The St Johns Bridge in North Portland with a lovely cloudy background
Board of Directors

Guided by our membership

The Chamber is governed by a 75-voting-member board of directors, representing a diverse group of companies, industries, and business interests. The board is actively involved in decision making regarding our advocacy efforts, financial health, programming, and membership recruitment and retention.

Executive Committee

Alando Simpson

Alando Simpson


Chief Executive Officer, COR


William Rasmussen

Chair Elect

Administrative Law Partner, Miller Nash

Jessica Getman of Brown & Brown

Jessica Getman

Chair Emeritus

President, Brown & Brown

Liz Fuller

Liz Fuller


President and Chief Executive Officer, Gard Communications

Michael Liu

Michael Liu


Chief Financial Officer, Fubonn Shopping Center

Graciela Cowger

Graciela Cowger

Vice Chair, Central City

Chief Executive Officer, Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt

Peter Andrews

Peter Andrews

Vice Chair, Government Affairs

Executive Vice President, Melvin Mark Brokerage Company

Art Avitia

Art Avitia

Vice Chair, Membership & Events

Senior Relationship Manager, Bank of America

Victoria Lara

Victoria Lara

Vice Chair, Marketing & Communications

Chief Executive Officer, Lara Media Services

Vanessa Sturgeon

Vanessa Sturgeon

Downtown Portland Clean & Safe Representative

President & Chief Executive Officer, TMT Development

Courtney Martin

Courtney Martin

Manufacturing Representative

Public Affairs Director, Oregon & California – Global Public Affairs, Intel

Andrew Colas

Andrew Colas

Small Business Representative

President, Colas Construction

Julia Banks

Julia Banks

Vice President Downtown Portland District Manager, Wells Fargo

Ellie Booth

Ellie Booth

Public Policy (Western Region), Amazon

Justin Delaney

Justin Delaney

Vice President, External Affairs, Marketing and Associate Counsel, The Standard

Angelica Espinosa

Angelica Espinosa

Senior Vice President and Chief Legal and Compliance Officer, Portland General Electric

Lisa Murphy

Lisa Murphy

Senior Vice President & Chief of Staff, Cambia Health

Melissa Vaillancourt

Melissa Vaillancourt

Senior Director, North America Government & Public Affairs, NIKE

Ryan Flynn

Ryan Flynn

Senior Vice President & Chief Legal Officer, PacifiCorp

Kathryn Williams

Kathryn Williams

Vice President, Chief Public Affairs and Sustainability Officer, Northwest Natural

Board Members

Jules Bailey

Chief Executive Officer, OBRC

Brett Baker

President, Springboard Group

Robin Beavers

Vice President of Community & Social Impact, Timbers/Thorns

Candace Beeke

Publisher & President, Portland Business Journal

David Booth

Executive Vice President, Sales & Commercialization, Tillamook County Creamery Association

Harry Cheema

Public Affairs Program Manager, Alaska Airlines

David Chown

Owner, Chown Hardware

Ralph Cole

Executive Vice President, Equity Strategy and Portfolio Management, Ferguson Wellman Wealth Management

John Coy

Head of Critical/Technical Learning & Development, Google Data Centers, Google

Jonathan Dale

Executive Vice President, Regional Executive Middle Market Banking – PNW, Umpqua Bank

