About Us

Ronald A. Buel

Ronald A. Buel, President and Chief Executive Officer. Ron is a seasoned veteran of start-up businesses. Most recently he served as CEO of Morgan Connector Corp. Prior to that Ron spent 13 years at Nike, where he rose to the position of Director of Business and Strategic Planning, directly responsible to Nike’s President. In 1974 he founded Willamette Week, Portland’s renowned, Pulitzer Prize-winning alternative weekly newspaper, which Ron edited and published for eight years. Ron is active in local and state affairs and has served on many community boards including, Tri-Met and Human Solutions.



Michael C. Powers

Michael C. Powers, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. Mike came out of early retirement to help lead and implement the BYOBank program. Mike had retired after ten years as the President and Chief Operating Officer of a large multi-state planning and design firm that served national retail clients. Prior to that, Mike spent many years as a university instructor at Portland Sate University, University of Oregon and Portland Community College. Among Mike’s many community accomplishments, he led theinnovative fund-raising program for Pioneer Courthouse Square — Portland’s well-known, downtown living, public square.


Kevin Stinson

Kevin Stinson, Vice President, Sales. Kevin has spent the last decade in sales and sales management. Focused primarily on industrial production, Kevin has dealt with large international companies such as Boeing and General Motors. In his previous role as US Sales Manager for ATA Tools and Abrasives, he was responsible for negotiating regional and national distribution agreements. A graduate of Walla Walla College, Kevin is the one of the highest ranked bass singers in international barbershop.