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Charpilloz Hanson has served as Deputy Director of the Oregon Department of Agriculture since 2005
Salem, OR—Governor Kate Brown today announced that she is naming Lisa Charpilloz Hanson as the Executive Director of the Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board (OWEB), effective October 1. Charpilloz Hanson takes over the post after serving as Deputy Director of the Oregon Department of Agriculture since 2005. She will serve in an acting capacity until she is confirmed by the Senate.

"I am thrilled that Lisa will be stepping into this role and leading the state's efforts around conserving and protecting one of our most precious resources," said Governor Brown. "Lisa is an Oregonian with a long history of working to protect our natural resources, having stemmed from growing up on her family farm in rural Marion County. Her leadership in controversial natural resources issues and regulation and agricultural trade policy development, combined with her ability to develop meaningful collaboration, is just what we need to lead OWEB into the future."

After seven years working in the food processing industry, Charpilloz Hanson joined state service in 1996 because she wanted to help people and protect Oregon’s natural resources for future generations. She began at the Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA) as a commodity commission program manager. Her hard work, experience, leadership, and ability to build coalitions led to several promotions within ODA and, in 2005, she accepted the position of deputy director.

Charpilloz Hanson is recognized nationally for accomplishments and leadership both professionally and personally. She has received the James Graham Award for Outstanding Service to Agriculture from the National Association of Departments of Agriculture, the Oregon Farm Bureau Service to Agriculture Award, the 2011 Linn Benton Community College Distinguished Alumni Recognition, the United States Department of Agriculture Group Honor Award of Excellence for work on nationwide practices for the USDA, helping establish inspection programs at the national level as well as serving as director for the American Hampshire Sheep Association.

Charpilloz Hanson takes over for Meta Loftsgaarden who is leaving to pursue other professional endeavors. Governor Brown thanked Ms. Loftsgaarden for her years of service to the state.

A photo of Charpilloz Hanson is available here .

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