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Chad Freeman



Chad Freeman is the head of Strategic Economic Development Corporation (SEDCOR), the lead economic development organization for the Mid-Willamette Valley of Oregon.

Chad previously served as an Executive Officer with Oregon Business Development Department, an organization focused on the creation, retention, expansion and attraction of business in Oregon. Chad worked primarily with companies within Clackamas and Washington Counties.

With broad experience in real estate, economic development and running workforce organizations, Chad has a strong understanding of industry and public/private projects. He earned an undergraduate degree in Finance, as well as a Masters in Business Administration from Colorado State University.

Tami Lundy

Office Manager | Special Events


Tami joined the team in 1998, relocating from the Seattle area with a strong background in advertising. She graduated from Georgia State University with Bachelor of Arts in Business. 

During her tenure at SEDCOR, she supported the recruitment of T-Mobile, Wachovia, Sanyo Solar and other large manufacturers to the region. At SEDCOR, Tami manages the organization’s financial operations, member and non-member database, executive council and board of directors.

Tami is also responsible for more than 20 high profile events per year, hosting over 2,000 business leaders at industrial site tours, an annual ag breakfast, honors lunch, golf tournament and monthly economic business forum lunches. She also assists large industrial clients with their grand opening events. 

One of the greatest roles Tami plays at SEDCOR is the referral of hundreds of companies and individuals each year through her extensive knowledge of the membership and the region’s resources.



Kristine Thomas

Communications & Marketing Manager


The newest member to our SEDCOR team, Kristine started in March 2017 after working as the managing editor for Our Town Newspaper in Silverton for almost 13 years. A newspaper reporter for more than 25 years, Kristine's experience includes writing for The Oregonian, About Face Magazine, The Roseburg News-Review and The Gresham Outlook. She also is a freelance writer for several clients. Her broad range of experience includes covering school board and city council meetings to writing feature and business stories.

As a journalist, Kristine is keenly aware of how to pitch stories to the media. She is eager to use her experience to promote SEDCOR and its clients by sharing their stories.

A 1987 graduate of the University of Oregon, Kristine has a double major in journalism and psychology.



Nick Harville

Business Retention and Expansion Manager


His responsibility is to talk to members, large and small, from a variety of industries to help them resolve issues and concerns. Often times that is energy efficiency and energy improvements. Nick’s knowledge of economic development organizations and industries is backed by 20 years of experience from the coast of Oregon to a variety of companies around the country. After establishing the economic development organization for Lincoln County, Oregon, he began a private consulting career.

Major accomplishments are helping to fund the start up and organize the Oregon Brewers Guild. He also helped do business analysis and planning for brewing operations around the country. His private consulting work exposed him to a variety of industries and companies, from food processing to manufacturing and health care.





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