OCAPA Team


 

Rich Angstrom
rich.angstrom(at)ocapa.net

PRESIDENT
Rich has been OCAPA's President since 1996. His background and education have been ideal to lead the aggregate industry through the tough environmental and legislative climate the industry has faced over the past decade.
His understanding of natural resources and Oregon Law has been a perfect blend for the responsibilities of this position.

Rich's primary focus is as the industries' chief lobbyist. He handles all issues relating to construction materials at the Oregon Capitol. His legislative focus covers issues concerning highway funding, truck taxes, labor relations, corporate taxes, mining, land use and healthy environment. Rich tracks and organizes industry responses to all types of legislation.

Previously, Rich worked for Coos and Lincoln Counties as a litigator. He handled major felony cases, but was particularly focused on environmental crimes. He is a past chair of Oregon's Healthy Stream Partnership and has served on the Governor's highway Cost Responsibility Committee and the federal government's Steen's Mountain Advisory Committee.


 

Sandy Hershfelt

Sandy Hershfelt
sandy(at)ocapa.net

OFFICE & TRAINING PROGRAMS MANAGER
Sandy has been with OCAPA since 2008. She is our office manager and bookkeeper. Before joining OCAPA she worked with Knife River Corp., for 18 years, in their Education and Training Department. She gained valuable skills and knowledge to help OCAPA run smoothly and become an even better association for our members. Having worked in the industry for many years, Sandy is familiar with many of the issues that face our members.

Sandy is a Certified Meeting Professional. This certification combined with her knowledge of the industry is allowing her to help OCAPA provide educational and informative seminars and workshops for OCAPA members and the industry at large. These seminars and workshops cover a wide range of topics from MSHA to Permitting to a Vendor Day to showcase new technology and processes for our industry.


 

Lori Pettenger
lori(at)ocapa.net

COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER
Lori joined the OCAPA Team in 2013, and manages OCAPA's stakeholder communications, website, and industry promotion activities including logistics for regional events, meetings, and sponsorship opportunities. She is the point of contact for membership services and benefits information.

Lori designs and produces most of the Association's informational materials. She also provides support for several programs and committees, including Concrete Promotion, OCAPA PAC, Winter Workshop, and the Oregon Excellence in Concrete Awards Program.


 

Sarah Warfield
sarah(at)ocapa.net

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT
Sarah joined the OCAPA team in 2018 as an Administrative Assistant. Her education and experience positions her well within the organization to bring a higher level of excellence to what we do. Her previous work experience includes marketing, event planning, and e-commerce in addition to administrative tasks.  The skills she brings to this supporting role at OCAPA enable the team to better serve our members.