Dave Dorner serves as the Executive Director for the Oregon Economic Development Foundation. Dave 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 position, Dave was the Director of Business Development for Rocket Ventures the technology arm of the Regional Growth Partnership and the Northwest Ohio Entrepreneurial Services Program. RV’s goal was to significantly increase the technology-based entrepreneurial commercialization outcomes and to focus the effort on strategic technology-based sectors that offer exceptional economic development prospects.
A Toledo native, Dave earned his Bachelor degree in Political Science from the University of Toledo. Active in several charitable and nonprofit organizations with community improvement missions or scholarship grants, Dave has served as a volunteer and on multiple boards of directors. He currently serves on the board of directors of The Chuck Ealey Foundation, which recognizes high school students who exemplify an “Undefeated Spirit.”