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Oregon Transportation Commission Members

Commission Chair Julie Brown


Julie Brown has served as General Manager for the Rogue Valley Transportation District (RVTD) for 16 years. Her 27 years of experience in the transportation planning and service implementation has helped her develop and shape transportation programs that serve the District and other agencies and programs throughout the Nation. She is currently the Vice President of the Community Transit Association of America (CTAA) and a Board member of the Oregon Transportation Association. She has served as an Oregon Transportation Commissioner for the State of Oregon for the past five years. 

Commission Terms

9/28/2018 to 6/30/2020, 7/1/2020 to 6/30/2024

Commission Vice Chair Lee Beyer

M2023-xxx_DSC1872_Lee_Beyer_4x6.jpgLee Beyer recently retired from the Legislature after serving for three decades in State Government. He represented Oregon Senate District 6 in the Legislature from 2011to 2023.  During this time Beyer served as Chairman of the Senate Transportation Committee. He previously served in the Legislature 1991 – 2001 before being appointed by Gov. Kitzhaber to the Oregon Public Utlity Commission. Upon his retirement from the Legislature,  Gov. Brown appointed Beyer to the Oregon Transportation Commission.

Beyer retired as Chairman of the PUC in 2010 after serving for nine years.   During his time on the PUC, Beyer also served on the Oregon Global Warming Commission and the Governor's Energy Planning Council.  In his professional capacity, Chairman Beyer also served as Vice-Chairman of National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) Electricity Committee, as a member on the NARUC Critical Infrastructure Committee and Climate Change Task Force and as a member of the national Electric Power Research Institute's Advisory Council and as a Director of the Western Electricity Coordinating Council, Inc.

Prior to his appointment to the PUC, Senator Beyer worked professionally for over 25 years in business and industrial development. Prior to his legislative service Beyer served 6 years on the Springfield City Council.  Outside of government, Beyer has also served on a wide variety of state, community, and private boards and committees. Beyer and his spouse, former State Representative Terry Beyer, have three grown children and have lived in Springfield for over 50 years.

Commission Term

1/1/2023 to 6/30/2025

Commissioner Sharon Smith


Sharon serves a commissioner on the Oregon Transportation. She is the Chair of the Continuous Improvement Advisory Committee and the Commission liaison to the Equity and Mobility Advisory Committee which is committed to developing the tolling program though an equity lens. Sharon is an attorney providing legal services for Bend-La Pine Schools. She advises Bend-La Pine Schools regarding land use, real estate, procurement, contracting, policies, public records and meetings laws and general education law. She has been the lead attorney on all aspects of Bend-La Pine Schools' Bond program for school construction and renovation for the last 30  years.  During that time she has helped develop 17 new schools and numerous renovations and safety improvements. 

Prior to devoting her time to Bend-La Pine Schools exclusively, she was a shareholder at Bryant, Lovlien & Jarvis, PC. In private practice from 1991 to 2017, she represented both private development interests as well as public entities. She has extensive experience in working with transportation system plans, transportation engineers, and planners.

Commission Terms

9/1/2019 to 6/30/2023, 7/1/2023 to 6/30/2027

Commissioner Alicia Chapman


Alicia Chapman is the owner and CEO of Willamette Technical Fabricators. Prior to founding the business in 2020, she led the Oregon Manufacturing Innovation Center's research for Boeing and other industry partners, after working at the Institute for Sustainable Solutions as an NSF-funded Research Fellow and leading development programs for USAID in Palestine, Afghanistan, and Libya. She studied economics at the American and George Washington Universities in Washington, DC, before moving to Portland in 2012 to pursue a PhD in public policy at Portland State. In 2022 she completed the Stanford Graduate School of Business Latino Entrepreneurship Initiative. Alicia serves on the Board of Directors for the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco's Portland Branch, the Board of Trustees for the National Small Business Association, the Board of Directors for Business for a Better Portland, the Portland Clean Energy Fund Committee, the Board of the Oregon Business Academy, the Manufacturing Council of Oregon, the Portland BizWomen Coalition, and the WTS (Women's Transportation Seminar) International ED&I Committee. In 2023, she was appointed by Governor Kotek to serve on the Oregon Commission for Women and Oregon Transportation Commission.

Commission Terms

5/22/2023 to 6/30/2024, 7/1/2024 to 6/30/2028

Commissioner Jeff Baker

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Jeff Baker is a retired business executive and advisor to organizations and businesses. Baker retired  as CEO of Rexel USA and as a member of Rexel Group's Executive Committee in 2022. Rexel USA is a national wholesale distributor of electrical material, doing business in Oregon as Platt Electric Supply. Prior to joining Rexel USA, Baker was the CEO of Poorman-Douglas Corporation, a Beaverton, Oregon based company providing administrative support services to the federal and state courts.

In addition to serving as a board member and advisor to for-profit companies, Baker is a member of the Knight Cancer Institute Advisory Council, and has served as a member of the Northwest Public Power Association Board of Trustees, the Washington State University Foundation Board of Trustees, Experience Works, the Lake Oswego Schools Foundation Board, and is a co-founder and board member of I Belong Here.

Baker holds a BA in Business (Accounting) from Washington State University and an MBA from the University of Washington. Oregon has been home for Commissioner Baker for over 60 years.

Commission Term

7/1/2023 to 6/30/2025

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