Mark Hatfield, Henry Hewitt Named to OHSU Board of Directors

11/19/03    Portland, Ore.

The Oregon Senate has confirmed the appointment of Portland attorney Henry Hewitt to the Oregon Health & Science University Board of Directors. The senate also reappointed former U.S. Sen. Mark Hatfield to another four-year term on the board.

Hewitt is chair of Stoel Rives LLP, a business law firm with operations throughout the western United States. His practice emphasizes general business advice, acquisitions, financings and strategic planning. He also serves as a principal legal adviser to the boards of directors of Tektronix, PacifiCorp and Electro Scientific Industries, among others, and he's on the board of trustees of Willamette University.

"I'm greatly looking forward to my relationship with OHSU," Hewitt said. "OHSU is a vital resource to the community and important to the region's future growth, and I'm extremely pleased to have the opportunity to contribute to its continued progress."

Hewitt replaces Portland business leader Fredrick Buckman, who has completed two terms on the board.

The reappointment of Hatfield to the OHSU board, meantime, is a natural outgrowth of the former senator's longtime support for health, education, research and social programs.

"Mark Hatfield is a valued member of our board, and we're extremely pleased that we'll have the continued benefit of his wisdom and experience," said Peter Kohler, M.D., OHSU's president.

The OHSU Board of Directors has 10 members. Mandated positions on the board include the president of OHSU, a member of the Oregon State Board of Higher Education and an OHSU student. The other seven members serve at the discretion of the governor of Oregon and must be confirmed by the Oregon Senate.