Dave Hunt serves as Senior Vice President for Government Affairs and brings a wealth of knowledge about Oregon’s public and private sector to his work at S360.
Prior to joining S360, Dave completed 10 years representing Clackamas County in the Oregon House of Representatives, including service as Democratic Leader, Majority Leader, and Speaker of the House. Under his leadership, Oregon passed the historic 2009 Jobs and Transportation Act (JTA), expanded Healthy Kids health insurance to 90,000 uninsured children and 30,000 low-income adults, reformed the “double majority” election requirement to improve school facilities, amended the Oregon Constitution to allow state K-12 capital funding, passed record investments in community college facilities on all 17 Oregon campuses, restored 24/7 Oregon State Police highway coverage after 15 years of drastic cuts, enacted new renewable energy and low carbon fuel standards to improve air quality, required review of state tax breaks each biennium, and created Oregon’s first Rainy Day Fund to protect services during recessions.
Most recently, Dave served as President & CEO of the Pacific Northwest Defense Coalition (PNDC), the association of Northwest defense and security industry businesses. Under his leadership, PNDC grew from 115 to 280 business members, broadened member services, and events, grew their governmental advocacy, and fortified the association’s financial stability. He previously served for over 12 years as executive director for the Columbia River Channel Coalition and then the Association of Pacific Ports, working to strengthen trade and effectiveness for ports throughout the Pacific.
Born in Port Angeles, WA, Dave attended Sheldon High School in Eugene, OR and Columbia University in NY. He served 10 years as a congressional staffer for U.S. Representatives Louise Slaughter (NY), Darlene Hooley (OR) and Brian Baird (WA). Dave is a member of the Clackamas Community College Board, Oregon City Rotary Club, Southlake Church, a former elected member of the Oregon City School Board, past national president of American Baptist Churches USA, and current vice president of the Oregon Community College Association. Dave and Tonia’s son Andrew is a software engineer at Airbnb in San Francisco and their daughter Emily is a freshman at the University of Oregon Honors College.