PORTLAND Ore. – The first Oregon CEO Summit, which will include business leaders discussing success and leadership in difficult economic times, will be held from noon to 4 p.m. Thursday, May 6, at the Governor Hotel in Portland.
The event begins at noon with a lunch and keynote address by Roger Hinshaw, president of Bank of America Oregon and Southwest Washington, followed by two panel discussions. Registration for the summit is $50, which includes lunch. The Governor Hotel is located at 614 S.W. 11th Ave., Portland.
The panel discussions will feature enterprising business people in the financial, renewable energy, manufacturing, apparel, and nonprofit sectors.
The first panel is titled, “Vision and Strategy: Keys to Surviving and Moving Forward in a Challenging Economy.” Panelists will discuss innovative strategies to minimize risk and maximize return during harsh economic conditions. The panelists are:
- Bob Beisner, vice president, SolarWorld Industries America
- Chandra Brown, vice president, Oregon Iron Works Inc.
- Matthew Donegan, co-president, Forest Capital Partners LLC
- Corey Parks, chief administrative officer and general counsel, Les Schwab Tire Centers
- Alysa Rose, president, Rejuvenation Inc.
The panel will be moderated by Steve Clark, president, Portland Tribune and Community Newspapers
The second panel is, “Beyond the Bottom Line: Commitment to People and Core Values.” Panelists will discuss how people and core values drive company culture, brand, and strategies. The panelists are:
- Rachel Bristol, chief executive officer, Oregon Food Bank
- James Curleigh, chief executive officer and president, Keen Inc.
- Sue Hennessy, vice president, Kaiser Permanente’s Health Plan Services
- Tom Kelly, president, Neil Kelly Company
This panel also will be moderated by Clark.
For more information or to register, go to www.bus.oregonstate.edu/ceosummit.htm.