Keynote Speakers:

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Quintin Bauer currently serves as the Program Director at SOLVE, a statewide non-profit organization that engages volunteers in hands-on projects to improve the environment. Quintin joined SOLVE in 2006 as an AmeriCorps member, then became a full-time staff member, serving in many different positions over the last 11 years. During his time at SOLVE Quintin has supported thousands of volunteer projects and trained hundreds of teachers, community leaders, and students on how to lead successful volunteer environmental improvement projects across the State of Oregon. Prior to joining SOLVE, he spent 3 years working in the recycling program at the University of Oregon before serving as an AmeriCorps member at the American Red Cross - Oregon Trail Chapter in Portland. Quintin received his MPA in non-profit management at Portland State University and received his BA from the University of Oregon. Quintin is currently a board member for Oregon Green Schools and was formally a past board member and President of the Northwest Oregon Volunteer Administrators Association as well as a member of the Oregon Invasive Species Council.


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Derrick Olsen is President of WorldOregon. Prior to joining WorldOregon on March 1, 2016, Derrick was the Vice President of Regional Strategy at the regional economic development nonprofit Greater Portland Inc for almost four years where he led the implementation of Greater Portland Global, the region’s Global Trade and Investment Plan developed as part of the Global Cities Initiative, a joint program of the Brookings Institution and JPMorgan Chase. He also served on the Board of Trustees for WorldOregon during that time. Previously, Derrick managed international trade and investment issues for over four years with Business Oregon (the Oregon Business Development Department). Derrick also has over 13 years of experience managing political and economic issues as a Foreign Service Officer for the U.S. Department of State in Latin America, Asia, and Washington, DC, with four overseas tours including as Chief of the U.S. Embassy’s Political Section in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. Fluent in Spanish, Derrick grew up in Oregon and graduated from Tigard High School. He has a Bachelor of Arts in Government and History from Dartmouth College and a Master of Science in Foreign Service from Georgetown University. He and his wife Rebecca are proud parents of their son James and daughter Morgan, both college students.