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 Portland Business Alliance's Leadership Portland program to continue to refine their leadership skills and contribute to the community. The Alumni Association coordinates four functions a year for the alumni, two continuing education classes and two social events.

For questions, please contact:
Mari Watanabe, Leadership Portland Program Director, 503-552-6775

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  |  Laura Shipley, Umpqua Bank (Class of 2016)
  • PROGRAM DAY CHAIR  |  Mark Adams, CMD Agency (Class of 2011)
  • RECRUITMENT CHAIR  |  Perry Jaqua, Kaiser Permanente (Class of 2014)
  • COMMUNICATIONS CHAIR  |  Dean Hess, Nike (Class of 2014)
  • SOCIAL CHAIR  |  Oceah Clark-Kasperzyk, Obility (Class of 2014)
  • MEMBER-AT-LARGE  |  Sandra Kaufman, Portland Business Alliance (Class of 2017)
  • MEMBER-AT-LARGE  |  Andrew Schpak, Barran Liebman LLp (Class of 2017)
  • PAST CHAIR  |  Cyrus Vafi, Banner Bank (Class of 2009)

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