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 across eight counties in eastern and southern Oregon.
As a state and local community partner, Steve is busy serving on boards which include the Avista Foundation, Klamath County Economic Development Association, Rogue Community College Small Business Development Center Advisory Board, Southern Oregon Economic Development Inc. (SOREDI), and Umpqua Economic Development Partnership. He is also the founder of the Southern Oregon Angel Investment Network.
Prior to his current 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, the Southern Oregon Historical Society 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 Sams Valley with his wife Carrie, an archeologist, and two kids.