Portland Business Alliance announces new members to Board of Directors



Portland Business Alliance announces new members to Board of Directors

New members represent a diverse group of companies, industries and business interests

PORTLAND, Ore. – Today, the Portland Business Alliance (the Alliance) announced 11 new members to its board of directors. Additionally, the board welcomed Vanessa Sturgeon, president and CEO of TMT Development, as chair for the 2019-2020 fiscal year, which began July 1. The new members join more than 60 individuals who sit on the board of directors and represent a diverse group of companies, industries and business interests. 

The Alliance board of directors is actively involved in decision-making regarding advocacy, financial health, programming, and membership recruitment and retention. Of the new members to join the board, four will join the Alliance’s executive committee, four join the main board as voting members, and three join in a non-voting role as ex-officios.

“We are excited to work with this exceptional group of leaders in the coming year. Their continued commitment guides our work in promoting commerce, community and prosperity in this region,” said Andrew Hoan, president and CEO of the Portland Business Alliance.

The Alliance welcomes the following new Executive Committee members:
Mark Schlesinger, Schlesinger Companies (representing Downtown Portland Clean & Safe)
Will Rasmussen, Miller Nash Graham & Dunn LLP
Diane Economaki, Fuze7 Marketing
Janet Campbell, Cambia Health Solutions

The Alliance welcomes the following new board members:
Peter Andrews, Melvin Mark Companies
Andrew Colas, Colas Construction
Craig Wessel, Portland Business Journal
Nima Darabi, Hoffman Construction

The Alliance welcomes the following new ex-officio board members:
Stephen Percy, Portland State University
Dr. Rachel Solotaroff, Central City Concern
Karly Tarsia, LANE (representing Emerging Professionals of Portland)

Learn more about the Alliance board of directors
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Portland Business Alliance
The Portland Business Alliance is greater Portland’s chamber of commerce. With nearly 1,900 members, the Alliance strives to promote and foster an environment in the Portland region that attracts, supports and retains private-sector jobs, spurs economic vitality and enables quality educational opportunities for the region's residents. Learn more at PortlandAlliance.com.

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