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The GPI team is committed to making Greater Portland a better place to live and work through targeted recruitment and expansion of new businesses to, and the retention of existing businesses, in the region. We provide resources for businesses to make informed location decisions on why Greater Portland is THE place to grow. 

At GPI, we celebrate and are motivated by people from all walks of life; we honor diverse cultures and individualism, and together we are focused on achieving economic prosperity for all across Greater Portland.


  • Brittany BagentVP of Strategy
    Brittany Bagent, VP of Strategy
    brittany.bagent@greaterportlandinc.com | 503.445.8065 ext. 107
    As Vice President of Strategy, Brittany brings 10 years of economic development and research experience to her work with bi-state partners across the region. In partnership with Metro, Brittany developed the Greater Portland Economic Recovery Plan, which envisions the region recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic stronger, more resilient, and more equitable with an urgent focus on building opportunities for BIPOC individuals and their businesses, as they have been hit hardest. She is also developing the region’s next Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) which will establish an economic blueprint for the region.

    Before coming to GPI, Brittany developed and implemented the comprehensive economic development plan for Clark County, WA while working for the Columbia River Economic Development Council (CREDC). Prior to that, she worked as an urban planning consultant supporting clients in and around Chicago to advance effective development recommendations and powerful fiscal tools.

    Hailing from the Midwest, Brittany has an undergraduate degree in urban & regional planning from Miami University (Ohio) and a graduate degree in urban planning & policy from the University of Illinois at Chicago. When not planning for our region's future, Brittany enjoys a good hike and a piney IPA with her husband and two young sons.
  • Monique ClaibornePresident & CEO
    Monique Claiborne, President & CEO
    monique.claiborne@greaterportlandinc.com | 503.308.9550
    Monique brings 15 years of experience to GPI from her previous roles in business recruitment, government and finance.

    Monique was selected as GPI’s new president & CEO after a national search, and assumed the role at a time when strong economic development leadership was crucial to the region’s recovery. Monique is leading the organization into a new era, overseeing GPI’s efforts to grow jobs and investment in Greater Portland and ensuring the region’s economic development strategy paves the way for prosperity for all.

    Prior to joining GPI, Monique was the founder of The Kenley Group, a Portland-based consulting firm where she advised and strategized with nonprofits and municipalities nationwide. Her previous roles included legislative operations chief financial officer for the City of Detroit, business attraction manager for the Detroit Regional Chamber and state and local tax consultant for Ernst & Young, specializing in tax credits and incentives.

    Monique holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration and finance from the University of Michigan and a master’s degree in international public policy from University College London. She has traveled to more than 50 countries.

    Monique is deeply invested in the Greater Portland community, and serves on the board of directors for the Portland Business Alliance and Planned Parenthood Columbia Willamette. She is also passionate about ending mass incarceration. Prior to the pandemic, Monique volunteered at Coffee Creek Correctional Facility, Oregon’s only women’s prison, empowering women through entrepreneurship.
  • Amy JauronVP of Business Development
    Amy Jauron, VP of Business Development
    amy.jauron@greaterportlandinc.com | 503.445.8065, ext. 104
    As VP of Business Development, Amy brings 10 years of economic development and marketing experience to Greater Portland Inc. Amy leads GPI’s Business Development outreach including recruitment project management, outbound travel, and internal and external relationships. Before coming to GPI, she was the Economic Development Manager with Corvallis Benton County Economic Development Office where she helped define a community approach to proactive business engagement. She began her career as an AmeriCorps VISTA  volunteer with the McMinnville Economic Development Partnership where she managed marketing and community partnerships. Amy graduated from Oregon State University – Go Beavs!

    In 2016, Amy was named among a national group of “40 Under 40” by Development Counsellors International, aimed at recognizing rising talent in economic development. 

    Described by her peers as engaging, nimble, and a rabble-rouser, Amy enjoys travelling with her partner Aaron, fancy cocktails, and camping with her dog Gilly.

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  • Bret MarchantBusiness Development Coordinator
    Bret Marchant, Business Development Coordinator
    bret.marchant@greaterportlandinc.com | 503-445-8065 x103
    Bret Marchant has over 15 years of experience in economic development and community planning. Most recently, he was the Senior Director of Research & Data for the United Way in Winston-Salem, NC, working on investment strategies, program evaluation, and implementing an asset-based community development strategy focused on strengthening neighborhoods.

    Prior to United Way, Bret was the Director of Strategic Economic Development for the Winston-Salem Chamber of Commerce and worked on business retention and expansion, cluster-based development, and workforce attraction and retention. He has also worked for the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Planning Department and Market Street Services, an economic development consulting firm based in Atlanta.

    Bret has a master’s degree in city planning with a specialization in economic development from Georgia Tech, and a bachelor’s degree in economics from Wake Forest University. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners.

    Bret has lived in Portland for over four years. Outside of work, he enjoys exploring the Pacific Northwest, listening to live music, sampling a local beer, and still trying to play soccer and softball.
  • Anna MarumMarketing & Communications Manager
    Anna Marum, Marketing & Communications Manager
    anna.marum@greaterportlandinc.com | 503.445.8065 x 108
    As GPI's marketing and communciations manager, Anna tells the Greater Portland region's story by showcasing its advantages. She oversees the development of marketing strategies and content for GPI's events and campaigns, and manages the organization's social media and web presence. Anna also oversees communications to investors and outreach to local, national and international media.

