Officers and Executive Committee
Mike Morey, President
Assistant Vice President, Real Estate Finance at StanCorp Mortgage Investors
Mike Morey is the President of Westside Economic Alliance. He has been active in the commercial real estate finance and investment industry for more than 20 years. In 2010, he rejoined StanCorp Mortgage Investors after more than five years as vice president & regional manager at Intervest Mortgage. At StanCorp, he is responsible for all loan production. Mike has extensive experience in arranging debt financing for all types of commercial properties from all types of lending sources. He is also on the board of directors of the Oregon Mortgage Lenders Association. Mike is also a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley.
Carly Riter, Vice President
NW Region Government Affairs Manager for Intel
Carly Riter is the Vice President of Westside Economic Alliance. She joined Intel in 2013 as the northwest region government affairs manager. Prior to this, she was the director of government relations for the Portland Business Alliance. She is also a graduate of Reed College.
Jack Orchard, Secretary
Partner with Ball Janik LLP
Jack Orchard is the Secretary for the Westside Economic Alliance Board of Directors. He is founding partner of Ball Janik LLP and has practiced law for more than 35 years. His principal areas of practice are transactional real estate, real estate development, and land use law. Jack has represented clients on some of the region’s most important land use and real estate development projects including: Oregon’s largest, single-owner, mixed-use development (Tanasbourne); Hawthorn Farm Industrial Park, anchored by an Intel facility; and several major residential developments. He has provided ongoing representation to a 19-acre retirement community (Mary’s Woods at Marylhurst) financed with tax-exempt revenue bonds, and he continues to assist one of Oregon’s fastest growing and largest public school districts (Beaverton Schools) in acquiring multiple school sites.
Jack’s real estate work has expanded to include significant property tax appeal cases before the Oregon Tax Court, as well as representing clients in condemnation matters. In his land use practice, he has successfully argued cases before the Oregon Land Use Board of Appeals, Oregon Court of Appeals, and Oregon Supreme Court, and he has represented clients before virtually every metropolitan Portland government. Jack was recognized as a “2015 Top Rated Lawyer in Land Use and Zoning."
Norm Eder, Past President
Partner with CFM Strategic Communications
Norm Eder was the president of Westside Economic Alliance for four years (2012-2015). He joined CFM in 1999. He specializes in helping clients thoughtfully manage complex and, at times, controversial challenges. He uses his deep knowledge of our region and its communities to develop winning strategies for large public infrastructure, economic development and higher education initiatives. Norm is a Portland native, who attended Cleveland High School. He earned degrees from the University of Puget Sound, Portland State University, and ultimately a Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 1980. Norm launched his public affairs and communications career under the tutelage of Don Clark, a Multnomah County Executive. In 1982, he went to work for the Oregon Graduate Institute (OGI). During his 17 years at OGI, he managed all aspects of public affairs and communications.
Ed Trompke, Past President
Attorney with Jordan Ramis PC
Ed Trompke was presdient of Westside Economic Alliance for two years (2007-2008) and is currently the Chair of the Government Relations Committee. His 30-year career has included extensive work in real estate, construction, and development, including formation of development entities; negotiating and arranging financing (including tax advantaged financing); structuring 1031 and 1033 Exchanges; removing clouds on title; strategic foreclosures; creation of easements; CC&Rs (residential and commercial); development, variance, and conditional use approvals; co-tenancy agreements; commercial and industrial leases; and options.
Jeff Borlaug, Executive Committee Director
Managing Director of Felton Properties
Jeff Borlaug is responsible for all aspects of the operation and growth of the Felton Properties. Prior to joining Felton Properties, Jeff spent over 12 years as a principal at NAI Norris, Beggs & Simpson, where he specialized in the sale and leasing of office and flex properties. Acknowledgements include the Commercial Association of Brokers "Humanitarian of the Year," First Runner-Up for "Office Broker of the Year," and the Oregon Association of Realtors 2010 and 2011 "Commerical Realtor of the Year." Additionally, Jeff is the Co-Founder & President of the Brody Borlaug Foundation and a Board Member of Doernbecher Children's Hospital as well as the Westside Economic Alliance. He earned his B.S. in Business Administration with an emphasis in both Finance and Entrepreneurship from the University of Oregon.
