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Cheryl Myers

Cheryl Myers


Deputy Secretary of State
State of Oregon


Ms. Myers is the second person of color and the first person from the Asian American community to serve as Oregon’s Deputy Secretary of State. Her professional background includes public policy, organizational leadership, economic development, public education/youth advocacy, and a history of assisting organizations to construct equitable cultures and embed collaborative practices. Her prior public service roles include Director of Economic & Business Equity in the Governor’s Office, Chief of Staff for the Higher Education Commission and as Operations & Engagement Director for Educator Advancement in the Chief Education Office and 8 years as an elected school board member. Her longstanding private sector business ownership lends insight into the varying aspects of unique business needs. Myers began life as an orphan in Korea before she was adopted by an Oregon family and raised in a SE Portland working-class family. She is deeply committed to community and with service on local and national boards. Along with family and puppy she enjoys their floating home life, sharing meals with friends, paddle boarding, boating and riding her Harley.