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2017 Keynote

Ted Wheeler | Mayor, City of Portland, Oregon  

Ted Wheeler

A sixth-generation Oregonian, Ted was born in Portland, and graduated from Lincoln High School. Ted earned his undergraduate degree in Economics from Stanford University, an MBA from Columbia University and a Masters in Public Policy from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

Featured Speakers

Kimberly Branam | Executive Director, Prosper Portland  

Kimberly Branam

Prior to working for Mayor Adams, Ms. Branam earned a Master's in Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School. While at Harvard, she consulted to the US Treasury on the strengthening of targeted public/private partnerships and spent time working in Congressman Earl Blumenauer's office. Before attending Harvard, Ms. Branam worked for the Peace Corps in Burkina Faso, West Africa. Her work focused on education and community development in a rural village. After the Peace Corps, Ms. Branam remained in West Africa to serve as a community development project manager for Catholic Relief Services. Ms. Branam is a third generation Portlander, and a graduate of Grant High School and Colby College in Maine.

David E. Hall, Ph.D. | Systems Psychologist, Portland State University  

David Hall

Matt Horvat | Founder, Lean Portland  

Matt Horvat

Brion Hurley | Principal Lean Consultant, Rockwell Collins  

Brion Hurley

Tamara Kennedy-Hill | Vice President of Diversity and Community Relations, Travel Portland  

Tamara Kennedy-Hill

Philippe Lacamp | Senior Vice President, Americas, Cathay Pacific Airways  

Philippe Lacamp

Philippe has also held a number of overseas management positions within Cathay Pacific, including Country Manager of Sri Lanka & Maldives, and France, Spain & Portugal, as well as Vice President Canada, overseeing all Cathay Pacific business and operations in Vancouver and Toronto. Born and educated in the United Kingdom, Philippe graduated from Durham University. He is married with two children.

Nolan Lienhart | Principal and Director of Planning & Urban Design, ZGF  

Nolan Lienhart

He has served as Board President for 1000 Friends of Oregon, is a member of the Portland Development Commission's Central City Budget Advisory Committee, and is on the Inclusionary Housing Panel of Experts for the Portland Housing Bureau. He is also on the Board of the Pacific Northwest College of Art. Nolan received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Geography from Colgate University and a Master of City Planning and a Certificate of Real Estate Design and Development from the University of Pennsylvania.

Skip Newberry | President and CEO, Technology Association of Oregon  

Skip Newberry

Lisa Sedlar | Founder and CEO, Green Zebra Grocery  

Lisa Sedlar

She has served on a number of non-profit boards including the Oregon Food Bank, Upstream Public Health, All Hands Raised, the James Beard Public Market, Village Gardens, Oregon Business Association and Harper's Playground. In her "spare time" Lisa enjoys traveling with her daughter, playing competitive badminton, swimming, eating hot dogs and watching her beloved Detroit Tigers play ball. Today, as Founder and CEO of Green Zebra Grocery, Lisa is achieving her dream of making healthy food more convenient and accessible.

Julie Sullivan | Owner and Co-Founder, Ground Up PDX

Julie Sullivan

Kjell van Zoen | Lean Business Consultant, vanZoen LLC  

Kjell van Zoen

Judges - Leadership and Innovative Partnership to Advance Equity

Mary Moerlins | Owner and Co-Founder, Ground Up PDX

Mary Moerlins

Thuy Tu | Principal and Founder, Thuy Tu Consulting, LLC

Thuy Tu

Thuy is a commissioner with the City of Portland Urban Forestry Commission (UFC), advocating and advising for urban forestry and citywide canopy. Within the UFC, Thuy chairs the newly Geographical Area of Interest subcommittee and serves on the Citywide Tree Planting Strategy committee. As a professor at the University of Portland - Donald Shiley School of Engineering, Thuy teaches upper level engineering students resiliency, seismic planning for the next big Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake due to hit the Pacific Northwest. Thuy serves as the Sustainable Transportation Consultant for the University of Oregon School of Architecture and Allied Arts and is the professional mentor of project management and civil engineering for the Portland State University Student Chapter of Engineers without Borders USA. Thuy is an advocate for sustainable, equitable, resilient and livable communities. She serves on the JADE District Steering Committee Member, and is a member of the Community Development Sub Committee and on the JADE Governance Team, a Neighborhood Prosperity Initiative through Prosper Portland. She represents the JADE/APANO (Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon) on the community advisory committee (CAC) for the Division Transit Project in the East Portland communities.

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