Chief Administrative Officer of Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center
Allyson Anderson joined Legacy in January 2002, as chief administrative officer for Legacy Meridian Park , where her responsibilities encompass all hospital operations including the staff, the quality of care provided to patients, its strategic initiatives, financial performance and its relationships with the community and physicians. She is also a member of Legacy’s executive council, the board of Meridian Park Medical Foundation and several community organizations, including board member of the Westside Economic Alliance. Prior to joining Legacy, Allyson served for 10 years as vice president of operations for Sun Health, a two-hospital health care system in NW Phoenix. She holds a Masters in Hospital Administration from the University of Minnesota and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Arizona. She is also a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives, and in 2009, she was selected Healthcare CEO of the Year by the Portland Business Journal. She is married and has two sons.
Principal of Angelo Planning Group
Frank Angelo is the chairman of the Westside Economic Alliance Transportation Committee. He is a principal of Angelo Planning Group with extensive experience in public and private sector land use and transportation planning. Frank and his business partners formed Angelo Planning Group (APG) in 1999. The firm specializes in complex land use, transportation, and growth management issues in the Pacific Northwest. The firm’s staff of planners and project managers have considerable expertise in the policy and implementation aspects of land use and transportation planning, including plan and policy review, land use analysis, public outreach, and the development of planning implementation measures such as comprehensive plans, zoning ordinances,administrative rules, Environmental documentation, and land use permitting. APG’s success comes from a deep knowledge of Oregon’s land use and transportation planning framework linked with a focus on implementation.
Betty joined the WEA Board again in 2015. She was the executive director of the Sunset Corridor Association, which merged with Tualatin Valley Economic Development Corporation in 1998 to form Westside Economic Alliance, making Betty the first executive director of WEA. She retired from the organization in 2004 but continued her work in economic development as the executive director of Portland Regional Partners for Economic Development. Betty retired in 2006, but she remains active in WEA and the Washington County Museum.
VP, Director of Leasing for Harsch Investment Properties
As Regional Leasing Director, Steve Barragar is responsible for leasing efforts in the 3.3 million square feet of office and industrial buildings that make up the diverse Portland Region Portfolio. With 16 years of commercial real estate experience, Steve was an industrial real estate broker with Colliers International and previously Grubb & Ellis. He was ranked by Co-Star Group among Portland's 2004 top 20 brokers based upon industrial leasing transaction volume prior to joining Harsch Investment Properties in 2005. Steve received his Bachelors degree from the University of Puget Sound. He is President of the NAIOP Oregon Chapter and is a licensed principal real estate broker in the State of Oregon.
Partner at Landye Bennett Blumstein LLP
David Bennett is the Chair of Westside Economic Alliance's Membership Committee. He is the senior member of the real estate department at Landye Bennett Blumstein, where he has practiced since graduating from law school in 1971. He has extensive experience representing clients in real estate transactions and in real estate-related business matters, including residential and commercial real estate development, real estate financing, income taxation affecting real estate transactions, acquisitions, sales, and leasing. One of the first lawyers in Oregon to devote a substantial part of his practice to representing the developers of condominiums, David has long played a leading role in efforts to modernize and improve Oregon’s Condominium and Planned Community Acts. In addition to his work representing developers, David is an active member of the firm’s condominium and homeowner association practice group. David has written or co-authored numerous articles on real estate-related matters, including key portions of the Oregon State Bar’s Continuing Legal Education publications on condominiums, planned unit developments, and homeowner associations.
Vice President of Leasing for PacTrust
As Vice President of Leasing, Sam is responsible for leasing industrial, flex, and office properties in the Portland Metro area. Prior to joining PacTrust in 1984, Sam began his career with the Union Oil Company of California, where he had operational responsibility for the company's portfolio of properties in Southern Oregon. Sam received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and in English from Lewis and Clark College in 1979 and a professional degree in architecture from the Oregon School of Design in 1986. He is also a past president of the National Association of Industrial and Office Parks (NAIOP).
