Alliance announces Leadership Portland class of 2021

Alliance announces Leadership Portland class of 2021

The Portland Business Alliance is proud to announce the Leadership Portland class for 2021. This class of 28 participants will kick off their year this Thursday and Friday, October 29 and 30, with a special hybrid retreat of in-person and online sessions to start the nine-month program.

This program year will be unlike any other previous years as the program takes COVID-19 restrictions into consideration.

During the nine-month program, participants develop an increased awareness of how business, government, and community sectors work together to achieve common goals, as well as advanced skills in team management, critical and creative thinking, and problem-solving. 


Hilary Alter, Urban Renaissance Group
Joe Benz, Brown & Brown NW Insurance
Ryan Chieffo, The Standard
Abby Drago-Berg, Oregonian Media Group
Michael Drennan, KeyBank
Sarah Flanagan, Intel Corporation
Jason Frankel, Key Bank
Amy Frazier, The Boeing Company
Evan Green, Portland State University
Tyler Harkness, Tonkon Torp LLP
Mike Hettick, Portland Trail Blazers
Jon Isaacs, Portland Business Alliance
Tabitha Jensen, New Avenues for Youth
Andrew Kirkland, Swire Coca Cola
Alex Kocher, Portland Timbers & Thorns FC
Antonio Lara, Lara Media Services
Ann McQuesten, Perkins Coie LLP
Andrea Platt, Portland General Electric
Cayce Renshall, CenturyLink
Allison Reynolds, Stoel Rives LLP
Christopher Roberts, Vista Capital Partners
Nick Robinson, Columbia Bank
Elaine Schooler, SAIF Corporation
Sarah Shipe, Girl Scouts of Oregon and Southwest Washington
Monica Solano-Molina, Cambia Health Solutions
Beth Swanson, Willamette University, MBA for Professionals
Andrew Thompson, Gard Communications
Stefanie Week, NW Natural

Leadership Portland participants are selected based on a set of criteria, including a demonstrated commitment to the community, and a wide variety of skills and interests.