Meet the Government Affairs Team

Oregon Restaurant & Lodging Association's Government Affairs team consists of a group of professionals dedicated to promoting and protecting the food service and lodging industry. Whether it is in Salem at the State Capitol, at regulatory agency meetings, or on the local level ... the team is working on behalf of the hospitality industry in Oregon!

Jason BrandtJason Brandt

ORLA President & CEO, ORLA

Jason Brandt’s expertise revolves around association management and government affairs work at the state and local levels. His vision for the hospitality industry is to continue to build upon the significant tourism growth Oregon has seen over the past decade by helping lead advocacy, communication, and education efforts for restaurants and lodging establishments. Prior to joining Oregon Restaurant & Lodging Association as President & CEO in 2015, Jason served as the CEO of the Salem Area Chamber of Commerce. Jason earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with a minor in Communication from Pacific Lutheran University. He received a post-graduate certification in Nonprofit Organizational Management from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Institute Program.

Greg AstleyGreg Astley

Director of Government Affairs, ORLA

Greg comes to the Oregon Restaurant & Lodging Association with almost twenty years of experience in media, marketing, strategic communications, association management and political consulting. He has established a proven track record of results that will benefit ORLA for years to come. In partnership with our government affairs team and chief lobbyist, Greg will work to strengthen the prominence of ORLA’s advocacy program and foster broader engagement of both restaurant and lodging members on local, regional, and statewide hospitality issues.

Bill PerryBill Perry

Contract Lobbyist, Balance Point Strategies

Bill has been involved in the Oregon legislative and political system since 1989. From his earliest post as a legislative intern for now Congressman Greg Walden to his nearly 19 years with the Oregon Restaurant & Lodging Association, Bill’s experience includes interaction with all levels of government. He negotiates deals like no one else in the Capitol and is successful because he builds genuine relationships with people, stands behind his word, and advocates for common sense solutions. Bill’s affiliation with ORLA provides him insider’s access to participate in campaign strategy development, agency advocacy, and the legislative process.

Glenda HamstreetGlenda Hamstreet

ORLA Executive Coordinator, ORLA

Glenda is responsible for tracking the issues in Salem in order to provide up-to-date information to ORLA members that contact the Wilsonville office with questions, concerns or comments. She assists the Government Affairs team, as well as ORLA’s governance boards and committees. After serving as a legislative staffer for several years in Salem, Glenda has a list of resources available to all ORLA members for the asking.

Drew RoslundDrew Roslund

President, Be Our Guest, Inc., ORLA Policy Committee Chair

Drew Roslund brings a statewide perspective to his post as Co-Chair of the ORLA Policy Committee. He is a past chairman of the Oregon Travel Information Council, and is the current President of Be Our Guest, Inc., a hospitality-oriented business in Bend. He is also a member of the Oregon Coast Visitors Association and is the proprietor of Overleaf Lodge & Spa in Yachats. Drew’s longtime dedication to the vitality of Oregon’s leisure, travel and tourism industry makes him an invaluable voice on the ORLA Policy Committee.

Christopher BeboChristopher Bebo

Regional General Manager for Provenance Hotels, Portland Lodging Alliance Chair

Chris Bebo serves as Chair of the Portland Lodging Alliance and also sits on the ORLA Board of Directors representing Provenance Hotels. Chris collaborates in a workgroup-style format that encourages members from the various sectors of the hospitality industry to share their opinions on what really matters. Chris is a Regional Hotel General Manager who cares deeply about the industry and he is honored to support ORLA and its members throughout the State of Oregon.

Michael MillsMichael Mills

Attorney, D. Michael Mills Lawyer, PC

Michael has spent his entire career representing our industry, and is highly-regarded as an authority in his field. His excellent advice, strong counsel and his ability to testify on short notice with a close proximity to the Capitol make his involvement in ORLA crucial to our success. Michael has the unique ability to take a complicated issue and break it down to the points that matter most … which is an effective strategy for testimony before any legislative committee.