Mayor Steve Callaway
City of Hillsboro
On January 3, 2017, Steve Callaway became the 50th Mayor of Hillsboro. Mayor Callaway was first elected to the City Council in November 2010. He appreciates Hillsboro as being a great place to raise a family. Callaway ran for City Council because he wanted to continue his involvement in and service to Hillsboro in a position that would allow him to blend his experience gained while serving on the Budget Committee, the Hillsboro 2020 Vison Implementation Committee, the Planning Commission, and more.
Steve has lived in Hillsboro since 1995. He feels it is important to live, shop and volunteer in the community where he is earning his living. Additional community involvement includes the Jackson Bottom Wetlands Preserve Board, the Library Foundation, Oregon International Airshow, Boys and Girls Club, Tualatin Plains Presbyterian Church, the 53rd Avenue Park Task Force, and the Hillsboro Schools Foundation.
He graduated from Oroville High School in California and obtained his undergraduate degree from Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego. Callaway obtained his master's degree at Lewis and Clark College in Portland and has retired from his position as a principal at Tobias Elementary School. He and his wife Joan have two children.
Mayor John Cook
City of Tigard
Mayor Cook is a lifelong Tigard resident who has served as Tigard’s Mayor since 2013. An accountant for more than 30 years, Mayor Cook established his own Tigard CPA and financial planning firm in 1993. He graduated from Oregon State University with a BS in Business. He is also a board member of the Oregon Mayors Association. Mayor Cook is also a member of Transportation Committee of the U.S. Conference of Mayors, Region 1 Area Commission on Transportation, SW Corridor Steering Committee, and Washington County Coordinating Committee.
Prior to his election, Mayor Cook was Chairman for the Washington County Budget Committee for 18 years, President of the Tigard Area Chamber of Commerce, President of the Tigard Jaycees, President of Tigard Little League, Treasurer of Westside Professional Business Associates, and Chairman of the St. Anthony Pastoral Council. Mayor Cook continues to be an active volunteer and youth advocate for his community.
He has coached youth sports for more than 23 years, served as a Boy Scout leader for 15 years (he's an Eagle Scout), was the Tigard Chamber's First Citizen recipient in 1999 and a continuing supporter of the Tigard Historical Association, the Broadway Rose Theater Company Resource Council, Clackamas Community College of Business Advisory Board, and Sons of the American Legion.
He and his wife Terri are proud parents to one son and one daughter. Mayor Cook’s dedication to Tigard follows a family tradition of service - his father, John E. Cook, served as Tigard's Mayor from 1984 to 1986.
Chief Operating Officer of Kaiser Permanente's Westside Medical Center in Hillsboro
Brantley Dettmer is Chief Operating Officer of Kaiser Permanente's Westside Medical Center in Hillsboro, a role he began this January. Brantley joined KP Northwest in 2007 and most recently served as Finance Director for both the Westside and Sunnyside hospitals. Prior to joining Kaiser, Brantley was Finance Director for Providence's Long Term Care programs. He has been a resident of Oregon for 12 years and is an avid swimmer. He and his family live in Lake Oswego.
Metro Councilor Craig Dirksen represents District 3, which includes portions of Washington and Clackamas counties and the cities of Beaverton, Durham, King City, Sherwood, Tigard, Tualatin and Wilsonville. Prior to being elected to the Metro Council in 2012, Councilor Craig Dirksen served as the Mayor of Tigard for nine years. In the past 30 years, his public sector and engineering experience included serving as a Tigard City Councilor, owner of Oregon X-Treme Electric Bicycles and Scooters, mechanical designer for CH2M Hill and industrial designer for Bergaila & Associates.
He has served on JPACT, MPAC, the Southwest Corridor Plan Steering Committee and Washington County Coordinating Committee; his volunteer experience includes serving on the Tigard Soccer Club board, Tigard Park board and Tigard budget committee.
Councilor Dirksen advocates for a complete, balanced transportation system with a focus on supporting projects on the region’s west side. He suggested administering a vehicle mileage tax with a focus on non-gasoline powered vehicles to fund transportation projects. He envisions a region governed by a tight but flexible urban growth boundary to support economic growth.
