Valerie is the director of strategic communications. In her role, Valerie oversees all informational resources produced for the Portland Business Alliance, and its related organizations and programs. Her team creates and distributes information and opportunities relevant to the economic vitality of the Portland-metro region to members, local thought leaders and elected officials through the Alliance website; on social media channels; and in local, state and national media coverage.
Valerie brings more than 20 years of communications experience, including 15 years at Waggener Edstrom Communications, working on the Microsoft account. In this role, she led numerous communications campaigns for international product launches, business growth initiatives and crisis issues.
Valerie holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Oregon. She is an active parent volunteer in Portland Public Schools and with the Girls Scouts of Oregon and Southwest Washington.