Propelling Oregon Forward.



Founded in 1991. The Oregon Forum is a limited group of prominent business professionals involved in community issues and public affairs facing Oregon. Our goal is to become more informed and articulate about salient issues facing the state.



Our mission is to provide a vehicle where leaders serving the state of Oregon can meet to exchange ideas, thereby becoming more involved in the community, politics, and business; and further, to engage in activities deemed positive for the state. In addition, we provide an enjoyable social setting for the benefit of all members, including a popular summer retreat and a winter holiday social.

The Oregon Forum has strategically and selectively grown over the years; we’re a thriving organization actively working to propel Oregon forward.


We’ve had more than 200 different Resources (speakers) present to our group since our inception. Resources for The Oregon Forum have included high-ranking federal and state elected officials; public office candidates during campaign season; CEOs of large, multi-national corporations; ambassadors to foreign countries; nonprofit and healthcare executives; and local educational leaders. We’ve also hosted noteworthy Oregonians working in the arts, and visionaries in new and emerging industries.


Founder of Allen Trust Company and Allen Capital Management, providing comprehensive trust and investment management services for individuals, families and charitable organizations. He is a Certified Trust and Financial Advisor (CTFA) and an attorney with more than a decade of experience in trust services and investment management. Stuart earned a Bachelor of Science in Finance & Political Science from the University of Oregon before earning his Juris Doctor at Texas Wesleyan University.


Stuart B. Allen

Bob is the Founder of Rocklyn Capital, a boutique investment bank primarily focused on sourcing loans for financial institutions and partnering with banks to provide their middle market clients with private capital solutions. Bob is a former bank executive with over 30 years of combined commercial banking, leveraged finance and debt capital market advisory experience. With prior positions at U.S. Bank, Piper Jaffray and Capital Pacific Bank, all based in the Pacific Northwest, he has developed strong relationships with national, regional and northwest based banks, capital providers and institutions.


Robert Krueger

David is a Program Director for the MJ Murdock Trust, joining in 2014 after directing Mercy Corps’ Northeast China and North Korea programs. He has more than 15 years of experience with international development and global initiatives in the public and private sectors. David holds an EMBA from University of Portland, a Master of Arts from St. John’s College, and a Bachelor of Arts from University of Washington. He has been involved with numerous nonprofits both in the Northwest and nationally.

Vice President

David C. Austin

Bob is the Managing Director of Oswego Wealth Management, a comprehensive wealth management firm helping investors and retirees maximize reliable lifetime income and manage investment risk. He is the former CEO of M Securities and Chief Marketing Officer of M Financial Group, and also served on M Financial Group’s Executive Operating Committee. A graduate of Miami University with a BS in Marketing, Bob attended the Executive Education Program at The Wharton School of Business. He is active in community service, having served as a Director of the Oregon Symphony, Guide Dogs for the Blind, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and the Jesuit High School Parent Board.


Robert Bedritis



We have a list of past resources.


Current events listed on our calendar.




The Oregon Forum recruits different Resources from the region, and engages them on a monthly basis in a round-table format.

For more information about speaking to The Oregon Forum, or to request consideration for membership in The Oregon Forum, please contact:


David Austin, Vice President, at

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