Oregon Economic Development Foundation

Who We Are

Oregon Economic Development Foundation is a public/private partnership that works with local, regional and statewide partners to recruit and retain businesses.  OEDF maintains a strong private sector membership investor base that includes businesses in and around Oregon, Ohio and the region.  Interested in becoming an investor? Please click the link below to access “features & benefits’ document and how to get involved today!

OEDF Membership Application

The region is equipped with the tools to help your company make the move here or expand. Numerous programs providing financial assistance, tax incentives, technology support and job training assistance are just a few of the ways we can help. The best incentive we can offer your business is our strategic location, skilled labor force and superior quality of life. Don’t believe us? Check it out for yourself!


OEDF is comprised of two staff members, four executive board members, and twenty eight board of directors and maintains a strong relationship with the City of Oregon Mayor, Mike Seferian, Council Members & city staff.


Foundation Staff:

Lindsay W. MyersLindsay W. Myers
Executive Director

Lindsay Myers serves as the Executive Director for the Oregon Economic Development Foundation. Myers leads the business recruitment and retention efforts for the economic development foundation and works with various community and regional partners to enhance the job market and quality of life for the citizens of Oregon.

Prior to this role, Lindsay spent three years working for Gwinnett Chamber Economic Development. Her most recent role with the GCEcD was as the Program & Project Manager. In this role, Lindsay was responsible for managing 75 educational and outreach programs in global commerce, revitalization & real estate, healthcare and technology. She also co-planned a 10-day, 14-city business delegation to China in 2010 and facilitated and hosted numerous international delegations in Georgia and Gwinnett County. She was also responsible for managing projects in the healthcare sector and sought to recruit and retain companies to Gwinnett County, (Metro Atlanta) Georgia. During her time at the Gwinnett Chamber Economic Development, Myers was a vital part of the team that brought several thousand jobs to the county and was named “Best Implemented Economic Development Initiative 2011” by the International Economic Development Council.

Myers graduated from Georgia Southern University, earning a Bachelor of Science in public relations and marketing.  Myers has extensive board & volunteer experience and currently sits on the board of directors for Promedica Bay Park Hospital Foundation, Leadership Toledo, Workforce Investment Board of Lucas County, Northwest Ohio Regional Economic Development Association (NORED) and the Junior League of Toledo.  Myers is a transplant to Ohio from Georgia and lives in Toledo with her husband and son.




Executive Board:

Timothy G. Pedro
Vice President, Business Development, TTL & Associates

Vice President
Jeffery A. Dempsey
Vice President, Operations, Mercy St. Charles Hospital

Michael K. Robarge
Thomas Porter Architects

Steve Irwin
CPA, Rayner, Foos, Kruse & Irwin, CPAs

Planning Committee

Membership Chair
David A. Hymore
Vice President & Branch Manager, First Federal Bank of the Midwest

Marketing Chair
Scott Hayes, M.S.
Vice President, Business Development, A.A. Boos & Sons, Inc.

City of Oregon
Mayor Michael J. Seferian
City of Oregon