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

John Maher | President, Oregonian Media Group

Jessica Getman | President, Brown & Brown

Chair Emeritus
Mike Golub | President, Business Operations, Portland Timbers Soccer

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

Will Rasmussen | Administrative Law Partner, Miller Nash LLP
Vice Chair of Central City
Graciela Cowger | Chief Executive Officer, Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt, P.C.

Vice Chair of Government Relations
Michael Liu | Chief Financial Officer, Fubonn Shopping Center

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

Vice Chair of Membership
Art Avitia | Senior Relationship Manager, Bank of America

Downtown Portland Clean & Safe Representative
Cindy Laurila | Senior Manager, Real Estate Services, World Trade Center Portland

Manufacturing Representative
Jeff Deitrick | Vice President, Oregon Division, Swire Coca-Cola

Julia Banks | Vice President Downtown Portland District Manager, Wells Fargo

Scott Bolton | Senior Vice President, External Affairs & Customer Solutions, Pacific Power

Ellie Booth | Public Policy (Western Region), Amazon

Frank Burkhartsmeyer | Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, NW Natural
Justin Delaney | Vice President, External Affairs, Marketing and Associate Counsel, The Standard

Stacey Dodson | Market President - Oregon & SW Washington, U.S. Bank
Lisa Murphy | Senior Vice President & Chief of Staff, Cambia Health Solutions

Chris Oxley | Senior Vice President & General Manager of Rose Quarter Operations, Portland Trail Blazers
Melissa Vaillancourt | U.S. States & Local Director, Government & Public Affairs, Nike

Andrew Hoan | President & CEO, Portland Business Alliance

Board Member

Mark Anderson | Market Lead, 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 | President, Springboard Group
Candace Beeke | Publisher, Portland Business Journal
David Chown | Vice President, Chown Hardware
Craig Christenson | Senior Vice President, Commercial Banking, Columbia Bank
Dick Clark | CEO, The Portland Clinic
Andrew Colas | President, Colas Construction Inc.
Ralph Cole | Director, Equity Strategy & Portfolio Management, Ferguson Wellman Capital Management
Jonathan Dale | Executive Vice President, Regional Executive Middle Market Banking-PNW, Umpqua Bank
Nima Darabi | Vice President, Hoffman Construction Company
Troy Dickson | Senior Vice President - Oregon Manager, Howard S. Wright
Diane Economaki | President, Fuze7 Marketing
Steve Fein | Regional Managing Partner, Moss Adams
Ted Fettig | Market Manager, Oregon & SW Washington, KeyBank
Dan Field | Executive Director, Community Health & External Affairs, Kaiser Permanente
Nick Fritel | Chief Financial Officer, TMT Development
Bret Gelber | Managing Director, CFO & Enterprise Value, Accenture
Patrick Gilligan | Executive Vice President, Lincoln Property Company
Alan Goldsmith | Vice President of Business, Comcast
Matt Goodman | Co-President, Downtown Development Group
John Grossi | Chief Financial Officer, Alpha Media
James Harker | Chief Population Health Officer, Providence Health & Services
Deborah Herron | Director of Public Affairs and Government Relations, Walmart
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
Debbie Hutchins | Vice President, Business Development, Skanska
J.T. Hutchinson | Regional President, Head of Corporate Banking - Oregon & SW Washington, PNC
Amir Johnson | Director, External & Legislative Affairs, AT&T
Kathleen Kee | Senior Wealth Advisor, Buckingham Strategic Wealth
Tony Kopki | Vice President of Commercial Programs & Southern Oregon Regional Director , PacificSource
Dana Krawczuk | Partner, 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.
Merrin Permut | Vice President, Population Health and Payor Strategy, Legacy Health
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
Chris Taylor | Renewable Energy & Housing - Treasury, Google
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

Caity Benson | Digital Marketing Specialist, AAA-Oregon
Örn Bodvarsson | Dean, Willamette University
Kimberly Branam | Executive Director, Prosper Portland
Monique Claiborne | President & CEO, Greater Portland Inc.
Sam Desue | General Manager, TriMet
Jim Etzel | CEO, Sport Oregon
Jane Gordon | Vice Provost for Portland - Office of Academic Affairs & Administration, University of Oregon
Gisel Hillner | Director, National Commercial Banking & Healthcare Leading Specialist, Bank of the West
Keith Leavitt | Chief Trade & Equitable Development Officer, Port of Portland
Jeff Miller | President & CEO, Travel Portland
Mark Mitsui | President, Portland Community College
Nagi Naganathan | President, Oregon Institute of Technology
Partners in Diversity Representative
Steve Nakana | Social Equity Program Manager, Port of Portland
Skip Newberry | President & CEO, Technology Association of Oregon
Stephen Percy | Interim President, Portland State University
Courtney Posey | Store Manager, Nordstrom
Lance Randall | Executive Director, Black Business Association - Oregon
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 Foundation