Jon Jaqua ’70
Jon Jaqua is the owner and manager of a diversified farming operation, McKenzie Oaks Ranch, in the Southern Willamette Valley, since 1974; and he is also the owner and partner in a metal stamping and fabrication company, Metal Products Company in Springfield, Oregon, since 1986.
Mr. Jaqua was a professional football player with the Washington Redskins from 1970 to 1974. During the 1990s he served as Deputy Director and Operating Officer of the Oregon Economic Development Department, and also held the position of Executive Director of the University of Oregon Foundation.
Some of his community activities include: OMSI Board; Lane County United Way; Lane County Chapter of the American Red Cross; Rural Development Initiatives Board; Lane County Fair Board; and Eugene Youth Sports Program Coach, to name a few.
Mr. Jaqua earned his BS in business management from Lewis & Clark College in 1970. He and his wife, Kim Cooper, live in Eugene, Oregon and have three children