Patricia "Pat" Reser
- Business owner
- Fundraising Champion
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Pat Reser is board chair of Reser’s Fine Foods, Inc., a family-owned fresh refrigerated food company. Ms. Reser has held this position since April 2010, when her husband, company board chair Al Reser, passed away. She previously served as corporate secretary for 13 years. Ms. Reser is a retired employee of the Beaverton School District.
Ms. Reser is a member of the Washington County Historical Museum Board of Stewards and the Medical Teams International board and serves as secretary of the Beaverton Arts Foundation board. She and Mr. Reser received the City of Hope Lifetime Achievement Award in 2009 and the Vollum Award for Lifetime Philanthropic Achievement from the Association of Fundraising Professionals in 2008.
Ms. Reser is one of three co-chairs of Oregon State University’s Capital Campaign Steering Committee. She is serving her third term as an OSU Foundation Trustee. In 2010, she accepted the invitation to serve on the Trustee Executive Committee as an at-large member and serves on the Committee on Trustees. Ms. Reser and her late husband, Al Reser, were honored with the Martin Chaves Lifetime Achievement Award from the OSU Athletics Department in 2008. In 2003, Mr. and Ms. Reser were the recipients of the President’s Club Most Honored Member Award.
Ms. Reser received her B.S. in elementary education from OSU in 1960 and her M.S. degree in special education from Portland State University in 1980. Mr. Reser graduated from OSU in 1960 with a B.S. in business and technology.
Four of the Reser’s five children are also OSU alumni.
“Pat Reser has a long and deep relationship with Oregon State University, including her successful leadership role as the co-chair of the Campaign for OSU. Her accomplishments as a leading Oregon businesswoman with proven skills in innovation, marketing and product development and as a friend of OSU uniquely position her to guide our continued efforts to serve the higher education needs of all Oregonians.” – Ed Ray, President, Oregon State University