Leadership Portland Alumni Association (LPAA)

The goal of the Leadership Portland Alumni Association (LPAA) is to provide engagement opportunities to individuals who have graduated from the program to continue to refine their leadership skills and contribute to the community.

For questions, please contact:
Hillary Patterson, Director, Leadership Programs, 503-552-6741

Core purposes

1. ​​Support the Leadership Portland program

2. Provide ongoing opportunities for networking among graduates

3. Provide continuing education for graduates

4. Undertake activities benefiting the community

LPAA Board of Directors

  • CHAIR  |  Gisel Hillner, Bank of the West (Class of 2011)
  • PAST CHAIR  |  Andrew Schpak, Barran Liebman (Class of 2016)
  • ALUMNI IMPACT PROJECT CO-CHAIR  |  Andrew Speer, Portland General Electric (Class of 2020)
  • ALUMNI IMPACT PROJECT CO-CHAIR  |  Laura Shipley, Bank of America Merrill Lynch (Class of 2016)
  • COMMUNICATIONS CHAIR  |  Samantha Ridderbusch, Lumen Technologies (Class of 2018)
  • ENGAGEMENT CO-CHAIR  |  Karl Choltus, Brown & Brown Northwest (Class of 2018)
  • ENGAGEMENT CO-CHAIR  |  Will Fruhwirth, Willamette University Atkinson School of Business (Class of 2020)
  • MEMBER-AT-LARGE  |  Vivek Kothari, Markowitz Herbold (Class of 2019)
  • MEMBER-AT-LARGE  |  Dan Schienman, Portland Trail Blazers (Class of 2014)
  • PROGRAMS CO-CHAIR  |  Kyle Baisch, Pacific West Bank (Class of 2015)
  • PROGRAMS CO-CHAIR  |  Shawn Daley, George Fox University (Class of 2019)
  • RECRUITMENT CO-CHAIR  |  Nina Carlson, NW Natural (Class of 2020)
  • RECRUITMENT CO-CHAIR  |  Steve Miller, Brown & Brown NW Insurance (Class of 2020)
  • SOCIAL CHAIR  |  Matt Kolasinski, Hillsboro Hops (Class of 2018)