Ford, Storment join Board of Directors

December 1, 2016, Roseburg, Oregon: A manager with the Oregon Health Authority and a Eugene business executive and investor have been named to the Board of Directors of The Ford Family Foundation, effective January 1, 2017.

The Board selected Allyson Ford, the Public Health Division Director of Program Operations with the Oregon Health Authority, and Andy Storment, a founder of Summit Bank, to join the seven sitting board members.

The board governs the charitable foundation created by Kenneth W. Ford and Hallie E. Ford, the late philanthropists and pioneers of Roseburg Forest Products Co. 

Allyson Ford

Allyson Ford, a native of Douglas County, Oregon, has held numerous positions with the State of Oregon. Prior to her work at the Oregon Health Authority, she worked as a project coordinator for the Department of Administrative Services and as a program manager with the Early Learning Council. She has been active with the Children's Center of Clackamas County and the Oregon Community Foundation. She currently serves on one of the program committees of The Ford Family Foundation Board, the Vital Rural Communities Committee. She has a master's degree in business administration from Marylhurst University and a bachelor's degree in American Studies from Stanford University. Ford is the granddaughter of Kenneth and Hallie Ford. She lives in Lake Oswego with her two daughters.

Andy Storment

Andy Storment has been a business investor and executive in the Pacific Northwest for more than 30 years. He purchased Kerr Concentrates of Salem in 2002, with two other investors, where he served as president and CEO until 2015. He was the lead outside investor for Ridgeline Pipe of Eugene and served as a board member from 2006 to 2013. He founded Summit Bank in 2002 with a group of local business people and serves as vice chair of the board of directors. Storment also owns and manages commercial real estate in Oregon. In addition, he has experience in the accounting and wood products industries. His community activities include serving as a mentor to the University of Oregon MBA program and a board member of Downtown Eugene Inc. He has a bachelor's degree in accounting and finance from the University of Oregon. Storment grew up Coburg, Oregon, and lives in Eugene.

 “Allyson Ford and Andy Storment bring strong skills to the Foundation,” said Karla Chambers, chair of The Ford Family Foundation Board of Directors. “Each has demonstrated a life-long commitment to helping children and youth, to their civic roles and to rural communities. They exemplify the values of the founders of The Ford Family Foundation.”

Other board members of The Ford Family Foundation are: Dr. Knute Buehler of Bend; Karla Chambers of Corvallis; Allyn Ford of Roseburg; Toby Luther of Roseburg; Dr. Joseph Robertson of Portland; Wesley Sand of West Linn; and Carrie Thompson of Corvallis. 

The Ford Family Foundation is a private, non-profit foundation located in Roseburg, Oregon. A Scholarship Office in Eugene, Oregon, supports Foundation scholarship recipients attending college or university. 

Started in 1957, the Foundation now manages large, internal programs and offers scholarships. In addition, the Foundation makes grants to public charities predominantly benefiting communities in rural Oregon and Siskiyou County, Calif.  

The Foundation’s mission is “Successful Citizens and Vital Rural Communities.” 

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