December 8, 2021 | Moda Center

An Executive Community Led by your Peers 

The PDX HR Leadership Forum is an invitation only summit for HR Executives from the leading brands in the Portland area. Hosted at the Moda Center, the forum is steered by a leadership team of HR Executives. These executives are responsible for driving the strategic direction of the forum, ensuring the sessions bring relevant content and maximum value. 


The PDX HR Leadership Forum is part of the PDX Executive Forums, a series of summits created to build a stronger community among brand executives in the greater Portland Metro area. Speakers, topics, attendees and partners are selected through a nomination process and participate by invitation only.  



The Forum is steered by the Leadership Team. These executives are responsible for the strategic direction of the Forum, and each of the sessions are structured to bring relevant content and maximum value. 

Sarah Petrone

SVP, People & Culture

Portland Trail Blazers 

Isaac Dixon


Human Resources

Portland State University 

Susy Dunn

Chief People Officer


Anne Mersereau

Vice President,

Human Resources, Diversity & Inclusion

Portland General Electric

Carla Balen

Head of People

Organically Grown


Nigel Pont

Chief People Officer

Mercy Corps

Richelle Luther

Senior Vice President &

Chief Human Resources


Columbia Sportswear

Janell Simmons

Chief Human Resources Officer

Oregon Lottery

Stephanie Richmond

Senior Vice President, Human Resources

Papa Murphy's Intl. 

Amanda Vincenti

Vice President,

Human Resources

Wacom Technologies Group

Paul Sale

HR Leader

Portland General Electric

Stephanie Bastin-Wells

Head of Employee Experience


Cindy Nilsson

Director of Human Resources

Gerding Edlen  

Wayne Young

Chief Human Resources Officer

Genesis Financial

Laura Stepp

Chief People Officer

Vesta Corporation 

Monique Little

Chief People Officer

First Tech Credit Union

Keli Van Holde

Director of People


Tia Coachman



Erin Reeves

Senior Director

Human Resources

Urban Airship

Mary Lou True

Vice President

Human Resources

Moda Health

Brian Keegan

Vice President

Human Resources

PCC Structurals, Inc. 

Keagan Keer

Vice President

People and Culture


Bobbi Stedman

Chief Human Resources Officer 

Port of Portland 

Mindy Harter

Vice President

Human Resources

LifePort, Inc.

Aliza Scott

Vice President

Human Resources


Stephanie Neuvirth

Senior Vice President

Human Resources

Banfield Pet Hospital

Jeff Eyman

Chief Human Resources Officer

TEC Equipment

Vanessa Rakowitz-Holloway

Director of HR

Portland Timbers

Jennifer Lowrance


Human Resources Manager

M Financial Group

Jennifer Webster

Vice President

Human Resources

Zoom + Care

Andrea Herron

Senior Director

Human Resources

WebMD Health Services

Sarah Outlaw

Director, Human Resources

Weiden + Kennedy

Bettina Davis

Former Vice President Human Resources

SolarWorld USA

Rhonda Palos

Vice President

Human Resources

Oregon Humane Society

Kara Beeler

Vice President

Human Resources


Susan Bruechner


The Standard


The HR Leadership Forum is part of the PDX Executive Forums, a series of invitation only summits for Portland brand executives. 



Attendance is by invitation only. To learn about the invitation process,

please contact info@pdxexecutiveforums.com


For any inquiries please contact info@pdxexecutiveforums.com


Thank You to our Sponsors

Sponsors are nominated by the forum leadership team. For more information about sponsorship contact info@pdxexecutiveforums.com 

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