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2017 OBI Statesman Dinner

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Name: 2017 OBI Statesman Dinner
Date: October 10, 2017
Registration: Sorry, public registration for this event has been closed.
Event Description:

The Annual Statesman Dinner is Oregon's signature political dinner. The unique event brings together a diverse group of business, civic, and elected leaders from around the state and across the political spectrum. The highlight of the event is the Statesman of the Year award, presented in recognition of extraordinary achievements for public service, consensus building and forging collaborative solutions to critical issues facing Oregon. 

Statesman of the Year

Oregon Business & Industry has selected Paul Stewart, president and chief executive officer of Sky Lakes Medical Center in Klamath Falls, as 2017 recipient of the Statesman of the Year Award.  The award is recognition of the example Stewart as set in forging partnerships between business, government and nonprofit organizations to solve community problems and help those in need.

Keynote Speaker: Susan O'Malley 


Susan O'Malley was the first the first female president of a major professional sports franchise. O'Malley, currently a senior instructor of Sport and Entertainment Management at the University of South Carolina, became president of the NBA's Washington Bullets (now Wizards) in 1991 at the age of 29. She eventually added oversight of the Washington Capitals NHL team, Washington Mystics WNBA team and Verizon Center arena to her responsibilities as president of Washington Sports Entertainment before leaving the company.

OBI offers sponsor tables (seats 10) at the following levels:

Statesman Table(s) at $5,000

  • Includes premiere seating.
  • Logo recognition in the evening's program and event slide show, and on OBI's online event page.
  • Two tickets to OBI's pre-dinner VIP reception.
  • Sponsorship recognition via OBI's social media channels.

Leadership Table(s) at $3,000

  • Includes preferred seating.
  • Acknowledgment in the evening's program and event slide show.
  • This package also includes sponsorship recognition via OBI's social media channels.

Patron Table(s) at $1,500

  • Includes acknowledgment in the evening's program and event slide show.


  • Individual tickets may be purchased for $150.00.

​Statesman Tables:


Leadership Tables:
Columbia Sportsware
Hoffman Corporation
Legacy Health
Northwest Credit Union Association
NW Natural
Oregon Health & Science University
Oregon Institute of Technology
Oregon Tech
Portland General Electric
Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt
The Boeing Company
Unitus Community Credit Union
Event Sponsors:

Gold Sponsor

Silver Sponsor

Video Sponsor

VIP Reception Sponsor

Oregon Convention Center
777 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Portland, OR 97232
Date/Time Information:
General Reception  6:00 PM
Dinner and Program 7:00 PM
Contact Information:
Patti Winter
Statesman - $5,000
Leadership - $3,000
Patron - $1,500
Single Seats - $150
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