    Before coming to GPI, she spent five years as a reporter at The Oregonian, where she covered business and state politics, among other beats. Anna grew up in Southwest Washington and is a proud graduate of Washington State University in Pullman, where she earned degrees in journalism and Spanish. Her passions outside of work include cycling, working on her cooking blog and scouring thrift shops for treasures.
  • Jocelyn SanchezOperations Manager & Executive Assistant
    Jocelyn Sanchez, Operations Manager & Executive Assistant
    jocelyn.sanchez@greaterportlandinc.com | 503.445.8065
    Jocelyn Sanchez joined the Greater Portland Inc team with prior experience in office management and administrative support. She recently relocated to Portland from West Chester, Pennsylvania. Jocelyn is a graduate of West Chester University of Pennsylvania with a degree in Communication Studies.
     
    In her free time she occupies herself with photography, videography, attending concerts, hiking and dance classes. She loves to try new things and is excited to live and work in a region with so many outlets of opportunity.
     
  • Now hiring: Graphic Designer & Social Media Coordinator
    Now hiring: Graphic Designer & Social Media Coordinator,
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    GRAPHIC DESIGNER & SOCIAL MEDIA COORDINATOR

    Hours: 20-25/week

    Pay: $22-$25/hour DOE

    Location: Remote/Portland

    Position Reports to: Marketing & Communications Manager

    About Greater Portland Inc

    We’re the region’s economic development organization working to attract new jobs and investment to the Portland-Vancouver metropolitan area.

    Our team is small but mighty, and our culture is built on a foundation of teamwork and entrepreneurial drive. We are a welcoming group that is quick to offer help when needed. We believe in our work and in economic development’s ability to make a positive impact in the region. But we also value a healthy work-life balance, and we love any excuse to celebrate (even virtually) as a team with games, takeout deliveries and care packages.

    Position Summary

    We are looking for a creative ace to tell the Greater Portland story to the world via impactful graphics and an engaging social media presence.

    Our ideal candidate will do this by:

    1. Producing eye-catching graphics for social media, web and print (70% of weekly duties)

    2. Elevating the regional brand through GPI’s social media channels (30% of weekly duties)

    This position supports all members of the GPI team, elevating both GPI’s brand and the region’s brand.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

    Graphic Design

    • Work with the Marketing & Communications Manager to develop and create compelling visual assets for the Business Development, Regional Strategy and Stakeholder Engagement departments

    • These assets will include social media graphics, email marketing assets, event flyers, website graphics, informational one-pagers, brochures, ads, proposals, reports, logos, icons and others as needed

    • Ensure all assets follow GPI’s brand guidelines and cohesively position Greater Portland as an appealing place to do business

    • Optimize assets for distinct platforms (e.g. web vs. print)

    • Deliver projects by specified deadlines

    • Work with the Marketing & Communications Manager to create and follow a schedule to update collateral on a regular basis

    Social Media

    • Engage and grow a diverse following on GPI’s social media channels: Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, Facebook, YouTube and others as appropriate

    • Share GPI wins and promote events to drive attendance

    • Support GPI investors by sharing their good news and events

    • Tell the Greater Portland story by sharing relevant business, industry and economic news and happenings

    Other duties as assigned

    Qualifications

    Required

    • Ability to produce visually striking content within brand guidelines and with a cohesive voice, look and feel

    • Excellent command of design principles

    • Extensive knowledge of Adobe Illustrator, InDesign and Photoshop

    • Experience using multiple social media platforms to market a product or service

    • Positive attitude and ability to work collaboratively in a team environment

    • Excellent time management skills

    • Strong writing skills

    • Detail-oriented

    Preferred

    • Two years’ experience creating graphics and managing social media for agency, brand and/or clients

    • An associate’s degree in design, art, marketing, communications or related field

    • Knowledge of best practices for growing and engaging diverse audiences on specific social media platforms, including Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, Facebook and YouTube

    • Familiarity with email marketing applications (Mailchimp, Constant Contact, etc.)

    • Ability to edit videos in Adobe Premiere

    • Experience with photography/videography

    Applicants with a relevant combination of education and experience will also be considered and are encouraged to apply.

    Work Environment, Schedule & Benefits

    All GPI employees are working from home until further notice due to the pandemic. GPI has an office at 111 SW Columbia Street in Portland that employees may be required to work from in the future. GPI provides employees with all equipment necessary for job duties. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    GPI employees generally work 9-5 Monday-Friday. The schedule for this position has flexibility within that period, though attendance at the team meeting at 10 a.m. every Monday (held virtually for now) is required.

    GPI offers paid vacation starting at 15 days annually and 10 standard paid holidays. GPI will reimburse employees for monthly parking or an annual TriMet pass. Employees receive a monthly cell phone stipend. Part-time employees are eligible for GPI’s 401k plan. This is a part-time position and as such, is not eligible for company sponsored health benefits.

    More about GPI

    GPI provides support and services to companies seeking to relocate or expand in Greater Portland, a region that spans two states and seven counties. A true public-private partnership model, GPI is supported by nearly 90 private- and public-sector partners committed to advancing regional economic development through job growth and investment.

    At GPI, we celebrate and are motivated by people from all walks of life; we honor diverse cultures and individualism, and together we are focused on achieving economic prosperity for all across Greater Portland.

    Greater Portland Inc is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

    How to Apply

    Please send a cover letter, résumé and three graphic design samples to Anna Marum at anna.marum@greaterportlandinc.com by 8 a.m. Monday, March 22. No calls please.

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