Recently, we reached out to Leigh Anne Hogue to see what’s going on in this alumni’s professional life. Turns out there is a lot! Leigh Anne is the Director of Economic Development for the Eugene Area Chamber of Commerce where she welcomes the challenges in her diverse position. Leigh Anne graduated in 2014 with a masters in Community and Regional Planning at the University of Oregon.
Leigh Anne leads the Chamber’s economic development efforts include running a regional business retention and expansion program focused on helping local businesses stay and grow in the region; supports the business startup scene in the Willamette Valley through the Willamette Angel Conference; provides assistance with economic development activities in downtown Eugene; and is working to improve the business climate in Eugene through deep dives into specific industry sectors such as advanced manufacturing.