Staff

Rhyanne Oates

Director of Business Retention & Expansion

Raised in rural Eastern Oregon, Rhyanne Oates is native to a small town in the Pendleton area called Pilot Rock. After earning a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Marketing from Eastern Oregon University, followed by a recent MBA, Rhyanne and her fiancé decided to put down roots in Ephrata, his hometown. Together, they’ve embarked on the adventure of homeownership, accompanied by their beloved cat, while filling their free time with outdoor activities and home renovations.

Recently joining the EDC team as the Director of Business Retention and Expansion, Rhyanne is thrilled to bring her passion for building relationships and fostering growth to the forefront. Eager to dive into her new role, she looks forward to the exciting journey ahead and the opportunities it presents within the community.

*Personal Views of the Staff & Directors do not reflect the views of the Grant County Economic Development Council