Nima Darabi

Vice President, Hoffman Construction

Saskia De Boer

Partner, Stoel Rives

Troy Dickson

Senior Vice President, Oregon Manager, Howard S. Wright

Travis Drilling

Senior Vice President, Market Leader, Lincoln Property Group

Diane Economaki

President, Fuze 7 Marketing

Elizabeth Edwards

Director of Government Relations, Kaiser Permanente

Ted Fettig

Market Manager, Oregon & SW Washington, Key Bank

Regena Frieden

Chief of Staff, Providence Health Plan

Nick Fritel

Chief Financial Officer, TMT Development

Allen Fore

Vice President, Public Affairs, Kinder Morgan

Matt Goodman

Co-President, Downtown Development Group

Jason Green

Managing Director, CBRE

John Grossi

Chief Financial Officer, Alpha Media

Dave Hansen

Manager, Columbia Willamette Market Region, Columbia Bank

James Harker

Chief Population Health Officer, Providence Healthcare System

Travis Harper

Wealth Advisor, Buckingham Strategic Wealth

Marion Haynes

Vice President, External Affairs, Comcast

Deborah Herron

Director, Public Affairs and State & Local Government Relations, Walmart

Jared Holum

President, Perkins & Company

Michael Hurley

Market Executive, Managing Director, JP Morgan Chase

Debbie Hutchins

Vice President, Business Development, Skanska

J.T.  Hutchinson

Regional President, Head of Corporate Banking – Oregon & SW Washington, PNC

Amir Johnson

Director of External & Legislative Affairs, AT&T Oregon

Matt Keating

Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers

Tony Kopki

Vice President, Commercial Programs, PacificSource

Natalie King

Senior Vice President, Communications, Trail Blazers

Nolan Leinhart

Principal and Director of Planning & Urban Design, ZGF Architecture

Cheryl Linder

Managing Director, Accenture

John Maher

President, The Oregonian

Brianne Margolin

Senior Vice President, Commercial Banking Relationship Manager, US Bank

Patrick Menzies

Chief Executive Officer, The Portland Clinic

Parna Mehrbani

Partner, Tonkon Torp

Molly Mavrolas

Corporate Affairs, Adidas Americas

Deirdre Molander

Vice President, PCC Structurals, Precision Castparts Corp

Merrin Permut

Vice President, Legacy Health System

Jennifer Price

Partner in Charge, Moss Adams

Steve Roselli

Senior Vice President, Schnitzer Properties

Andrew Schpak

Co-Managing Partner, Barran Liebman

Benton Strong

Director, Public Affairs, Vigor

Matt Vaughn

Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Schnitzer Steel

Sean Waters

Vice President, Product Compliance and Regulatory, Daimler Trucks

Rich White

Manager, Boeing

Charles Wilhoite

Managing Director, Willamette Management Associates

Orlando Williams

Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Motus

Ex-Officio Members

Kyle Baisch

Vice President, Commercial Relationship Officer, Pacific West Bank

Adrien Bennings

President, Portland Community College

Ӧrn Bodvarsson

Dean, Willamette University

Emerald Bogue

Director, Policy & Regional Affairs, Port of Portland

Kimberly Branam

Executive Director, Prosper Portland

Monique Claiborne

President & Chief Executive Officer, Greater Portland Inc.

Ann Cudd

President, Portland State University

Owen Ronchelli

Program Director, Go Lloyd

Jessica Curtis

General Manager, Brookfield Properties

Sam Desue

General Manager, TriMet

Melinda Rogers

Vice President and Chief Human Resources and Diversity Officer, NW Natural

Jim Etzel

Chief Executive Officer, Sport Oregon

Jane Gordon

Vice Provost for Portland, University of Oregon

Michelle Holen

Chief Executive Officer, Portland Metropolitan Association of Realtors

Keith Leavitt

Chief Trade & Equitable Development Officer, Port of Portland

Nate McCoy

President and Chief Executive Officer, National Association of Minority Contractors- Oregon

Andy Mendenhall

President & Chief Executive Officer, Central City Concern

Jeff Miller

President, Travel Portland

Nagi Naganathan

President, Oregon Institute of Technology

Skip Newberry

President & Chief Executive Officer, Technology Association of Oregon

Lance Randall

Executive Director, Black Business Association of Oregon

Connie Seeley

Chief of Staff, Executive Vice President & Chief Administrative Staff, OHSU

Lisa Skari

President, Mt. Hood Community College

Kristin Watkins

Vice President, Donor Engagement, Oregon State University

Jonathan Whitmore

Development Manager, Youth Villages

Contact Us

The Portland Metro Chamber Board of Directors represents the overall policies, priorities, and initiatives of the organization at-large, as well as its membership.

Reach out to PMC