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.
Shaun was an attorney and partner with several Portland-based law firms prior to being named Executive Director of Oregon Manufacturers and Commerce and forming Jillions Group LLC.
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.
Payne is the President and General Manager of the Lumber Business at Sierra Pacific Industries. Payne joined SPI in 2021, following the company’s acquisition of Seneca. Since 2016, Todd has served as Seneca’s CEO and President. Throughout his 31 years with Seneca, he held various leadership roles including Vice President-Timberlands and Vice-President/General Manager. Payne earned a Business Degree with a minor in Forest Products from Oregon State University. He has also held leadership positions with the Softwood Lumber Board, Western Wood Products Association and Oregon Forest & Industries Council.
Immediate Past Chair
Stuart Gray is the Chief Operating Officer 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.
Vice President 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.
Cindy Frost is the Site Manager at Hollingsworth & Vose’s Corvallis glass fiber manufacturing facility. Cindy has a demonstrated history of working in nanotechnology, budgeting, operations management and excellence, team building and Six Sigma. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Oregon State University and a Master’s Degree focused in Organizational Leadership from Gonzaga. Prior to accepting a position with Hollingsworth & Vose, Cindy worked at Roseburg Forest Products and Boise Cascade.
Director of Regulatory Affairs
Since 2014, Jenny has represented the interests of clients at the state capitol and within the executive branch as agencies adopt rules to implement law. She has experience representing local governments, individual businesses, and non-profit trade associations on a variety of policy issues—taxation, transportation, labor, natural resources, energy, environment, and technology. This broad scope has allowed her to establish relationships with legislators on both sides of the aisle and state agencies implementing policies that impact my clients.