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Greater Portland Inc Announces New Board of Directors

February 08,2016 | By Melody Feldman
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                             February 8, 2016
Contact information:
Melody Feldman
melody.feldman@greaterportlandinc.com/ 503-445-8065 x106


Portland, Ore. – Greater Portland Inc (GPI), the regional partnership helping companies expand and locate to the Portland-Vancouver area, announced new Board of Directors at their February 5th board meeting. The group represents a broad cross section of Greater Portland’s public and private business community including a range of industry sectors, sizes and geographical locations.
“Through their time and talent, these individuals will help drive GPI’s mission, and nurture and recruit businesses in a continued effort to promote economic growth in our region,” said Janet LaBar, GPI’s President and CEO.
The following board members have been elected to serve one-year terms in 2016:
  • Chairman: Jim Piro, President and Chief Executive Officer, Portland General Electric
  • Vice Chair (private sector): Wally Van Valkenburg, Managing Partner, Stoel Rives
  • Vice Chair (public sector):  The Hon. Lou Ogden, Mayor, City of Tualatin
  • Treasurer: Mike Bomar, President and CEO, Columbia River Economic Development Council
  • Secretary: Erin Flynn, Associate Vice President, Research and Strategic Partnerships, Portland State University 
$50,000 and up
  • Mark Ganz, Cambia Health Solutions
  • Mayor Charlie Hales, City of Portland
  • Robert Bourrier, Delta Airlines
  • Mike Hurley, JPMorgan Chase
  • Jim Mark, Melvin Mark Companies
  • Council President Tom Hughes, Metro
  • Patrick Quinton, Portland Development Commission   
  • Bill Wyatt, Port of Portland 
$25,000 and up
  • Roger Hinshaw, Bank of America
  • Mayor Denny Doyle, City of Beaverton
  • Mayor Shane Bemis, City of Gresham
  • Mayor Jerry Willey, City of Hillsboro
  • Mayor Tim Leavitt, City of Vancouver
  • Commissioner Jim Bernard, Clackamas County
  • Andrew McGough, Columbia-Willamette Workforce Collaborative 
  • Michelle Weisenbach, KeyBank 
  • George Athan, Kuni Automotive Group
  • Dennis Rawlinson, Miller Nash Graham & Dunn 
  • Commissioner Loretta Smith, Multnomah County
  • Gregg Kantor, NW Natural 
  • Steve Moss, Oregonian Media Group 
  • Brian Wall, Oregon State University 
  • Gary Reynolds, Perkins & Co (Non-Voting)
  • Sandi McDonough, Portland Business Alliance 
  • Chris Oxley, Portland Trail Blazers
  • Todd Coleman, Port of Vancouver 
  • Roger Mills, PricewaterhouseCoopers 
  • Randy Miller (At Large), Produce Row Property Mgmt Co 
  • Greg Ness (Immediate Past Chairman), The Standard 
  • Stacey Dodson, US Bank 
  • Chairman Andy Duyck, Washington County 
  • Chancellor Mel Netzhammer, Washington State University Vancouver   
  • Ralph Hamm, Wells Fargo 
$10,000 and up
  • Chris Denzin, CenturyLink
  • Bob Knight, Clark College
  • Jim Link, Skanska USA Building
  • Vanessa Sturgeon, TMT Development 
$5,000 and up
  • Ben McKinley, Cascade Web Development 
$2,500 and up
  • Debbie Kitchin, InterWorks
About Greater Portland Inc
Greater Portland Inc (GPI) is the region’s economic development organization spanning two states and seven counties. A true public-private partnership, GPI leverages the region’s assets to drive quality economic expansion and long-term job growth. GPI and its partners work in lockstep to nurture and recruit businesses and investment, and unite forward-thinking leaders in shaping the economic future of our region. For more information, visit www.greaterportlandinc.com.

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