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Pat Reser is board chair of Reser’s Fine Foods, Inc., a family-owned fresh refrigerated food company. Ms. Reser has held this position since April 2010, when her husband, company board chair Al Reser, passed away. She previously served as corporate secretary for 13 years. Ms. Reser is a retired employee of the Beaverton School District.
Ms. Reser is a member of the Washington County Historical Museum Board of Stewards, the Medical Teams International Board, and serves as secretary of the Beaverton Arts Foundation Board. She and Mr. Reser received the City of Hope Lifetime Achievement Award in 2009 and the Vollum Award for Lifetime Philanthropic Achievement from the Association of Fundraising Professionals in 2008.
Ms. Reser is one of three co-chairs of Oregon State University’s Capital Campaign Steering Committee. She is serving her third term as an OSU Foundation Trustee. In 2010, she accepted the invitation to serve on the Trustee Executive Committee as an at-large member and serves on the Committee on Trustees. Pat and Al Reser were honored with the Martin Chaves Lifetime Achievement Award from the OSU Athletics Department in 2008. In 2003, they were the recipients of the President’s Club Most Honored Member Award.
Ms. Reser received her B.S. in elementary education from OSU in 1960 and her M.S. degree in special education from Portland State University in 1980.
In 2015, Ms. Reser married Bill Westphal, retired school administrator. They continue to support the University. Four of the Reser’s five children are OSU alumni as are three grandchildren. One son and three grandchildren are currently students at OSU.