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Joe Gilliam

Joe Gilliam, President

Joe has served as President since 1999. Since his arrival, NWGA has gained significant recognition as a political force in the state of Oregon and has elevated its status as Oregon's largest Business PAC. Prior to NWGA, Joe was the Oregon State Director of the National Federation of Independent Business for over 10 years. Joe is a graduate of George Fox College with a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration. Joe is responsible for NWGA's operations, finances, personnel, and legislative and political programs. For legislative and regulatory concerns Joe may be reached at joe@nwgrocery.org.


Sandra Wilken, Director of Operations

Sandra joined the NWGA team in February of 2001 and is currently NWGA's Director of Operations.

Sandra is responsible for NWGA's daily operations, website, on-line publication of NWGA's monthly newsletter the Express Lane, member programs, event planning and execution, communication, and database management.

Sandra can be reached at sandra@nwgrocery.org.


Trudy Macadam, Bookkeeper

Trudy moved, with her family, to Wilsonville in August of 1999 after living in Hawaii for 23 years. She joined the NWGA staff as our in-house bookkeeper in August/2004 bringing with her an extensive and varied accounting background.

Trudy can be reached at trudy@nwgrocery.org.

Shawn Miller, NWGA Oregon Lobbyist

Shawn started his lobby career in Annapolis, Maryland following graduation from the University of Maryland Baltimore County in 1993 with a political science degree. Shawn returned to Oregon and founded Miller Public Affairs. He has lobbied 15 years in Oregon and has influenced the outcomes of countless pieces of legislation. Shawn has earned a reputation in the halls of the Capitol as one of the hardest working lobbyists in Oregon.

(503) 551-7738
Fax: (503) 375-8471
E-mail: Shawn@MillerPublicAffairs.com



Holly Chisa, NWGA Washington Lobbyist

Holly Chisa has worked as a lobbyist advocating for the grocery industry since 2001. Her background is varied, having worked on large employer and business issues, and also industry-specific issues like beer and wine and pharmacy. Holly has worked in the Washington State Legislature as staff for House and Senate lawmakers, and also as staff to a U.S. Congressman.

(360) 791-6647
E-mail: hollychisa@hpcadvocacy.com