Steve Vincent is the Oregon regional business manager for Avista Utilities. He’s responsible for public relations, corporate philanthropy, community interface, and local government relations. His geographic responsibility spans eight counties across eastern and southern Oregon.
As a state and local community partner Steve is busy serving on boards which include the Portland based Earth Advantage Institute, Southern Oregon University President’s Advisory Board, the Oregon Institute of Technology’s President’s Advisory Council, Southern Oregon Economic Development Inc. (SOREDI), and the Medford Chamber. He is also the founder of the Southern Oregon Angel Investment Network.
Prior to this position, he was Avista’s Oregon economic development manager and before that its corporate lobbyist in Salem. While in the state Capitol he was loaned to represent Southern Oregon University, Rogue Community College, the Medford Chamber, SOREDI, and the Oregon Economic Development Association.
Steve earned a B.S. in Business and an MBA from Southern Oregon University. He is a fifth generation native of Jackson County with family homesteading in Sams Valley in the early 1860s. He lives in Medford with his wife Carrie, an archeologist and two kids.