Amy Tykeson

Board Member

Managing Trustee, Tykeson Family Foundation

Ovando, MT

An active volunteer and community contributor, Amy Tykeson serves regional and statewide non-profit organizations in Oregon and Montana. She is the managing trustee of the Tykeson Family Foundation, overseeing operations and contributions directed toward education for underserved youth, healthcare and health sciences, and access to the arts.

A leader in the telecommunications industry for 34 years, Amy began her career with Home Box Office (HBO) in Chicago and New York. Starting in the late 1990’s Amy served as President and CEO of BendBroadband, a family owned cable and broadband company operating in Central Oregon. BendBroadband has been lauded nationally for its outsized contributions to technology leadership, community engagement, and customer service. The company was sold to Telephone Data Systems (TDS) in 2014.

Amy’s retirement opened a new chapter of community service. Amy has loaned her talents to numerous regional and statewide nonprofit organizations. She currently serves on the boards of the Meyer Memorial Trust, The Nature Conservancy—Montana, and the Providence Montana Health Foundation. Other recent community service includes the Governing Board for Oregon Health Sciences University, Oregon Public Broadcasting, and the Advisory Board for Oregon State University-Cascades Campus. Amy has served on the Central Oregon Regional Solutions Advisory Board and Now4 OSU-Cascades advocacy group. In the Cable Industry, Amy was active on the national boards of CableLabs, the National Cable and Television Association, and C-SPAN. She is a member of the Arlington Club and the National Center for Families in Philanthropy

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