Jill W. Eiland was confirmed to the Oregon State Board of HigherJill Eiland Education in February 2010, and was elected Vice President to the Board in 2011. In her role as corporate affairs manager for Oregon, Washington, and Colorado, Jill Eiland leads media, government, and community relations for Intel, as well as heading up its education outreach team and its philanthropic efforts at the company’s largest site. She is the national sponsor of the Intel Community Giving Campaign, which raises millions for the United Way in the Northwest and nationally. Eiland also chairs the America Government Affairs Council at Intel. Prior to joining Intel in 2006, Eiland was vice president of corporate communications for Knowledge Learning Corporation, and the director of government and public relations for KinderCare Learning Centers from 1997 to 2006; and was vice president of The Rockey Company, a regional public affairs firm, from 1994 to 1997. Other prior positions include director of public affairs for Portland General Electric; a principal of Edwards Associates in Washington, D.C.; and on the staffs of U.S. Senator Bob Packwood and the U.S. Senate Budget Committee.

A native Oregonian, Eiland is committed to serving the state’s many communities as a member of the Portland Business Alliance, the Oregon Business Association Board, the TechAmerica Oregon Council Executive Committee, the United Way of the Columbia-Willamette Board, the Oregon Workforce Investment Board, the Oregon Global Warming Commission, the Oregon State University Business Dean’s Circle of Excellence, and the Oregon Higher Education Alliance. She has also served as chair of Portland Community College’s Foundation Board, and volunteers for many local political campaigns.

Eiland earned a B.A. in Business from Oregon State University and an M.B.A. from George Washington University. She and her three children live in Portland.

Her term expires 2013.

Committees:  Elected Board vice president 2011, Academic Strategies Committee