Kerry Tymchuk

Kerry Tymchuk, JD


Kerry Tymchuk, JD

Board Member


Kerry is the Executive Director of the Oregon Historical Society and a fifth-generation Oregonian. Prior to assuming the helm at OHS, he earned a reputation as one of Oregon's most respected public servants. Kerry’s career included service as a Marion County Deputy District Attorney, Legal Counsel to U.S. Congressman Denny Smith, Director of Speechwriting to U.S. Secretary of Labor Elizabeth Dole, Director of Speechwriting and Legal Counsel to U.S. Senator Bob Dole, and Oregon Chief of Staff to U.S. Senator Gordon Smith. He earned both his Bachelor of Arts degree in History and his Juris Doctor at Willamette University.

Professional Affiliations

  • Member, Willamette University Board of Trustees

Community Involvement

  • Chairman of the Board, Special Olympics Oregon