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 Senior 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  |  Andrew Schpak, Barran Liebman (Class of 2016)
  • PROGRAM DAY CHAIR  |  Gisel Hillner, Bank of the West (Class of 2011)
  • RECRUITMENT CHAIR  |  Jordan Elliott, NAI Elliott (Class of 2018)
  • COMMUNICATIONS CO-CHAIR  |  Mark Adams, CMD (Class of 2011)
  • COMMUNICATIONS CO-CHAIR  |  Madeline Turnock, Concordia University (Class of 2018)
  • SOCIAL CHAIR  |  Sandra Kaufman, Portland Business Alliance (Class of 2017)
  • MEMBER-AT-LARGE  |  Matt Kolasinski, Hillsboro Hops (Class of 2018)
  • MEMBER-AT-LARGE  |  Mary Gordon, The Standard (Class of 2018)
  • MEMBER-AT-LARGE  |  Karl Choltus, Brown & Brown Northwest (Class of 2018)
  • PAST CHAIR  |  Laura Shipley, Bank of America Merrill Lynch (Class of 2016)