Roundtable Discussion: Committed to Our Community

Presented on:
April 1, 2021 1:00 PM PT
1 hour, 30 minutes

The City of Portland has faced challenges from the impacts of the pandemic, environmental concerns, and community unrest; leaving residents, business owners, and other stakeholders pondering the city’s future and how best to revitalize its community.

Join us for our webcast with Portland business and civic leaders as we examine key focus areas for creating a sense of community and strides being taken to revitalize our beautiful city. The discussion will dive into current challenges we face and opportunities that exist to achieve sustainable economic growth and social development. You’ll hear about what our panelists and their organizations are doing to create a vibrant downtown, continue advancement of diversity, equity, and inclusion, and actionable steps to implement for the greater good of our city.

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Cliff Allen, Dean, Portland State University School of Business

Dean Cliff Allen has been with Portland State University since 2008, first as an assistant professor, then developing new programs, recruiting faculty, and most recently as associate dean of graduate business programs. He started the successful master’s program in Global Supply Chain Management, which was named by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top 20 online graduate business programs in the country. He also started a program in Business Analytics and oversaw major curriculum updates to PSU’s MBA and Master of Taxation programs.

Monique Claiborne, CEO, Greater Portland Inc.

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. She’s 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.

Andrew Colas, CEO and President, Colas Construction

Andrew joined Colas Construction in 1999. Actively involved in the business development and daily operations, his impact continues to support the growth of the company, which is one of the largest Black-owned construction firms in the Pacific Northwest. Andrew is driven by a collaborative and results-oriented approach, and brings experience in building various project types, ranging from large-scale multi-family developments to $130 million K-12 school renovations.

Stacey Dodson, Market President, Portland and Southwest Washington, U.S. Bank

Stacey has been with U.S. Bank for 37 years, holding various leadership positions in retail banking, business banking, and middle market commercial banking. Prior to returning to Portland in June 2014, Stacey was U.S. Bank’s Region President for Central and Eastern Oregon where she was responsible for retail banking, commercial banking and private banking in a 47,000 square mile territory. Today, in addition to her role as Market President, she leads the local U.S. Bank Foundation and is head of Oregon’s Commercial Banking Group.

Steve Fein, CPA, Regional Managing Partner, Moss Adams

Steve is the regional managing partner of the Moss Adams Oregon region. He has practiced public accounting since 2000, advising closely held businesses and their owners in the manufacturing, distribution, and forest products industries. In addition to providing federal and state income tax services to companies operating in multistate and foreign jurisdictions, Steve provides consultation in the areas of business succession and transition planning, entity structure planning, business acquisitions and dispositions, and a variety of federal and state tax credits and incentives associated with research and development, domestic manufacturing, export activities, and alternative energy projects and resources.

Jennifer Price, CPA, Partner in Charge, Portland, Moss Adams

Jennifer has provided professional services to a wide variety of not-for-profit clients since 1999. She is the partner in charge at the Portland office and leads the Oregon region’s not-for-profit practice and she has experience in accounting, auditing, and consulting. Additionally, Jennifer is experienced with audits of numerous not-for-profit organizations, including foundations, environmental and energy organizations, associations, colleges and universities, educational institutions and other not-for-profit entities.

Penny Serrurier, Comanaging Partner, Stoel Rives

For more than twenty years, Penny Serrurier, Portland Office co-Managing Partner, has provided nonprofit organizations with strategic solutions for their most pressing challenges. Recognized by Best Lawyers for several years as the Oregon “Lawyer of the Year” in Nonprofits/Charities Law, Penny helps clients navigate the complex laws and regulations in all aspects of governance, compliance and tax-related matters. She has substantial experience working with higher education institutions, health care organizations, public charities and private foundations on issues involving fundraising, governance, advocacy, tax status, scholarship compliance, endowment management, and related matters.

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