2011 Bend Venture Conference Speaker: Ted Wheeler
Oregon State Treasurer
2011 Keynote Speaker
Oregon State Treasurer Ted Wheeler, the 28th State Treasurer of Oregon, was the 2011 keynote speaker. A former manager at an investment firm and then the elected chief executive of Multnomah County, Wheeler completed the term of former Treasurer Ben Westlund and was then elected in November 2010. Since entering office, Wheeler has directed several efforts to help make the State Treasury a more efficient operation, a more responsible investor and also more relevant to Oregonians. He was appointed by former Gov. John Kitzhaber to help draft new economic development strategies for the state. Wheeler has increased transparency of Treasury data, pushed for money-saving technology changes, strengthened investment travel rules and safeguards, authorized securities fraud lawsuits against firms that misled investors, and announced a revamped 529 college savings plan with lower costs and more options for families.Read More...