Henry A. Balensifer III

Henry

Henry works in marketing, government relations, and sales. He manages JBT’s marketing for the LEKTRO brand from the Warrenton factory. He represents the company’s interests in the State of Oregon, and manages the federal government relations team for LEKTRO products. He directs and manages military research and development contracts in the US as well as manages sales accounts for general aviation clients and domestic aircraft OEMs.

Before joining JBT LEKTRO, Henry was active in statewide politics. He founded Warrenton High Fisheries (WarHF), Inc. in 2005. He built partnerships with the Oregon Army National Guard, State of Oregon, and Warrenton High School to build a state-of-the-art salmon research hatchery. Oregon Governor Kulongoski appointed him to the Oregon Sesquicentennial Commission (OR 150) in 2007. Rising to chair the Youth Legacy Committee on the OR 150, he worked with retired Oregon Supreme Court Chief Justice Wallace P. Carson Jr., and former Oregon Governor Barbara Roberts to plan statewide strategic visioning projects as well as establish 5 legacy parks across the state. In 2009, he led the retrofitting of the WarHF hatchery into the first-ever salmon hatchery to utilize rain water as its primary water source. Henry was elected to the Warrenton City Commission in 2012 at age 23 and became Mayor in 2017.

Henry co-chairs Governor Brown’s Clatsop Plains Elk Collaborative, which is charged with developing a statewide policy toolkit for urban wildlife. Henry is also a Senior Fellow in the American Leadership Forum of Oregon, and serves on the board of the NW Oregon Workforce Investment Board, Columbia Pacific Economic Development District, .

In his spare time, Henry enjoys the hiking, boating, hunting and woodworking with hand tools.

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