Lane Leaders Association
Connecting to Grow Your Business

Founded as an executive business association in 1961, Lane Leaders has a rich history of bringing together top area business leaders for networking, connection, and fun!

2024 Board of Directors

First Year Directors

David Egbert

The Carpet Company
1585 W 7th
Eugene, OR 97402
Phone: (541) 484-5373

caroet company

Richie Powell

All-American Pet
1833 Pioneer Parkway East
Eugene, OR 97477
Phone: (541) 344-7363

All American Pet Supply & Grooming

Katrina Purdy

Oregon CPR
657 W Centennial Blvd.
Springfield, Oregon 97477
Phone: (541) 525-9081

Oregon CPR

Second Year Directors

Joy Felt

Living Concepts Landscape Services, Inc.
P.O. Box 2308
Eugene, OR 97402
Phone: (541) 345-3751

Lane Community College

Loni Waltasti

Old Dominion Collision Repair Center
1060 West First Avenue
Eugene, OR 97402
Phone: (541) 485-3368

Compulse Digital

Kari Porter

Eugene YMCA
2055 Patterson
Eugene, OR 97405
Phone: (541) 686-9622

Top of the Class Clean

Third Year Directors

Marcia Edwards

Windermere Real Estate
3011 N Delta Hwy Suite #103
Eugene, OR 97408
Phone: (541) 465-8103

Lane Community College

Paul Hoerauf

Minuteman Services, Inc.
5729 Main St #116
Springfield, OR 97478
Phone: (541) 953-9609

Top of the Class Clean

Russ Maine

National Business Solutions
3619 Franklin Blvd.
Eugene, Oregon 97403
Phone: (541) 747-0123

National Business Solutions

Ad Hoc Members

Gerry Gaydos

Hershner Hunter LLP
180 E. 11th Ave
Eugene, OR 97401
Phone:  (541) 344-2025


Bob Way

Honorary Member
35929 Enterprise Road
Creswell, OR 97426
Phone:  (541) 895-2352

History of Lane Leaders

Founded in 1961, Lane Leaders Association is the one of the oldest executive business associations in Lane County.

Ron Houk of Salem, Oregon originally organized the association as the Eugene Leaders. In December of 1961, it was registered with the Corporate Commissioner of the State of Oregon as a non-profit association.

In 1969, Houk resigned. The membership of 34 firms assumed ownership of the association. They decided that it was time to employ a manager as an executive secretary, and hired long-time member Warren Miller, who had previously owned a men’s clothing store.

In 1972, with 58 members, Miller resigned and John Bristow was hired to fill the position. One year later, the name was changed to Lane Leaders Association to encompass a greater area of membership. By 1978, the association had grown to more than 100 active members.

In 1982 Bristow resigned as the executive secretary. Rhonda Hendricks was hired, the title was changed to executive director and she held the position for 10 years. From 1991 to 1998, three others have been executive directors. The last, Doug Dill, retired in 1998 and continued as an honorary member. Rhonda Hendricks returned as executive director in June 1998. Since that time, the association has had continued growth with an active membership of up to 160 active firms.

Eugene, OR 1961: Photographer Unknown

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