Welcome to the team...



Welcome to the team...

The Portland Business Alliance is excited to welcome new faces to its team and celebrate the promotion of one of its own.

We are excited to welcome two new faces to the Alliance: Shay Peterson and Erin Bothwell.

Shay joins the team as a marketing and communications coordinator for the Alliance, assisting in the storytelling and promotion of members, and Alliance events. She recently moved to Portland from Bismarck, North Dakota, where she worked for the Bismarck Mandan Chamber EDC as the Membership Engagement Director. In her previous role, Shay found her passion for the Chamber of Commerce world.

Erin joins us as the administrative assistant for membership services at the Alliance and Downtown Portland Clean & Safe. Prior to joining the team, she worked at C+C and Dove Lewis. Erin grew up in Vancouver, Washington and attended the University of Portland, where she worked in the student newsroom and got her start managing social media and content.

We are also excited to share the promotions of one of our own –Ashleen McGirk.

Ashleen now serves as our membership relations management coordinator. She originally joined the Alliance in August 2019 as the administrative assistant for membership services and for Downtown Portland Clean & Safe.