President & CEO
Sandra McDonough joined OBI as president and CEO in October 2018. Previously, she served 14 years as the president and CEO of the Portland Business Alliance, which under her leadership, became the Portland-metro area’s most prominent and impactful business organization. Earlier, she spent two decades in the energy industry, holding executive-level positions at PG&E Corporation and PacifiCorp. She also worked for a decade as a newspaper reporter, with stints at The Oregonian and the Seattle Times. McDonough holds bachelor’s degrees in German and journalism from the University of Oregon, and she has extensive experience serving on nonprofit boards. Currently, she serves on the board of New Avenues for Youth, a Portland-based organization providing housing, education and job training for homeless and at-risk youth.