Dirksen earned an A.A. in mechanical engineering from Clark College. He lives in Tigard with his wife Jackie and has three sons and seven grandsons.
President of Peterkort Towne Square
Lois Ditmars is one of the founders of J. Peterkort and Company and president of Peterkort Management Co., the managing partner of J. Peterkort and Company. Peterkort Towne Square, formed in 1994, ( WEA member) is a subsidiary of J. Peterkort and Company. In the 1920’s Lois' parents started a horticultural business (J. Peterkort and Company) on only 2 acres. The business grew over time to include 250 acres near Highway 26 and between Highway 217 and Cedar Hills Blvd. In 1997, Washington County’s Comprehensive Plan designated the 250 acres transit oriented. In the 2000’s, the property was annexed into the City of Beaverton. Today the Peterkort property is home to Peterkort Towne Square, 3 office buildings and a 506 unit apartment complex thanks to the management of Lois, her siblings, and the next generation of the family.
Planning Project Manager at AKS Engineering and Forestry
Mimi is the Chair of WEA's Land Use & Housing Committee. She has been with AKS Engineering and Forestry since 2014. Prior to this, she was a project manager for Stone Bridge Homes NW; and principal, director of planning and landscape architecture for Cardno WRG; and a planning/designer for Landplan Engineering. Mimi is a graduate of the Univerity of Kansas, where she earned her Masters in Urban Planning, and Kansas State University, where she earned her Bachelor's degree in Landscape Architecture.
Mayor Denny Doyle
City of Beaverton
Denny Doyle became Beaverton’s Mayor on January 1, 2009, and was re-elected to another four year term ending in 2016. Prior to being Mayor, Denny spent 14 years serving Beaverton as a City Councilor.
Mayor Doyle currently serves on a variety of local, regional, and national boards and committees. In 2015, the Mayor was appointed to serve as a Member of the National League of Cities Board and Treasurer of the League of Oregon Cities Board. In 2013, the Mayor was appointed to serve as Vice Chair of the Advanced Manufacturing Task Force for the U.S. Conference of Mayor’s.
The City of Beaverton has a strong Mayor form of government. Mayor Doyle serves as, not only the Mayor, but as the City Manager, managing the day-to-day operations of the City.
Denny earned his B.A. in Political Science from Illinois State University with a minor in Physical Education. Denny and his wife, Ann, have been married for 39 years. They have two grown daughters: Erin and Keri. Keri is mother to the Mayor’s three granddaughters: Isabelle, Annalise and Emerson.
Chairman Andy Duyck
Washington County Commission
Chairman Andy Duyck was sworn into office as the Washington County Board Chair in January 2011. He was elected as a Washington County Commissioner in 1994 and served 16 years as the District 4 representative. Mr. Duyck was raised on a farm outside of Hillsboro, Oregon, and attended Portland Community College. In 1983, he founded a manufacturing business, Duyck Machine Inc., which produces metal and plastic components that are marketed throughout the country. Chairman Duyck has many personal and public roles. He has served on the boards of Community Action, Centro Cultural of Washington County, Council of Forest Trust Lands, the Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce and many others.
SVP Manager, Umpqua Bank
Rich has been with Umpqua Bank for the past 19 years. Prior to this, he worked for Wells Fargo Bank. His focus is on middle market companies that have a need for loans, lines of credit, and depository products. Rich also works with clients that have commercial real estate needs, either owner-occupied or investor style.
President of Pamplin Media Group's newspaper division
Since June 2011, Mark Garber has served as president of the Pamplin Media Group's newspaper division. For 10 years prior to that, he was vice president and executive editor of the company. The Pamplin group is Oregon’s largest source of local news and includes the Portland Tribune and 24 community newspapers. Previously, Mark was publisher of the daily East Oregonian in Pendleton, with responsibility for several publications owned by the East Oregonian Publishing Co. He also has served as publisher of the Springfield News and affiliated publications in Lane County. He has been a reporter, editor or publisher at various newspaper companies since 1979.
