About Chris

Chris has announced that she is ready for something new and will be transitioning out of OEC. She will be in a temporary special projects role later this year.

Chris Hagerbaumer is Deputy Director of Programs & Administration at Oregon Environmental Council where she provides leadership, support, and coordination to OEC’s professional program staff.

Chris joined OEC in 1996 as transportation program director, leading the organization’s program to curb air pollution and climate pollution from cars and trucks, and continued to lead this work in her Deputy Director role until hire of a new transportation program director in 2019.

Chris has a background in environmental policy, advocacy and education, including work with the Environmental Law and Policy Center in Chicago and the U.S. Peace Corps. She has a master’s degree in public policy from the University of Chicago and an undergraduate degree in German from Reed College. Chris enjoys the great outdoors and has traveled extensively.

I Protect Oregon Because…

All Oregonians – from the 5th generation rancher outside of Bend to the recent immigrant to Portland from Somalia – deserve a healthy, beautiful place to live.

How to Contact Chris:

Email: chrish[at]
Phone: (503) 222-1963 x102


  • “In many ways, Chris is the very best of OEC. She is all substance: thoughtful consideration, sound thinking, deliberative planning and execution, and an unwavering commitment to find a way forward. She demonstrates every day that through integrity, commitment and consistency, one can indeed affect change.”
    Colleague at OEC