GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS
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Paloma Sparks

Vice President, Public Policy and General Counsel

palomasparks@oregonbusinessindustry.com

Paloma brings more than 15 years of experience working with the Oregon Legislature, most recently as the director of government affairs and general counsel for Oregon Resource Association. Previously, she was the legislative director for the Bureau of Labor and Industries. She is an attorney with a wide breadth of knowledge and background in employment and labor issues. She also has extensive experience in the areas of land use and transportation. Paloma attended the University of Oregon, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in political science and a Juris Doctor. Paloma is a native Oregonian. In her free time, she enjoys traveling and exploring all that Oregon has to offer.

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Scott Bruun

Director, Tax, Fiscal and Manufacturing Policy

scottbruun@oregonbusinessindustry.com

Scott Bruun is the Director of Tax & Fiscal Policy for Oregon Business and Industry. Prior to joining OBI in November 2020, Scott was managing partner of a successful communications and public affairs firm, focusing on communication strategies, public relations, crisis communications, coalition management and government affairs. Scott also has a diverse business background, including 14 years in commercial banking, 4 years in venture capital, and 5 years as the chief financial officer for a large regional commercial construction company.

Between 2005 and 2011, Scott served in the Oregon House of Representatives. While a legislator, Scott served in various committee and leadership capacities with a focus on health care, tax and fiscal policy. He was considered a “bridge builder” by legislative colleagues in both parties. Scott has also twice been a candidate and major party nominee for U.S. congress, running in Oregon’s 3rd Congressional District in 1996, and Oregon’s 5th District in 2010.

Scott attended the University of Oregon, earning a B.A. in political science. He also has an MBA from Portland State University. Scott is married to Alison, an event and development professional. Scott and Alison are the proud parents of two daughters in college, Natalie and Katie. The Bruuns live in West Linn, Oregon.

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Sharla Moffett

Director, Energy, Environment, Natural Resources and Infrastructure

sharlamoffett@oregonbusinessindustry.com

Sharla comes to OBI with a wealth of experience in the environment, natural resource and manufacturing sectors. Most recently, she served as director of government relations for the Western Wood Preservers Institute. Her experience extends to the national level, where Sharla staffed the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works and the House of Representatives Committee on Agriculture. As executive for the Southern Oregon Timber Industries Association, she worked collaboratively with community groups to promote sustainable forest management and restore forest resilience. Sharla is a proud fourth generation Oregonian and an Oregon State University alumnus.

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Morgan Beltz

Government Relations Associate

morganbeltz@oregonbusinessindustry.com

Morgan joined OBI in January of 2019 and brings years of public affairs, campaign, and fundraising experience to support the Government Affairs team. Morgan earned a bachelor’s degree in Environment-Economics-Politics from Claremont McKenna College while playing softball and currently serves on the board of directors for Self Enhancement Inc. She is a native Oregonian and in her free time you can find her golfing, wine tasting, on the river or attending Beaver baseball games with her husband and dog.