BOARD OF DIRECTORS

The Capitol Foundation’s Board members share a deep love for the Capitol, the history it represents and the important work accomplished inside. Our mission is to preserve our Capitol, share its history and engage Oregonians in our democracy.

Board members include current and past elected state officials, former state agency staff and current and former legislative advocates. These bipartisan volunteers are bold visionaries with a long history of connections. 

Oregon is one of a small number of states in which the Legislature owns the building. Although the Capitol Foundation is a standalone nonprofit, legislators continue to be appointed to the board to serve as liaisons between the board and the Oregon State Legislature.

BOARD OFFICERS

Judy Hall, Secretary

Judy Hall, Secretary

Judy Hall had a natural transition to serve on the Capitol Foundation because of her interest in preserving the history of the Capitol.

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LEGISLATIVE BOARD MEMBERS

Sen. Tim Knopp

Sen. Tim Knopp

Abraham Lincoln once said, “You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.” We must enact long-term solutions for job creation, a sustainable retirement system, and provide our children a world class education that puts our state’s finances and...

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Sen. Kate Lieber

Sen. Kate Lieber

Senator Kate Lieber represents Senate District 14, which includes Beaverton, Aloha, and portions of Washington and Multnomah Counties. Kate is a mother of two, a breast cancer survivor, a community college instructor, and attorney. She is deeply invested in improving...

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Sen. Deb Patterson

Sen. Deb Patterson

With the recent safety concerns surrounding COVID-19, I wanted to be clear that safety and inclusivity for everyone involved or who wishes to be involved in the legislative process is my top priority. Read More

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Rep. Paul Evans

Rep. Paul Evans

This is my fourth term serving in the Oregon House of Representatives. Since 2015, I have served on many advisory boards, legislative committees, task forces, and workgroups learning how our government functions and working to fight for our aspirations and values....

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BOARD MEMBERS

Jessica Adamson

Jessica Adamson

Jessica Adamson is the Executive Director, State Government & Public Affairs for Providence where she oversees the state government relations efforts in seven states for the not-for-profit health system. Adamson has spent her career in and around Oregon state...

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Frankie Bell

Frankie Bell

Founding MemberNamesake of the Bell AwardBell Award Recipient (2021) Frankie Bell capped her three-decade career as State Capitol Visitor Services manager by helping to launch the Oregon State Capitol Foundation as a founding member. Bell, who has a passion for...

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Bruce Bishop

Bruce Bishop

Budget and Finance Committee Chair Bruce first entered Oregon’s Capitol in the mid-1960s in conjunction with a college political science field trip. That introduction through the revolving doors began a long and rewarding career as a lawyer specializing in public...

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Hon. Ginny Burdick

Hon. Ginny Burdick

Ginny Burdick’s relationship with the Oregon Capitol began in 1973, when she was working on her Master’s thesis at the University of Oregon School of Journalism. Her topic: How lobbyists work in the Oregon Legislature. Her thesis, researched in the 1973 legislative...

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Hon. Jane Cease

Hon. Jane Cease

Sen. Jane Cease figured out early in life that what governments did mattered. Cease was elected to represent her Northeast Portland district in the Oregon House of Representatives in 1979. Male and female voters in the 1970s were unsure of whether a woman was up to...

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Kim Duncan

Kim Duncan

Education Committee Co-chairWelcome Center Recognition Wall Subcommittee Chair Kim Duncan first saw the Capitol as a Californian freshman at Willamette University when she was on the hunt for the famous Capitol cinnamon rolls in the basement cafeteria. Little did she...

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Dan Jarman

Dan Jarman

Dan is the president of Crosswater Strategies, a Northwest government relations and public affairs firm. He has lobbied at the federal, state and local levels for more than 20 years, representing a broad range of corporate, association, non-profit and public agency...

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Hon. Philip D. Lang

Hon. Philip D. Lang

  On a spring morning in 1943, a 13-year old Phil Lang boarded a bus in Portland headed for Salem. Governor Earl Snell, a family acquaintance, had invited him for a visit to the Capitol. The two of them had a fine visit but that’s only part of the story that involved...

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Steve Lee

Steve Lee

Although Steve did not arrive in Oregon until he was 3 years old, he still considers himself a native Oregonian. Steve began his career in public policy on the staff of the House Transportation Committee in the 1981 Legislative Session. His first day of work was also...

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Joan Plank

Joan Plank

Development, Communications and Marketing Committee Co-chair

Audit Subcommittee Chair

Former Board Chair

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Ed Schoaps

Ed Schoaps

An experienced communications strategist and project manager, Ed Schoaps helps the Foundation translate complex topics into accessible language. His counsel varies from communications to media relations. He also formerly served as the Foundation’s interim treasurer....

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Hon. Norm Smith

Hon. Norm Smith

Norm Smith’s connection with the Oregon State Capitol began on his second birthday when he and his parents celebrated in the park adjacent to the Capitol. Smith’s oral history project interview explores the variety of ways he has contributed to Oregon and...

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Angela Wilhelms

Angela Wilhelms

Angela Wilhelms first went to the Oregon State Capitol when she was an infant…and she hasn’t stopped. Born during her father’s tenure as a state legislator and her mom’s tenure as his legislative aide, Angela became a known figure in the House wing when she was only...

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EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Genoa Ingram

Genoa Ingram

Executive Director Genoa Ingram has served over 30 years as an expert in government relations and association management. Since 2007, Genoa has been the president of Court Street Consulting. Originally hired to lead association management for...

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