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Kathleen Flanagan
Senior Program Officer, Community Economic Development, The Ford Family Foundation

Kathleen joined The Ford Family Foundation in 2016. Kathleen assists in developing and implementing strategic grant making areas on economic development in rural communities.

She joined the Foundation from the Wildhorse Resort and Casino in Pendleton, Oregon, which is an enterprise of the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation where she was the business development services manager for 17 years.

Kathleen was active with the ONABEN Board of Directors for over ten years and a member of the Oregon Microenterprise Network Board of Directors where she served as president in 2013. She was appointed by the Oregon Governor’s Office to serve on the Grow Oregon Council (2012-2014). She is also a past president of the Pendleton Chamber of Commerce and is a graduate of the Ford Institute Leadership Program (2010).

Kathleen has a bachelor’s degree in business administration and economics (with honors) from Eastern Oregon University.

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