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Keith Thomajan

President and CEO

Keith ThomajanKeith Thomajan joined United Way of the Columbia-Willamette as president and chief executive officer in February of 2012. 

Thomajan is a strategic leader who has an impressive track record in non-profit administration and management and his leadership skills, ability to develop donor and community support and collaborative working style made him the best choice to lead United Way. 

As president and CEO of Camp Fire Columbia, where he served since 2001, Thomajan won recognition among his peers. In October 2011, he was named Extraordinary Executive Director in Portland Monthly magazine's 2011 Light a Fire awards, an annual celebration of the nonprofit community.

Prior to his service at Camp Fire, he was director of development for Pacific Crest Outward Bound and project director for Outward Bound's Hurricane Island School in Florida. Thomajan was also a teacher of history and English in San Francisco. A graduate of Phillips Academy, Thomajan earned a degree in English from Colby College. Before graduating Cum Laude, he studied British literature at King's College in London.


Board of Directors


Larry Paulson
Columbia River Economic Development Council


Rob Davison
NW Equity Holdings Inc


Dr. Lesley Hallick
Pacific University


Jocelynne McAdory
Kaiser Permanente

Executive Committee Members at Large

Lilisa Hall
Pacific Power Foundation/Pacific Power

Kristin Lewis
Wells Fargo

Past Chair

Sabrina M. Rokovitz
Enterprise Holdings

Board Members

Don Antonucci
Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield

Brett Baker
Bank of America

Eric Brown
American Red Cross

Gale Castillo
Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber

Jill Eiland
Intel Corporation

Andrew Frazier
Frazier Hunnicutt Financial

Augie Gallego
Chancellor Emeritus, San Diego Community College District

Jon Huddleston
NW Natural

Anthony Jones-DeBerry
Portland Trail Blazers

Al Jubitz
Jubitz Family Foundation

Dr. Norwood Knight-Richardson
Oregon Health & Science University

Rodrigo Lopez

Jilma Meneses
Portland State University

Mary Monnat
LifeWorks NW

Michael Montgomery
U.S. Bank

Kevin Palau
Luis Palau Association

Rob Smith
Portland Business Journal

Bob Tackett
NW Oregon Labor Council

Tricia Tillman
State of Oregon

Tony Trunzo
FLIR Systems

David Willmott
Blount Industries

Alan Yordy



Ex Officio, Non-Voting

Keith Thomajan
United Way of the Columbia-Willamette


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