Luann Abrams

Luann Abrams is the founder of CEOX, an organization whose mission is to elevate women into CEO roles by matching highly qualified CEO-ready women to CEO roles. She is also a partner at FoundersPad, an early-stage venture fund with a dedicated mentorship program in Bend, OR, where she brings some of the brightest upcoming entrepreneurs together with the most experienced business minds to drive innovation in the region. She is the inaugural member of the Women in STEAM group led by the Technology Association of Oregon (TAO), whose mission is to support and encourage women in male-dominated industries for a gender-balanced future. She recently joined the board of Strengthening Central Oregon Political Action Committee (SCOPAC) with the mission of recruiting and supporting under-represented groups in politics. Luann has a background in aerospace engineering and spent most of her 15 years in aviation working for a start-up aircraft company in Bend, OR. Here she led the certification engineering program at Columbia Aircraft where she oversaw the certification of several aircraft models and ensured that all designs met applicable regulations. Due to her diligence and integrity, she was granted the authority to sign off on regulatory compliance on behalf of the FAA prior to aircraft delivery. When she is not working and living the Bend life with her husband and two sons, you will find her curled up with a good book and a hot cup of coffee.

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