Portland Business Alliance announces Public Service Training class of 2020



Portland Business Alliance announces Public Service Training class of 2020

The Portland Business Alliance is excited to welcome the Public Service Training class of 2020.

Class of 2020
Ahmed Al-Zubaidi – Arabic House Organization
Dan Blair – United Employers Association
Corey Brooks – Digital Current
Elise Cordle Kennedy – Oregon Housing and Community Services
Shawn Daley – Concordia University
Erik Granum – Urban Development + Partners
James Hein – Tonkon Torp LLP
Katharine Hoehne – Hubbell Communications
Michael Jonas – Rational Unicorn Legal Services
Anna Kurnizki – Community Warehouse
Alexa Morris – The Salvation Army of Cascade Division
Cristal Otero – Cities of Fairview and Wood Village Municipalities
Nupur Patel – News Bling
Justin Peters – Partners in Diversity
Phil Potter – Henningsen Cold Storage
Ciara Pressler – PREGAME
Andrew Proctor – Literary Arts
Nicole Shaddy – C+C PR & Social Marketing
Caitlin Upshaw – Portland Center Stage at The Armory
Byron Vaughn
Margot Wheeler – Multnomah County Department of Human Services & Miss M LLC
Keith Wilson – Titan Freight Systems

Public Service Training is a six-month program designed for established and emerging community leaders who have a desire to serve on government boards and commissions, or run for public office.

The 22 participants in the cohort represent a diverse array of backgrounds and levels of experience, with nonprofit leaders, entrepreneurs, and small business owners represented.

Over the course of six training days, participants will hear from business and community leaders, as well as Portland Business Alliance staff and other experts on our region. The program will kick off on Oct. 4 with a welcome from House Majority Leader, Rep. Barbara Smith Warner and a presentation from John Tapogna, president of ECONorthwest. Other featured speakers during the October program day will include Metro Councilor Juan Carlos González; Rep. Rob Nosse; Partners in Diversity executive director, Mari Watanabe; and TriMet board member, Travis Stovall.