CFM Partner Dan Jarman was elected chair of the Oregon Zoo Foundation Board of Trustees last week. His two-year term begins July 1, 2010. Dan has been on the board since 2004.
The Oregon Zoo Foundation's mission is to foster community pride and involvement in the Oregon Zoo as well as secure financial support for the zoo's conservation, education and cultural programs. The foundation has more than 48,000 household members throughout Oregon and Southwest Washington.
In 2009, the Oregon Zoo set an attendance record with more than 1.6 million visitors. It is the largest paid tourist attraction in the state. Founded in 1887, the zoo is home to animals from all corners of the world, including Asian elephants, Peruvian penguins and Arctic polar bears.
"This is an exciting time to be involved with the Oregon Zoo and I'm honored to be selected as the foundation board chair," Dan said. "Not only is our zoo a wonderful place to experience with family and friends, the work they do with animal conservation and education is world renowned. The Oregon Zoo has a special meaning to everyone... young, old and in between. I'm looking forward to working with the talented Oregon Zoo staff and our foundation to make it even better for future generations to enjoy."
Dan plays a leading role in the management of CFM’s state lobbying business. He joined CFM in 1996 and managed the firm’s Washington, D.C. office for several years before returning to Oregon. In 2005, he was named to the Portland Business Journal’s “40 Under 40” list.