Vice President, Strategic Partnerships

Ben Forstag


Ben Forstag joined the Portland Metro Chamber in December 2019 and serves as vice president of strategic partnerships. In his role, Ben manages the membership and event departments, ensuring the Alliance remains responsive to members’ needs.

Ben has a professional background in business development, organizational management, communications, marketing, and technology integration. Prior to joining the Alliance, he was the managing director of Mac’s List, a Portland-based talent recruitment website, and a communications professional in the nonprofit health care sector.

Ben has a bachelor’s and master’s degree in political science, both from American University in Washington, D.C. He spends his free time gardening, restoring antiques, “fixing” his 1977 MGB, and chasing his three kids and two Golden Retrievers around Portland’s Rose City Park neighborhood. And, even after 40 years of heartbreak, he’s still an avid fan of the Cleveland Guardians.