Chamber announces new 2024-2025 chair and board members

July 2024

On July 1, the Portland Metro Chamber welcomed new board chair, Will Rasmussen of Miller Nash and several new members to its executive committee and board of directors. Will is a Partner at Miller Nash, a law firm that has practiced for more than 150 year with offices spanning the west coast.

The Portland Metro Chamber board of directors leads decision-making efforts for the 2,300 plus member-based organization, including advocacy, financial accountability, and member recruitment and retention. As the Chamber celebrates this annual changing of the guard, five will join the Chamber’s executive committee, four join the board as voting members, and three join in a non-voting role as ex-officio board members.

The Chamber welcomes the following Executive Committee members into new roles:

  • CHAIR: Will Rasmussen, Miller Nash
  • CHAIR ELECT: Michael Liu, Fubonn Shopping Center
  • CHAIR EMERITUS: Alando Simpson, COR
  • TREASURER: Liz Fuller, Gard Communications
  • SECRETARY & STRATEGIC PLAN: Lisa Murphy, Cambia Health Solutions
  • VICE CHAIR, CENTRAL CITY: Peter Andrews, Melvin Mark
  • VICE CHAIR, MEMBERSHIP & EVENTS: Andrew Colas, Colas Construction
  • MEMBER-AT-LARGE: Ryan Chieffo, The Standard
  • MEMBER-AT-LARGE: Dr. John Coy, Google
  • MEMBER-AT-LARGE: Graciela Cowger Gomez, Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt
  • MEMBER-AT-LARGE: Kristen Sheeran, Portland General Electric
  • DOWNTOWN PORTLAND CLEAN & SAFE REP.: Tessa Peterson, Kimpton Hotels

The Chamber welcomes the following new board members:

  • Jessica Getman, Brown & Brown (returning)
  • Chad Melvin, Kaiser Permanente
  • Jordan Mitchell, Airbnb
  • Karen Vineyard, Bank of America

The Chamber welcomes the following new ex-officio board members:

  • Dr. Robin Baker, George Fox University
  • Dr. Romana Autrey, Willamette University
  • Ursula Arlauskas, Community Foundation for SW Washington


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