Speaker Profile

Aelea Christofferson

Aelea Christofferson is a successful business owner and community leader running for Congress in Oregon's 2nd Congressional District. Aelea's father was a minister, and her mother was at one time one of the highest ranking women in Department of Labor. Both served as role models for Aelea. She earned her MBA from Golden Gate University and founded her company – ATL Communications – after working with AT&T and as a county social worker. Aelea has served as President of the National Association of Women Business Owners, President of the Sunriver Chamber of Commerce, a Finance Committee member of the Oregon Health Fund Board, and a member of the Cover Oregon board, where she advocated for increased oversight. Aelea lives in Bend, Oregon with her husband Tom where they are active in the First Presbyterian Church. They have five children, three of whom are adopted.


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