In a volunteer capacity, Mark serves as a board member for the Westside Economic Alliance, the East Metro Economic Alliance, the Mt. Hood Community College Foundation, the Gresham Area Chamber of Commerce and the Portland Home Builders Foundation. He also is a member of the executive leadership team for the American Heart Association’s Heart Walk. Prior volunteer positions include the Multnomah County Library Advisory Board, the Multnomah County Charter Review Committee, the Public Commission on the Oregon Legislature, the Leadership Council for the Portland area's Community Investment Initiative and a term as president of the Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association.
A graduate of the University of South Carolina, Mark lives in Gresham with his wife, Janet Pardo, who is a teacher in the Reynolds School District. Their daughter, Marie, is pursuing a degree in the computer field and works at Digital Trends in Portland.
Managing Director for Oregon and SW Washington, CBRE
Jason Green is Managing Director for Oregon and SW Washington, where he leads 125 people for the local presence of the largest commercial real estate services company in the world. A 20-year commercial real estate veteran who has been with CBRE since 2004, Jason is an established expert in the Portland commercial real estate market. He is well known in the local business community, and is an active participant in civic and community activities.
Jason began his career with Grubb & Ellis in 1995 after graduating from UCLA, followed by four years at Studley before joining CBRE. In his 10-year stint as a top broker in the CBRE Portland office, Jason was involved in the sale or lease of over 3.4 million square feet of office space.
Jason's proven track record of success, active leadership roles in the business community, and focus on client-centric solutions makes him a great leader for CBRE’s local market.
President of Pacific University
Lesley M. Hallick began serving as president of Pacific University on Aug. 1, 2009, following a distinguished 32-year career at Oregon Health & Science University, the last 20 as their chief academic officer. She came to Pacific with a reputation for building collaborative and interdisciplinary programs, supporting diversity and building effective teams to tackle critical issues. At Pacific, Hallick quickly became known for her leadership in the areas of discovery, diversity, sustainability, and philanthropy.
She has nurtured the development at Pacific University of centers specializing in peace and spirituality and in sustainability. Hallick has overseen the growth of programs in the liberal arts and sciences, in education, and in the health professions, and the establishment of Pacific’s College of Business. She is also guiding the development of a university strategic plan that includes continued growth in student enrollment, enhancement of facilities on all campuses, and investment in the people who deliver Pacific’s programs.
Hallick has a long history of commendation for her work as a teacher and researcher, and she has a unique breadth of experience working with diverse groups in the academic, scientific and professional worlds.
Director, Business Customer Group, PGE
Leslie Heilbrunn is director of the Business Customer Group at Portland General Electric, Oregon’s largest electric utility. In this position, she ensures PGE understands and meets the needs of its 48,000 business customers. Prior to joining PGE, Leslie was Governor John Kitzhaber’s speechwriter. She also spent more than a decade in the magazine industry, working for several national magazines, including Seventeen, where she served as executive editor.
Leslie is a graduate of University of Michigan with a bachelor’s degree in social sciences. She currently serves on the boards of Westside Economic Alliance and Business for Culture & the Arts and on the patron advisory council of Literary Arts.
Principal, Director of Portland Production, Real Estate Finance NAI Norris Beggs & Simpson
J. Blake Hering Jr. has originated loans valued at more than $1.3 billion for a wide variety of property types during his tenure with NBS Financial Services. Blake joined the company in 1999 as an Associate Vice President, and became a partner in 2007. He took on a greater management role when he was promoted to Principal, Director of Portland Production, in 2011. Blake earned a B.A. from Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York, and is a member of the National Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA), NAIOP and the Multnomah Athletic Club. Blake was NBS Financial’s 2010 Finance Officer of the Year, and has been repeatedly recognized by life insurance company lenders, including State Farm Life Insurance Company and Nationwide Life Insurance Company, for his high levels of production.
Assistant General Counsel - Real Estate at Nike, Inc
Carol Kauffman is Assistant General Counsel, Real Estate with NIKE, Inc. practicing primarily in the areas of commercial real estate, both domestic and international, with a particular emphasis on office and retail acquisition, development, leasing, and construction. Prior to joining Nike in 2014, Carol was Vice President of the Real Estate Law Department of Chico’s FAS, Inc., and played an important role in the company’s headquarter, distribution center and retail growth over a ten year period. She has also held various in-house positions at Gap, Inc., Pier 1 Imports, and RadioShack. She is a frequent speaker on real estate law related topics and has previously served on the Curriculum Advisory Board for Ave Maria School of Law in Naples, Florida (2013-2015).
