William B. Conerly, Ph.D. – Chair

Mr. Conerly is an economist and owner of Conerly Consulting, LLC. He lives in Lake Oswego.

Gilion Dumas – Vice Chair

Ms. Dumas is a lawyer with the Dumas Law Group. She resides in NE Portland.

William Udy – Secretary/Treasurer

Mr. Udy was a financial analyst with NW Natural Gas for 35 years and is now retired. He lives in Camas, WA.

John A. Charles, Jr. – President & CEO

Mr. Charles has worked for Cascade Policy Institute since 1997 and has been Chief Executive Officer since 2004. He is a resident of Tigard.

Michael L. Barton, Ph.D.

Mr. Barton was a computational scientist with Intel prior to his early retirement in 1999. He lives in Washington County.

Manuel Castañeda

Mr. Castañeda is founder and owner of PLI Systems, an Oregon-based soil and foundation stabilization company. He lives in Aloha.

Pamela Sheldon Morris

Mrs. Morris spent more than 20 years as a federal lawyer, primarily defending the U.S. Navy against environmental lawsuits. She is retired and now resides in Portland.

Ruppert Reinstadler

Mr. Reinstadler is VP of Employee Benefits at Coordinated Resources Group in Portland. He is also a Trustee of the Challenge Foundation, a family trust interested in school choice.

Peter Wendel

Mr. Wendel is a retired Intel executive and lives in Northwest Portland.