President and Executive Director
Oregon BESTDavid Kenney has led Oregon BEST since 2008 as its President and Executive Director. Oregon BEST funds and supports clean technology startup companies. Kenney has led the development of programs that assist innovators and entrepreneurs with technical collaborations, access to private & public funding, business acceleration, and mentorship. He also launched Oregon BEST FEST, the Pacific Northwest’s premier clean technology innovation conference, now in its eighth year. Kenney serves on the US Department of Commerce National Advisory Council on Innovation & Entrepreneurship (NACIE).
Kenney has 25 years of business, nonprofit and public sector management experience, including 19 years in technology sectors. During twelve years at Intel Corporation, Kenney held a wide range of leadership roles in finance, project management and business and organizational operations. During his last seven years there, he helped build Intel Solution Services, a technical consulting organization, from its start to a $20 million revenue organization operating in more than ten countries worldwide. He also co-founded and led the Intel Employee Sustainability Network. Before joining Intel, Kenney was a Senior Consultant with Deloitte & Touche Consulting Group in Portland and also worked in local government. He received a BA degree from the University of Washington and an MBA from Stanford University Graduate School of Business.