Oregon Governor Kate Brown recently appointed Marylhurst alumnae Katherine Lam ’14 and Gayle Evans ’91 to serve on the Business Oregon Commission and on the board of Western Oregon University, respectively.
Katherine Lam was appointed to Business Oregon Commission, which oversees the agency’s activities in economic development as well as guiding policy that is able to withstand and transcend changes in executive and legislative leadership. Katherine’s term of service began in Nov. 2017 and continues through June 2021. Katherine is the president and co-owner of Portland’s Bambuza Hospitality Group, LLC, operating community-focused Vietnamese restaurants. Bambuza has expanded to six locations since its inception in 2003.
Gayle Evans was appointed to the position of Trustee at Large on Western Oregon University’s board of trustees. Located in Monmouth, Western Oregon University serves Oregonians through a high quality and affordable education. The 15-member board includes a cross-section of education, civic and business leaders, campus representatives, alumni and WOU’s president. Gayle Evans has more than 25 years of leadership experience in financial services and healthcare; presently, she is chief human resources officer at Unitus Community Credit Union. In addition to her role on WOU’s Board of Trustees, she serves in governor-appointed roles on the board of directors for the State of Oregon Patient Safety Commission and on the State of Oregon Task Force on Resolution of Adverse Healthcare Incidents.
Katherine Lam earned her MBA from Marylhurst University in 2014.
Gayle Evans earned her B.S. in Business Management from Marylhurst in 1991.