Shaun Jillions has represented a diverse range of clients including corporations, utilities and trade associations before all levels of elected and appointed government entities in Oregon, in addition to our Congressional delegation in D.C.
Prior to co-founding Deckert Jillions LLP, he was an attorney with the Portland-based firm Tonkon Torp LLP. Shaun previously served as Vice President of Public Policy for the Oregon Association of Realtors.
During the 2012 election cycle, he successfully led efforts to amend the Oregon Constitution from the initial phases of an initiative petition, all the way through a multi-million-dollar campaign that ultimately led to passage of the ballot measure.
He has been a member of the Oregon State Bar since 2004.
Legislative Committee Chair
Cameron Krauss is a Senior Vice President at Seneca Sawmill Company. He earned a BS in Fisheries and Wildlife Science from Oregon State University, and went on to receive his JD from the University of Oregon. He was raised in the forest products industry and joined Seneca after spending over a decade with another local company serving in a similar role. Along with handling Seneca’s day-to-day legal activities, he will continues to play a major role working in the natural resource community. He has served on several industry association boards, including Chairman and Legal Chair of the American Forest Resource Council
Krauss currently serves as the Chair of OMC’s Legislative Committee, where he oversees the association’s government affairs and lobbying activities.
Krauss is a native Oregonian, an avid fisherman, a devoted husband, and the father of three children.
Rob Freres is the President of Lyons-based Freres Lumber, a family-owned wood products company founded nearly 100 years ago. Rob started working at the company at the age of 10 doing clean-up work around the mill. Today, he’s recognized worldwide for Freres Lumber’s innovative approach to developing timber products such as mass plywood panels. The company also operates a cogeneration plant which converts manufacturing waste products into electricity. Freres estimates the plant produces enough electricity to power as many as 5,000 homes.
Freres Lumber employs nearly 500 Oregonians and is very active in supporting the Willamette Valley Community through the Freres Foundation.
As the PAC Chair for OMC, Freres oversees the association’s political and issue advocacy strategies.
Kimberly Medford is the Vice President and General Counsel at ENTEK. Kimberly joined the ENTEK in 2012 and has oversight responsibility for legal services provided.
Prior to joining ENTEK, Kimberly was a corporate lawyer with the law firms of Troutman Sanders and Stoel Rives in Portland, Oregon and practiced for several years in Bend, Oregon. Kimberly is a graduate of Willamette University and Willamette University College of Law. She is admitted to practice in Oregon.
Payne is General Manager of Seneca and has been with the company for 23 years. As General Manager, he oversees all daily operations of the business, including the mills, timberlands, co-generation facility, and all employee relations.
Payne began his career with Seneca in 1990 as a forester. He was named Vice President of Timberlands in 1998, overseeing the management of Seneca’s 165,000 acre sustainably managed tree farm. Since then he has taken on manufacturing-related responsibilities for Seneca’s four sawmills. In 2008, Payne added to his responsibilities the role of Project Manager for Seneca Sustainable Energy’s 19.8 megawatt cogeneration project, which reached commercial operation in April 2011. In 2012 he took on oversight of Seneca’s IT Department.
Payne has a degree in Business Administration from Oregon State University and maintains numerous professional affiliations, including service to the Oregon Forest Industries Council, Blachly-Lane Electric Cooperative, and the Bethel Student Health Center Advisory Board.
Stuart Gray is the Senior Vice President and General Counsel at Roseburg Forest Products. Gray plays a key role as chief legal counsel and senior advisor on company strategies and their implementation, with direct involvement in complex business transactions and contracts.
Gray most recently served as vice president and deputy general counsel for Sears Holdings Corporation in Chicago, where for two years he led the legal teams supporting home services, environmental, merchandising, product safety, regulatory, operations, online and automotive centers. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in communications from the University of Utah in 1997 and his Juris Doctor from Emory University School of Law in 2000. He also earned an MBA from Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Sloan School of Management in 2016.
Gray’s roots run deep in the construction and building supply industry. Prior to attending law school, he worked for many years as a cabinet maker and finish carpenter. After law school, he joined Freeman Mathis & Gary LLP in Atlanta as a construction and commercial litigator for three years. He spent the following 12 years in progressive roles of responsibility at The Home Depot Inc.’s legal department in Atlanta, where he managed commercial and construction litigation across North America and was an associate general counsel for its home services, pro supply, operations and real estate departments.
Director of Public Affairs
Preston Mann has spent years working in Oregon politics developing messaging for elected leaders and candidates alike and advising them on a range of political and policy issues.
Prior to joining Oregon Manufactures and Commerce, he worked as the executive director of a multimillion dollar political action committee, where he led a number of high-profile legislative campaigns. He honed his public relations and communications skills as the Communications Director and primary spokesperson for the House Republican Leader and the House Republican Caucus through several legislative sessions.
Preston’s passion for politics grew as a student at George Fox University in Newberg, Oregon, where he graduated with a degree in Political Science.
Michael Van Dyke
Michael Van Dyke has a unique blend of experience in government relations and traditional law practice, which enables him to advise clients politically through a legal lens.
His practice focuses on representing clients before all levels of elected and appointed government entities in Oregon. He has extensive experience representing trade associations, large municipalities, national corporations and non-profits on a variety of policy issues, including economic development, taxes, technology, transportation and health care.
Prior to joining Deckert Jillions LLP in 2014, he was an associate attorney for a Portland-based law firm specializing in business and real estate matters. He has been a member of the Oregon State Bar since 2012.
Jennifer Collins has extensive experience in association management and executive levels of higher education.
She previously served as the Executive Assistant to the Chief Executive Officer and General Counsel for the Oregon Association of Realtors. She planned and executed member events, annual conferences, recognition events and education/leadership programs.
She was formerly the Senior Administrative Assistant to the Vice President of Advancement Services (Formerly Development & Alumni Relations) for Willamette University, a highly prestigious private liberal arts university in Salem.