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Jim Rudd Oral History Interview. August 19, 2015

Jim Rudd Oral History Interview

Life history interview conducted by Chris Petersen.

August 19, 2015

Location:  Ferguson Wellman Capital Management, Portland, Oregon.

Jim Rudd (b. 1948) was an employee of the OSU Athletic Department from 1974-1982, focusing on sales and marketing, and serving as an important liaison between the department, the OSU Foundation, and the President's Office. Since departing from OSU, Rudd has worked in Portland at Ferguson Wellman Capital Management, where he is principal and CEO. Throughout this time, Rudd has maintained close ties to the OSU Foundation, serving as a trustee and, from 2006-2014, as co-chair of the steering committee for the Campaign for OSU. His interview focuses on his upbringing and the importance that athletics played in his youth; memories of his work and colleagues while a member of the Athletic Department; his many years of service to the OSU Foundation; and his memories of the OSU capital campaign as it played out.