Balance sheet.

Author:Heffes, Ellen M.

A challenging thing that John Lewis Winthrop does is bike-ride in a single day the 203-mile trip from Seattle, Wa., to Portland, Ore.--a feat he has completed on multiple occasions.


TITLE Director of Corporate Finance

COMPANY Bob's Red Mill Natural Foods Inc., in Milwaukie, Ore., a maker of a full line of whole grain foods for every meal of the day distributed throughout the U.S. and in 70 countries internationally.

BORN San Diego, Calif., January 1971. I grew up moving up and down the West Coast and attended high school in Oregon, Washington and Alaska.

SPOUSE Recently celebrated my 17th anniversary with Jamie Winthrop, my beautiful and intelligent wife.

CHILDREN Brysen, age 11.

EDUCATION SUMMARY BS in Business Administration from Oregon State University, 1993. Masters of Organizational Man agement, University of Phoenix, 1999.

CAREER SUMMARY Unlike many people of my generation, I have had only two post-undergraduate jobs. Upon graduating from Oregon State, I managed my family's import business; in 2005, I joined Bob's Red Mill as a staff accountant and since then, my responsibilities increased; in 2009 I was promoted to my current role.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS Treasurer of Columbia Agility Team (an organization that promotes the fast-growing sport of dog agility). Have served on the Cascade Alumni Board of Sigma Pi for OSU and as vice president of the Sunnyside Elementary School PTA.

FEI CHAPTER Portland Chapter, since 2011; serve on the board as secretary and as directory chairman. LEISURE /work hard and play hard; I have an activity almost every weeknight and weekend. Year-round I compete in century (100 miles) cycling events, and each fall I race in Cyclocross events and attend most Oregon State University football games.


My family and I are very active in competitive dog agility, and we have two Australian shepherds and a sheltie.

When a free weeknight or weekend appears, I relish the downtime.

TIME MANAGEMENT I rely heavily on my Outlook/iCloud calendars. At work I create blocks of distraction-free time where my phone and email are turned off.

STRESS MANAGEMENT Bike riding. In addition to racing, I commute 12 miles daily by bike, and during my rides the stress drips off me like the Oregon rain (which falls literally four months a year). I also like walking meetings instead of the standard conference room variety.

BEST ADVICE RECEIVED Everybody has 24 hours in a day, use them wisely.


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