Meet the Team

Meet the individuals committed to overseeing the Downtown Portland Clean & Safe District, and its essential programs and services.

Staff

 

Executive Director
Mark Wells

 

Operations Director
Steve Wytcherley

 

Director, Downtown Programs
Sydney Mead

 

Legal Assistant
Kae Zariwny

 

Executive Assistant & Board Liaison
Ashleen McGirk

 

Downtown Portland Clean & Safe is an affiliate partner of the Portland Business Alliance, greater Portland’s Chamber of Commerce. Shared staff include:

 

Vice President, Government Affairs
Jon Isaacs

 

Senior Director, Strategic Communications
Vanessa BriseƱo

 

Senior Director, Finance and Operations
Ariana Alejandres

 

Director, Downtown Marketing
Sommer Martin

 

Director, Communications & Digital Design
Katie Mongue

 

Director, Government Affairs
Amy Rathfelder

 

Downtown Retail Advocate
Chase McPherson

 

Communications Coordinator
Carisma Sanchez

 

Board of Directors

Executive Committee

Chair
Cindy Laurila
World Trade Center Portland

Chair Elect
Terrence Paschal
The Standard

Chair Emeritus
Mark Schlesinger
The Schlesinger Companies

Treasurer
vacant

Member-at-Large
Ty Barker
Unico Properties

Member-at-Large
Matt Goodman
Downtown Development Group

Member-at-Large
Amanda Lowthian
Travel Portland

Board of Directors

Patrick Gilligan
Lincoln Property Company

Tiffany Hammer
Everett Street Autoworks

Jim Mark
Melvin Mark Companies

Shawn Menashe
Gevurtz Menashe

Eric Murfitt
Mercantile Portland

Peter Pappas
Condominium Representative

Tessa Peterson
General Manager, The Hoxton

Susan Steward
Building Owners and Managers Association of Oregon (BOMA OREGON)

Vanessa Sturgeon
TMT Development

Brooke Turner
Washington Trust Bank

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