Jamie Christman

Jamie Christman is the Executive Vice President (EVP) of Community Affairs for the Bend Chamber of Commerce and is the Leadership Bend Executive Director, a 501(c) program of the Chamber.  She leads the Bend Chamber Advocacy Council and subsequent ad hoc committees such as the Legislative Committee, policy taskforce groups, and key liaisons to represent the diverse chamber membership and is responsible for the monthly “What’s Brewing:  Community Forum”.     Christman serves on the boards for Bend Economic Development Advisory Board (BEDAB), Opportunity Knocks (OK), Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO), City Club of Central Oregon (past chair) and advisory boards for the Bend Fashion Quarterly and the Cascade Culinary Institute.

A native Oregonian, Jamie split time growing up between Lodi, CA and eastern Oregon (yes, she too was once “Stuck in Lodi” like the old Creedence Clearwater Revival song).  The dichotomy of the two regions sparked her curiosity about people, cultures and communities leading to her B.A. in Sociology/Anthropology, running two businesses and, thus, the passion for the people she serves.  Former local television producer and host, some call her our “local walking Facebook button” for all the great people and details in others she loves to acknowledge.  Jamie’s background includes business, entrepreneurial and public relations experience. This culmination has given her the direct trust and relationships to head our efforts in government affairs, stakeholder relations and our Leadership Bend program.   Golfing, gardening and traveling keep her feeling alive yet grounded, just like her kids, twin daughters at OSU and their brother who’s “living the dream” in Hawaii.

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