Meet the Partnership Team

Wayne Patterson

Executive Director

Prior to accepting a position as Executive Director for Umpqua Economic Development Partnership in Douglas County, Wayne’s background includes CEO of a multi-divisional power sport company with multiple divisions in Kansas City, co-founder of two large Consumer Electronics Companies, SVP of Specialized Bicycle Corporation, corporate restructure and strategic development for Oakley, category development for M&A, Advisory Board for Nike, and more.

Jessica Fehrn

Assistant Executive Director

Jessica is a passionate long-term visionary planner. Her previous careers were as a Finance Relationship Manager, a Commercial Lending Payoffs Team Manager, and also owned and operated her own small business for 4.5 years. Jessica is taking part in many initiatives towards bettering the lives of Douglas County residents.

Umpqua Economic Development Partnership, Inc. is a 501c6 nonprofit organization.