Arlene Soto

How do your colleagues describe you?

“Dedicated and enthusiastic in assisting businesses to succeed.”

Why do you do what you do?

To strengthen and support an entrepreneurial culture which makes a positive difference in the communities served.


Arlene Soto has been a small business development center director since October 1994 first in Cheyenne, Wyoming for 13 years then for 10 years in Coos Bay, Oregon and Tillamook since 2017. She has been working with businesses in the accounting field since 1976 and in management since 1988. She is a Certified Management Accountant with a Master’s degree in Management from Marylhurst University and a Bachelor’s degree in accounting from Portland State University.