William.V. Cross

114 Coolidge Street, Silverton, OR 97381
Tel: (503) 873-5384 Fax: 873-9389 email: bill@wvcross.com

A 23-year track record of successful management with public and private non-profit and for-profit organizations. Areas of expertise include administration, financial management, government and public relations, member services and strategic planning. Known as an effective leader and decision maker.


W.V. Cross Enterprises, Inc. Oct. 1993 - Current
Manages a professional consultant company offering a wide range of management, public and govenrment affairs, strategic planning and marketing services to non-profit and for-profit organizations.
Oregon Restaurant Association Feb. 1990 - Sept. 1992
  Executive Vice President 
Served as chief executive officer of this 1,650 member trade association and its for-profit subsidiary and non-profit educational foundation.
Pacific Northwest Hardware & Implement Association Jan. 1988 - Feb. 1990
  Executive Vice President 
Served as chief staff executive for this regional (four states), dual trade association of retail hardware store owners and farm equipment dealers.
Oregon Restaurant and Beverage Association 1978 - 1987
  Executive Director 
Managed this 1,000 member trade association.
Tri-County Local Government Commission 1976 - 1978
  Public Information Director 
Directed the public information, community involvement, media relations and governmental lobbying for this local government study commission.
Oregon Common Cause 1976 - 1978
Executive Director
Managed this 2,600 member citizens' action non-profit organization.


Awarded "Association Executive of Year" (1991) - Oregon Society of Association Executives
Earned professional designation of Certified Association Executive in 1991.
Completed Institute for Organization Management education program, 1983-88.
Received "Award for Excellence in Government Affairs" - 1987 - American Society of Association Executives.
Published articles in national, state and local publications.
Served on numerous boards and commissions.


Principia College, Bachelor of Arts, 1969


Born August 3, 1947; married, three children; 6', 170 lbs.
W.V.Cross Enterprises
bill@wvcross.com 503-873-5384