Leadership Portland class of 2023

Leadership Portland Class of 2023 Graduates Program

June 2023

Congratulations to the latest cohort of Leadership Portland participants, who completed the program and graduated on Thursday, June 8, 2023!

Leadership Portland class of 2023 celebrates atop the NW Natural building in Portland, Oregon

Leadership Portland is the Chamber’s long-standing civic engagement program, helping Portland professionals understand the institutions and critical issues impacting our region. Over the past 22 years, more than 600 local professionals have completed the Leadership Portland program.

The Leadership Portland class of 2023, one of our largest cohorts ever, joined the long list program alumni at a graduation ceremony on the rooftop of the NW Natural building.

(A huge thanks to NW Natural for sponsoring the Leadership Portland program!)

Kali Thorne Ladd, Chief Executive Officer at the Children’s Institute, joined the celebration as a guest speaker, sharing words of wisdom to the graduates.

Leadership Portland Class of 2023

  • Wade Adeogun, PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Ryan Bennett, PNC Bank
  • Jennifer Blythe, Swire Coca-Cola
  • Rachel DeRosia, Portland General Electric
  • Gillian Eubanks, Columbia Trust
  • Leslie Foren, Cambia Health Solutions
  • Elizabeth Fox, Percipio Consulting Group
  • Danielle Hart, Ferguson Wellman Capital Management
  • Karl Hausafus, Arnerich Massena
  • Maika Janat-Vennemann, Sport Oregon
  • Robert Jepsen, Lease Crutcher Lewis
  • Michael Jonas, Rational Unicorn Legal Services
  • Gabrielle Kliewer, SAIF
  • Jake Krummel, iQ Credit Union
  • Patricia Lambe, Moss Adams
  • Jamaal Lane, Champions Barbering Institute
  • Kimberly Langdon, Oregonian Media Group
  • Nathaniel Levy, Miller Nash
  • Sara Lockwood-Morales, Portland Timbers and Thorns FC
  • Amanda Lowthian, Travel Portland
  • Christina Luethe, Skamania Lodge
  • Alejandro Mariscal-Salazar, Willamette University MBA for Professionals
  • TJ McHugh, City of Portland – Office of Commissioner Dan Ryan
  • Laura McMahon, Providence Health & Services
  • Katie Mongue, Portland Business Alliance
  • Chris Mueller, University of Oregon Athletics – The Duck Athletic Fund
  • David Murray, Brown & Brown
  • Catherine Potter, Kaiser Permanente
  • Chelsea Punian, Gard Communications
  • Matthew Rissi, Wells Fargo – Commercial Banking
  • Joseph Rose, Yasuke Commons
  • Katherine Rosenbaum, NW Natural
  • Roger Schliecher II, Umpqua Bank
  • Arsalan Shah, Central City Concern
  • Monald Sharma, U.S. Bank
  • Erin Stutesman, Prichard Communications
  • Andrea Tichy, Portland Opera
  • JC Vannatta, TriMet
  • Mark Wells, Downtown Portland Clean & Safe
  • Shannon West, Wyse Real Estate Advisors
  • Keith Wilson, TITAN Freight Systems
  • Asia Wisecarver, Playworks Pacific NW

Thank you to our Leadership Portland Program Sponsor

Leadership Portland is made possible, in part, through the support of:

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