CORVALLIS - Greg Ross, an Oregon City resident and senior account executive for Western Foodservice Marketing in Milwaukie, has been elected president of the Oregon State University Alumni Association.

Ross, 35, is one of the young presidents in the history of the OSU Alumni Association. He is a 1991 graduate of the College of Business.

"One of my priorities as president is to reach out to and engage our younger alumni," Ross said. "This is a fantastic time to be involved with OSU because of the growing strength and vitality of the university. I can feel the excitement on campus with new dynamic programs being introduced, construction sites buzzing, and student enrollment growing.

"The OSU Alumni Association needs to convey this excitement to alumni throughout the state and the nation."

That goal dovetails with plans by Jeffrey Todd, who came to OSU this spring as the new executive director of the alumni association.

"Greg's energy and enthusiasm for OSU are contagious," Todd said, "and the alumni association will benefit from his leadership throughout his term as president. I'm looking forward to working with him and the board to better serve the university and its alumni."

Kim Holloway of Portland was elected first vice president. A 1994 graduate of the College of Liberal Arts, she is director of marketing and business development for Jordan Schrader PC in Lake Oswego. She is also involved with the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation and as a SMART volunteer.

Other new officers are Eric Schoenstein of Portland, who will serve as second vice president and treasurer; and Thomas A. "Tad" Davies of Albany, who will serve as immediate past president.

The officers will serve for one-year terms.

Several individuals were elected to three-year terms on the Alumni Association's board of directors. They include:

  • LAPINE Paul Cathcart, executive director of the La Pine Chamber of Commerce.


  • PORTLAND Adrienne Livingston, associate director of the Black United Fund of Oregon.


  • WARRENTON Mark Winstanley, city manager for the City of Seaside.


  • WILSONVILLE Bill Perry, director of government relations for the Oregon Restaurant Association.


  • LAKE FOREST, CALIFORNIAFrank Wu, vice president for investments and financial planning specialist with Smith Barney.


  • WASHINGTON, D.C. Jon Isaacs, Leadership Circle director, Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee.

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