely qualified to maximize the use of our funds and develop talent through community and industry engagement, preparing the State of Oregon for a brighter and more prosperous future!


Jessica Gomez - Chair

Jessica Gomez is Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Rogue Valley Microdevices, the first Microelectronics Manufacturing Company in Southern Oregon. A founding member of the Sustainable Valley Technology Group, Jessica Gomez serves as the organization’s board president. Jessica spent this past summer traveling to Salem on a regular basis to participate on the “Job’s And Economy Team” for Governor Kitzhaber’s 10 Year Outcome’s Based Budget.


Jay Harland

John “Jay” H. Harland is a partner and principal with CSA Planning Ltd., Southern Oregon’s largest and most tenured land use consulting firm. He joined the firm in 2004. Mr. Harland has experience with long-range planning projects that often involve special studies, policy development and technical research, analysis and mathematical models.


Michael Birkhead

Michael Birkhead, founding Partner at Griffin Creek Partners, is responsible for funding, planning and strategic decisions for the partnership. Mr. Birkhead serves as Chief Operating Officer for White Sunrise Software and has twenty years experience in a variety of leadership roles in information technology. Mr. Birkhead is founder for iKindness.org nonprofit and serves as chapter leader for Open Web Application Security Project, a global nonprofit in Medford, Oregon. Mr. Birkhead earned a master of business administration from Pepperdine University Graziadio School of Business and is a graduate of UC Berkeley.


Mike Lynch - Treasurer

Michael Lynch is the Managing Partner in the Medford office of Moss Adams LLP. Mike has 34 years of experience in public accounting. As a tax specialist, Mike concentrates primarily on business and tax planning for closely held companies and their owners. His areas of expertise include C-corporations, S-corporations, Partnerships/LLCs, and individuals focusing on comprehensive tax planning and compliance. .


Dr. Chris Maples

Dr. Chris Maples, President of Oregon Tech, who became Oregon Institute of Technology’s sixth President in October 2008, believes that a large part of his job as president is to actively work and advocate for the students, faculty, and staff of Oregon Tech. Dr. Maples maintains open communication with students, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends of Oregon Tech, and schedules time to walk around all of the Oregon Tech campuses to visit with students, staff, and faculty. He has an open-door policy.


Joan McBee

Joan McBee is a Professor and Interim Dean for the School of Business.  In addition she coordinates the Bachelor of Applied Science in Management program and the Certificate in Interactive Marketing and e-Commerce. Joan also teaches marketing and business policy courses for the School of Business.




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