Board of Directors

The Alliance board of directors, represents a diverse group of companies, industries and business interests. The board is actively involved in decision-making regarding our advocacy efforts, financial health, programming, and membership recruitment and retention.

For questions about how to join the Board of Directors:
Contact [email protected]

Executive Committee

Mike Golub | President, Business Operations, Portland Timbers Soccer

John Maher | President, Oregonian Media Group

Chair Emeritus
Vanessa Sturgeon | President & CEO, TMT Development

Jessica Getman | President, Brown & Brown Northwest Insurance

Stacey Dodson | Market President - Portland & SW Washington, U.S. Bank
Vice Chair for Central City
Justin Delaney | Vice President, External Affairs, Marketing and Associate Counsel, The Standard

Vice Chair for Government Relations
Will Rasmussen | Partner, Miller Nash Graham & Dunn LLP

Vice Chair for Marketing & Communications
Liz Fuller | President, Gard communications

Small Business Representative
Diane Economaki | President, Fuze7 Marketing

Manufacturing Representative
Jeff Deitrick | Vice President, Oregon Division, Swire CocaCola

Downtown Portland Clean & Safe Representative
Mark Schlesinger | Partner/Senior Project Manager, Schlesinger Companies

Art Avita | Senior Vice President, Bank of America

Scott Bolton | Senior Vice President, External Affairs & Customer Solutions, Pacific Power
Ellie Booth | Public Policy (Western Region), Amazon

Julia Brim-Edwards | Senior Director, Global Strategies & Operations, Government & Public Affairs, Nike

Frank Burkhartsmeyer | Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, NW Natural
Deborah Herron | Director of Public Affairs and Government Relations, Walmart

Michael Liu | Financial Officer, Fubonn Shopping

Chris Oxley | Senior Vice President & General Manager of Rose Quarter Operations, Portland Trail Blazers

Alando Simpson | Vice President, City of Roses Disposal & Recycling, Inc.

Andrew Hoan | President & CEO, Portland Business Alliance

Board Member

Mark Anderson | Jacobs Engineering Group, Jacobs
Peter Andrews | Executive Vice President of Brokerage, Melvin Mark Companies
Jules Bailey | Chief Stewardship Officer & Director of External Affairs, Oregon Beverage Recycling Cooperative
Brett Baker | General Manager, Austin Industries
Candace Beeke | Publisher, Portland Business Journal
David Chown | Vice President, Chown Hardware
Dick Clark | CEO, The Portland Clinic
Andrew Colas | President, Colas Construction Inc.
Ralph Cole | Director, Equity Strategy & Portfolio Management, Ferguson Wellman Capital Management
Graciela Cowger | Chief Executive Officer, Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt, P.C.
Nima Darabi | Vice President, Hoffman Construction Company
Troy Dickson | Senior Vice President - Oregon Manager, Howard S. Wright
Dan Field | Executive Director, Community Health & External Affairs, Kaiser Permanente
Bret Gelber | Managing Director, Accenture
Patrick Gilligan | Executive Vice President, Lincoln Property Company
Matt Goodman | Vice President, Downtown Development Group
George Granger | President, AT&T Oregon
Dave Hansen | Senior Vice President, Market Regional Manager, Columbia Bank
James Harker | Chief Strategy Officer – Oregon, Providence Health & Services
Marion Haynes | Vice-President of External Affairs, Comcast Corporation
Gisel Hillner | Director, National Commercial Banking & Healthcare Leading Specialist, Bank of the West
Jared Holum | President and Shareholder, Perkins & Company
Tom Hughes | Corporate Affairs Manager, adidas America
Michael Hurley | President Middle Market Banking - Oregon & SW Washington, JPMorgan Chase
J.T. Hutchinson | Regional President, Head of Corporate Banking - Oregon & SW Washington, PNC
Kathleen Kee | Senior Wealth Advisor, Buckingham Strategic Wealth
Tony Kopki | Vice President of Commercial Programs & Southern Oregon Regional Director , PacificSource
Dana Krawczuk | Attorney, Stoel Rives, LLP
Victoria Lara | CEO, Lara Media Services
Tim Leavitt | Director, SW Washington Operations, OTAK
Jill Mackie | Senior Vice President, Public Affairs, Vigor Industrial
Courtney Martin | Global Public Affairs, Intel Corporation
Sara Leigh Medley | Director, Risk Assurance, PricewaterhouseCoopers
Bill Miner | Partner in Charge, Davis Wright Tremaine
Deirdre Molander | Strategic Business Development, Precision Castparts Corp.
Lisa Murphy | Senior Vice President & Chief of Staff to the CEO, Cambia Health Solutions
Courtney Posey | Store Manager, Nordstrom
Dave Robertson | Vice President Public Policy, Portland General Electric
Steve Roselli | Senior Vice President - Regional Manager, Harsch Investment Properties
Peter Saba | Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary, Schnitzer Steel
Andrew Schpak | Co-Managing Partner, Barran Liebman
Dave Shotwell | Executive Vice President - Chief Credit Officer, Umpqua Bank
Chris Taylor | Renewable Energy & Housing - Treasury, Google
Tamara Uppendahl | Vice President, Philanthropy & Community Engagement, Legacy Health
Michelle Weisenbach | Market President - Oregon & SW Washington, KeyBank
Rich White | Government Relations Manager - NW Region, The Boeing Company
Charles Wilhoite | Managing Director, Willamette Management Associates
Orlando Williams | Founder & CEO, Motus Recruiting

Ex-Officio Members

Kimberly Branam | Executive Director, Prosper Portland
Monique Claiborne | President & CEO, Greater Portland Inc.
Jane Gordon | Vice Provost for Portland - Office of Academic Affairs & Administration, University of Oregon
Mike Hand | Dean, Willamette University MBA
Angela Jackson | Executive Director, Industry & Entrepreneurial Engagement, Portland State University
Doug Kelsey | General Manager, TriMet
Kristen Leonard | Chief Public Affairs Officer, Port of Portland
Emerging Professionals of Portland Representative
Blake Mai | Partner, New York Life
Partners in Diversity Representative
Parna Mehrbani | Partner, Tonkon Torp
Jeff Miller | President & CEO, Travel Portland
Mark Mitsui | President, Portland Community College
Nagi Naganathan | President, Oregon Institute of Technology
Skip Newberry | President & CEO, Technology Association of Oregon
Stephen Percy | Interim President, Portland State University
Lisa Skari | President, Mt. Hood Community College
Dr. Rachel Solotaroff | President & CEO, Central City Concern
Abigail Tibbs | Vice President, Public Affairs, Oregon Health & Science University
Kristin Watkins | Vice President, Donor Engagement & Chief Marketing Officer, Oregon State University