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:
Karen VanVleck, Board Liaison, at

Executive Committee

Vanessa Sturgeon | President & CEO, TMT Development

Mike Golub | President, Business Operations, Portland Timbers Soccer

Chair Emeritus
Dave Robertson | Vice President Public Policy, Portland General Electric

Treasurer/Manufacturing Representative
Jack Isselmann | Senior Vice President, External Affairs & Programs, The Greenbrier Companies

Richelle Luther | Senior Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer, Columbia Sportswear Co.

Vice Chair for Membership
Stacey Dodson | Market President - Portland & SW Washington, U.S. Bank

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

Vice Chair for Marketing & Communications
John Maher | President, Oregonian Media Group

Vice Chair for Central City
Dan McMillan | Vice President, Employee Benefits, The Standard

Small Business Representative
Diane Economaki | President, Fuze7 Marketing

Janet Campbell | Vice President/Chief of Staff, Cambia Health Solutions
Deborah Herron | Director of Public Affairs and Government Relations, Walmart

Chris Oxley | Senior Vice President & General Manager of Rose Quarter Operations, Portland Trail Blazers
Alando Simpson | Vice President, City of Roses Disposal & Recycling, Inc.

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

Andrew Hoan | President & CEO, Portland Business Alliance

Board Member

Peter Andrews | Executive Vice President of Brokerage, Melvin Mark Companies
Brett Baker | General Manager, Austin Industries
Bob Berkey | Managing Director, Accenture - Portland Metro
Scott Bolton | Senior Vice President, External Affairs & Customer Solutions, Pacific Power
Julia Brim-Edwards | Senior Director, Global Strategies & Operations, Government & Public Affairs, Nike
Frank Burkhartsmeyer | Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, NW Natural
Ana Chaud | Founder & CEO, Garden Bar
David Chown | Vice President, Chown Hardware
Dick Clark | CEO, The Portland Clinic
Andrew Colas | President, Colas Construction Inc.
Kathryn Correia | President & CEO, Legacy Health
Graciela Cowger | Chief Executive Officer, Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt, P.C.
Nima Darabi | Vice President, Hoffman Construction Company
Lisa Decker | Senior Vice President, Market Manager, Alpha Media
Jeff Deitrick | Vice President, Oregon Division, Swire CocaCola
Troy Dickson | Senior Vice President - Oregon Manager, Howard S. Wright
Chris Elsenbach | Managing Director, JLL
Dan Field | Executive Director, Community Health & External Affairs, Kaiser Permanente
Marc Fovinci | Principal, Fixed Income Strategy & Portfolio Management, Ferguson Wellman Capital Management
Jim Francesconi | Vice President of Public Policy, Moda Health
April Furth | Vice President Store Manager, Macy's
Jessica Getman | President, Brown & Brown Northwest Insurance
Patrick Gilligan | Executive Vice President, Lincoln Property Company
Matt Goodman | Vice President, Downtown Development Group
Dave Hansen | Senior Vice President, Market Regional Manager, Columbia Bank
James Harker | Chief Strategy Officer – Oregon, Providence Health & Services
Jared Holum | President and Shareholder, Perkins & Company
Michael Hurley | President Middle Market Banking - Oregon & SW Washington, JPMorgan Chase
Alisa Johnston | Vice President, Business Banking Manager, Wells Fargo
Don Krahmer Jr. | Shareholder/Partner, Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt, P.C.
Victoria Lara | CEO, Lara Media Services
Tim Leavitt | Director, SW Washington Operations, OTAK
Michael Liu | Financial Officer, Fubonn Shopping
Rodrigo Lopez | Regional Senior Vice President, Comcast
Jill Mackie | Senior Vice President, Public Affairs, Vigor Industrial
Courtney Martin | Global Public Affairs, Intel Corporation
Sara Leigh Medley | Director, Risk Assurance, PricewaterhouseCoopers
Deirdre Molander | Strategic Business Development, Precision Castparts Corp.
Brian Rice | Managing Director/Business Banking, First Republic Bank
Steve Roselli | Senior Vice President - Regional Manager, Harsch Investment Properties
Tony Rost | Chief Technology Officer, Metal Toad
Peter Saba | Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary, Schnitzer Steel
Abby Sears | CEO, OCHIN
Dave Shotwell | Executive Vice President - Chief Credit Officer, Umpqua Bank
Chris Swindell | Senior Vice President & Market Executive, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
David Thompson | General Counsel, Cura Cannabis Solutions
Sharon Thomson | Executive Vice President - Community Strategy & Marketing, PacificSource Health Plans
Robert Van Brocklin | Partner, Stoel Rives, LLP
Sean Waters | Director, Product Compliance & Regulatory Affairs, Daimler Trucks North America
Caleb Weaver | Public Affairs, Uber Technologies, Inc.
Michelle Weisenbach | Market President - Oregon & SW Washington, KeyBank
Craig Wessel | Publisher, Portland Business Journal
Charles Wilhoite | Managing Director, Willamette Management Associates
Mark Anderson | Senior Water Resources Engineer, Jacobs
Albena Ingalsbe | General Manager, CenturyLink

Ex-Officio Members

Mike Andreasen | Vice President - University Advancement, University of Oregon
Kimberly Branam | Executive Director, Prosper Portland
Mike Hand | Dean, Willamette University MBA
Doug Kelsey | General Manager, TriMet
Kristen Leonard | Chief Public Affairs Officer, Port of Portland
Jeff Miller | President & CEO, Travel Portland
Matt Miller | Interim President & CEO, Greater Portland, Inc.
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
Sandra Rollinson | General Manager, Pioneer Place Retail
Leadership Portland Alumni Association Representative
Andrew Schpak | Co-Managing Partner, Barran Liebman
Connie Seeley | Chief Administrative Officer, Oregon Health & Science University
Dr. Rachel Solotaroff | President & CEO, Central City Concern
Emerging Professionals of Portland Representative
Karly Tarsia | Assistant Account Executive, LANE
Madeline Turnock | Strategic Communications & Partnerships Advisor, Concordia University