Andrew Hoan became president and CEO of the Portland Business Alliance and the Portland Metro Chamber on June 18, 2018.
Prior to joining, Andrew was president and CEO of the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce. Before his tenure at the Brooklyn Chamber, he worked in the Office of the Brooklyn Borough President where he directed capital spending and economic development policy. Andrew moved to New York through participation in a national service year as an AmeriCorps VISTA member, helping New Yorkers seek free civil legal help at the New York Legal Assistance Group, and went on to develop corporate programming for the largest provider of homeless services in New York City, Volunteers of America.
Andrew has been an appointee to several agencies and authorities throughout his career, and in Portland has served on Mayor Ted Wheeler’s Council of Economic Advisors, Metro Council President Lynn Peterson’s President’s Council, Multnomah County’s Preschool for All Taskforce, and co-chair of Former Commissioner JoAnn Hardesty’s Small Business Committee. Presently, he serves on the boards of directors of All Hands Raised, the Black Business Association of Oregon, Cascadia Innovation Corridor, Greater Portland Inc., Oregon Business & Industry, Sports Oregon, Travel Portland, and is the treasurer of the Portland Economic Investment Corporation.
He holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the University of Wisconsin and a Masters of Urban Planning from New York University.
A newer arrival to Portland from Brooklyn, New York, Andrew is a Milwaukee, Wisconsin native. His wife, Karina, is a doctor at the Portland Clinic in Downtown Portland, and they live with their sons, Theodore and Rocco, and daughter Aria in Southwest Portland.