Teri Hockett has spent much of her career recruiting for tech, helping companies find talent and helping talented people find job opportunities. Now she’s using her experience and expertise to strengthen Bend’s tech community.
Teri moved to Bend after winding down her own career strategist firm, What’s for Work, which aimed to specifically help women transitioning back into careers. After taking a year off, she was ready to roll her sleeves up and get involved. Hockett landed a job as the tech industry coordinator for Economic Development of Central Oregon, and transition to VP of the Technology Association of Oregon.
Teri brings a wide-range of experience in successful event planning and management as well as the ability to create the buzz around the events and establishing and nurturing relationships. As a public speaker and writer for several news organizations, she knows the benefits of sharing your passion in a clear, concise, and engaging manner. She brings this knowledge and energy to the Looking Forward, Bend Chamber, and BendTECH board of directors that she currently serves on.