Ms. Michelle Osborne
Joined Northwest Area Foundation: February 2016
Michelle Osborne is a community-focused leader with 25 years’ experience innovating and advocating for organizations that include Native American programming. She serves as a strategic advisor to Coalition for Oregon Native Enterprise/ONE Coalition led by the Oregon Native American Chamber, is a founding board member for the Stand for Courage Foundation (anti-bullying), was an ambassador for Our Native American Business Network (ONABEN), and served on the Native American Youth and Family Center (NAYA) and Early College Academy board of directors for 14 years.
Osborne retired after a long career with Nike, Inc., under North America Marketplace Operations, where she and her team managed in excess of $3 billion in reporting analysis—following purchase orders from initial production through inbound delivery from Asia. While at Nike, she was involved in new concept store initiatives, product launches, and Nike-sponsored sporting events. She also co-chaired Nike’s Native American Network (a diversity and inclusion team), reviewed grants for the Nike Impact Fund and N7 Fund (providing access to sport for Native American and Aboriginal communities), and participated in sustainable business and innovation (corporate responsibility) projects.
Prior to her Nike career, Osborne spent 12 years as a property asset-management director in the Seattle area for commercial, residential, multifamily, and light-industrial building portfolios, with a special focus on branding.
She graduated cum laude with a marketing degree from Regis University and is a member of Alpha Sigma Nu Jesuit Honor Society. She is pursuing a master of public administration through Villanova University. In 2017, she was appointed to Villanova’s diversity, equity, and inclusion committee.
Osborne (Hum me hum me sh/ Turtle Dove) is Colville Band from the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation in Washington state.