Kathryn (Katie) Whalen has been a full-time arbitrator since June of 2003. For six years, Ms. Whalen served as a Board Member on the Oregon Employment Relations Board (ERB). Ms. Whalen is a member of the Oregon State Bar (now on inactive status). She was the 2003 Chari of the Oregon State Bar Labor and Employment Section and the 2007 President of the Oregon Chapter of the Labor and Employment Relations Association (LERA). She is a Fellow of The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers. Prior to her service with the ERB, Ms. Whalen practiced labor and employment law for 15 years in Portland, Oregon.