Blanca E. Torres de Hawkins

How do your colleagues describe you?

“Blanca is a trustworthy, excellent advocate and strategic thought partner.”

Why do you do what you do?

Blanca’s interest, experience, and passion around business keeps her engaged, energized, and connected to the local economy and community at large. She enjoys seeing others succeed and make positive life-changing decisions!


Blanca has over 20 years of experience working for various state government agencies. She also serves as adjunct faculty with Chemeketa. Her primary focus has been walking clients through creating a business idea, preparing a business plan, including a gaining a comprehensive understanding of starting a business from ground zero. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics and Master’s in Business Administration with a concentration in Organizational Strategy.