President & CEO
Sandra McDonough has served as president and CEO of the Portland Business Alliance since Aug. 1, 2004.
Before joining the Alliance, Sandra had a two-decade career in the energy industry, working for both the San Francisco-based PG&E Corporation and PacifiCorp. Prior to that, she was a newspaper reporter for 10 years, with reporting stints at The Oregonian and The Seattle Times.
Sandra has 40 years of civic and community leadership and service in the Portland area. She is currently serving on the boards of Associated Oregon Industries, Greater Portland Inc., International Women’s Forum, New Avenues for Youth, Travel Portland, the University of Oregon Alumni Association, as well as the U.S. National Bank Community Advisory Board and the Metal Toad advisory board. She is also a senior fellow of the American Leadership Forum/Oregon.
A Portland native, Sandra holds bachelor's degrees in journalism and German from the University of Oregon. She has one son, Richard, and lives in Southwest Portland.