Maurice Rahming is the president of O'Neill Electric Inc. As a business owner and leader in the minority-contracting community, he is active on a number of boards and committees, including chair of the Metropolitan Alliance for Workforce Equity, chair of the Community Benefits Agreement Board and chair of the Community Benefits Plan Advisory Committee.
Maurice also serves on the Portland Youth Builders Board and is a member of the executive team and co-chair of All Hands Raised "Cradle to Career" committee. He is a member of Constructing Hope's advisory team and Clean Energy Works Oregon board, a former board chair for the Bus Project, chair of the City of Portland's Labor Management Community Oversight committee and has served as chair of the Clean Energy Works Portland Stakeholder Evaluation and Implementation committee.
Maurice was appointed by Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber as a leader for the governor's energy efficiency team and in 2014 was appointed by the governor to the SAIF board of directors. Maurice has worked with Multnomah County to set up a countywide legal summit on DBE utilization and has been active in ensuring that the Oregon Department of Transportation follows federal law with regard to DBE participation. He has won numerous contracting awards from Oregon's Daily Journal of Commerce and has been inducted into the National Association of Minority Contractors Hall of Fame – an organization for which he served as vice president.
Maurice has been a journeyman electrician, foreman and general foreman for more than 20 years. He and his wife, Ali O'Neill, launched O'Neill Electric in 1998. Since then, their company has grown from an electrical specialty contractor into a general contracting enterprise that integrates self-performed design-build, electrical, masonry, carpentry and all aspects of construction-project management. O’Neill Electric is MBE/DBE certified in Oregon and Washington.
Maurice served in the U.S. Army from 1988 to 1996 as an Engineering Battalion Specialist, MOS 51B. He was activated in Operation Desert Storm. He is a graduate of the Port of Portland's mentor-protégé program.