Vice President of KG Investment Properties
Kyle joined KG Investment in October, 2005 as the Project Director for Scholls Business Center, Rivergate Logistics Center and Cascade Distribution Center. Kyle has a strong background in office and retail leasing and management and retail development. During the past several years, Kyle has completed an average of 45 lease renewals and/or expansion per year in his portfolio.
Prior to joining KG, Kyle worked on the three person development team for Regency Centers in the Pacific Northwest. He was responsible for completing and analyzing development proformas and budgets, supervision of consultants involved in the development process, regular meetings with city/county staff and providing public testimony in front of planning commissions/city councils, lease negotiation with retail tenants, identification of potential retail development opportunities, negotiation of land acquisitions and management of shell construction and tenant improvements. In addition, Kyle was involved with all aspects of shopping center disposition for Regency's Pacific Northwest office.
Kyle began his career as a property manager at Wyse Investment Services managing a 750,000 square foot portfolio of office, retail and industrial buildings in the Portland metro area. His responsibilities included tenant and vendor relations, financial analysis and reporting, budgeting, negotiating lease renewals and oversight of all aspects of property management. Kyle also worked for Spieker/Equity Office managing and leasing a portfolio of Class A office buildings in downtown Portland for several years.
Kyle has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration as a Finance Major and Economic Minor from Washington State University.
Mayor Lou Ogden
City of Tualatin
Having served as Mayor of Tualatin, Oregon since 1994, Lou Ogden is one of the longest serving mayors in the Portland metropolitan area. In his 20+ years of service to the Tualatin community, he has overseen the acquisition of hundreds of acres of land for parks, greenways and natural areas, and has supported economic development efforts resulting in assessed valuation growth from $900 million to $4 billion today.
He has served as the President of League of Oregon Cities, President of the Western Municipal Association, on the National League of Cities Board of Directors, and various local and regional boards and steering committees. He has been the recipient of many awards honoring his commitment to public service in the region, including the Tualatin Distinguished Citizen Award, the Oregon Mayors Association Leadership Award, and League of Oregon Cities James C. Richards Memorial Award. Mayor Ogden is passionate about engaging his constituents in making their community the best city south of the North Pole.
Mayor Ogden is an avid runner. For the past 23 years, he has run the famous (or infamous) Hood to Coast 200 mile relay race stretching from the top of Mt. Hood to the Oregon Coast.
Vice President of Melvin Mark Companies
Understanding that corporations come in all shapes and sizes, Tim Parker prides himself on being flexible while never losing sight of his client’s short and long term commercial real estate needs. Tim’s approach helps a company sell or lease its space at optimal rates by creating a competitive negotiating environment with buyers, tenants and their agents. Tim has over 20 years of experience marketing properties for sellers and representing buyers. He knows how to manage the process and obtain the highest values for both and best prices for commercial real estate.
Chief Operation Officer, Providence Health & Services St. Vincent Medical Center
Nancy Roberts has worked for Providence Health and Services since 1984. Since July 2013 she has served as chief operating officer at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center. Prior to her current position she performed dual roles, as the Providence system director for Epic (electronic health record) deployment, and as IS senior director for portfolio management across the Providence system.
Her long career with Providence has included many different roles and contributions, including the development of wellness services, managing the heart service line, bringing operational excellence tools and services to Providence and leading regional efforts in surgical safety, quality and patient experience.
She holds a bachelor of science in health education from Lewis and Clark College and a master of public health from the University of Washington.
Executive Director of Westside Economic Alliance
Pam has been a key player in regional economic development activities for many years. Prior to joining WEA, she served as a consultant to Greater Portland Inc. and is the former director of the Association of Regional Partners. She also served as vice president of Oregon External Affairs for PacifiCorp. Pam is a native Oregonian. She received her undergraduate degree from Portland State University and her masters degree from Lewis & Clark College.