Charles Wilhoite

Board Member

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Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?'
— Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

A quiet driver of change, Charles Wilhoite has three overriding priorities: community, family and his work as a finance expert.

Charles’ rural upbringing in Navajo Nation brings a valuable perspective to Meyer’s board. So does an analytical mind and a deep curiosity about and interest in Oregonians.

As a managing director at Willamette Management Associates, Charles guides agencies throughout Oregon to create opportunities for growth, promote financial development and generate opportunities for new and developing businesses. In 2015, he was appointed to a two-year term on the Portland Board Branch 12th District Economic Advisory Council of Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco.

Portland Monthly Magazine has called Charles “the Zelig of Portland affairs.” A veteran of numerous boards of directors, Charles has chaired the boards of Oregon Health & Science University, Portland Business Alliance, Oregon Children’s Foundation-SMART, Portland Development Commission and the Urban League of Portland. He also serves on the boards of the U.S. Bank of Oregon, the Oregon State Bar and The Nature Conservancy.

Charles joined Meyer’s board of trustees in 2013.