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Oregon Business & Industry is pleased to announce the addition of Preston Mann to its team in Salem. Mann, a highly respected public and government affairs strategist, joins OBI March 1 as political affairs director. His portfolio will include planning and execution of external affairs and coalition efforts to help achieve OBI’s mission of a strong economy and a healthy, prosperous and competitive Oregon.

Mann’s experience with policy advocacy, communications and public relations, and political strategy will add tremendous value to OBI’s work on behalf of Oregon’s business community. Mann is the vice president for public affairs at Oregon Manufacturers and Commerce, a position he will continue part-time through the 2023 legislative session. Through his public affairs firm, Court Street Communications, Mann has developed and deployed strategic initiatives for several businesses, trade associations, political candidates and elected officials.

Mann can be reached at and (503) 931-1095.