Leadership Portland Spotlight: Beth Swanson

Leadership Portland Spotlight: Beth Swanson

Name: Beth Swanson
Company: Willamette University MBA for Professionals Program
Job: Assistant Director of Recruitment

Why Beth got involved in Leadership Portland: I applied to Leadership Portland because I love living and working in Portland and I want to learn more about the City of Portland and its needs so that I could become a difference maker in the future.

Why it’s important: Like most major metropolitan areas, the Portland community faces serious challenges in the future socially, economically, and ecologically. Having visionary leaders who understand the needs and the resources available to solve them is critical.

Why Beth loves Portland: My favorite thing about the Portland Region is the beauty of the natural surroundings, such as the trails, lakes, rivers, mountains and
the beach, as well as the breathtaking views of downtown Portland from the many bridges that cross the Willamette River.
Another passion that I have is volunteering to serve the hungry in Portland.

Fun Fact: I love dogs and have two bulldogs at home who keep me on my toes with their antics!

About Leadership Portland
Leadership Portland is a Portland Business Alliance program that broadens the perspectives of business leaders on the most critical issues facing our region while giving back through the program's community Impact Projects. Learn more at https://portlandalliance.com/programs/leadership-portland.html.