President & CEO
Oregon Restaurant & Lodging Association
Jason Brandt’s expertise revolves around association management and government affairs work at the state and local levels. His vision for the hospitality industry is to develop strategies and drive outcomes that save as many restaurants and lodging establishments as possible in Oregon as the industry continues to reel from the impacts of the pandemic.
Prior to joining Oregon Restaurant & Lodging Association as President & CEO in 2015, Jason served as the CEO of the Salem Area Chamber of Commerce. Jason earned his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a minor in Communication from Pacific Lutheran University. He received a post-graduate certification in Nonprofit Organizational Management from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Institute Program.
Brandt’s role as the leader of Oregon’s hospitality industry includes service on numerous boards including the Council of State Restaurant Associations with state colleagues around the country, Travel Salem, Travel Portland, Oregon Council on Problem Gambling, and Oregon Business & Industry.