Amy Tykeson

Amy Tykeson

Amy is the Managing Trustee for the Tykeson Family Charitable Trust. She is also the former CEO of BendBroadband.

As president and CEO of BendBroadband, Amy built a highly regarded company known for technology leadership, customer service and corporate citizenry. Through industry advocacy she helped shape national telecom policy.  Family-owned BendBroadband was sold to Telecom and Data Systems in 2014.  During her 34 years in the cable industry, Amy served on the boards of the National Cable and Telecommunications Association, CableLabs, C-SPAN and Oregon Cable Telecommunications Association. 

Currently Amy is the managing trustee of the Tykeson Family Foundation, overseeing operations and contributions to education, healthcare and the arts. She serves on the boards of OHSU and OPB and is a member of Central Oregon Regional Solutions Advisory Council and OSU-Cascades Advocacy and Advisory Board. Amy is active with several start-up companies in Oregon.

Past board service includes the Catlin Gabel School, The Nature Conservancy of Oregon and Economic Development for Central Oregon. Amy was inducted into the Cable Hall of Fame and has received the NCTA’s Vanguard Award for Distinguished Leadership, OSU Cascades’ Distinguished Service Award, the Central Oregon Community College Citizen of the Year Award, and Portland Business Journal’s Orchid Award. 


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