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Meet Our 2010 Board of Directors

We’re happy to announce that the 2010 Portland Creative Conference Board of Directors is now in place.
Conference Chair & Nonprofit Fiscal Sponsor Liaison – Steve Gehlen. Long-time Creative Conference Board member, selected by Will Vinton to be his successor as Conference Chair.  A corporate Internet executive by trade (eMarketing & eCommerce), Steve has also worked as a non-profit Executive Director and event producer.
President – Ken Greger. Long-time Creative Conference Board Member.  Executive Recruiter by trade at Greger Peterson Associates, Ken is a proven business leader of this event.
Vice President – Caryn Ruch. New to Conference leadership (but a past attendee). A communications and creative services professional, Caryn’s work at Oregon Health & Science University spans managing publications, institutional communications, creative services teams and programs, and brand management.
Secretary – Sharon Rockey.  Former Creative Conference Board Member and longtime booster of the event.  As a freelance writer and ghostwriter, Sharon has also been our Web editor and a blogger for the past two years and will be continuing in that role.
Treasurer – Paula Keady.  Treasurer of the Creative Conference Board in the 1990’s.  Paula is an accounting executive at Nike.
Intellectual Property Legal Council – Kohel Haver.  Long-time Conference attendee and a volunteer for the past two years. As an attorney Kohel focused on copyright and related intellectual property, technology & business law and is a partner at Swider Medeiros Haver LLP.
Community Liaison – Matt Chase.  Steady Creative Conference volunteer for the past 2 years.  A fundraiser by trade, Matt is the Major Gifts Specialist at the Regional Arts & Culture Council.
Associations Liaison – Johnny Hartman. Steady Creative Conference volunteer for the past 2 years, helping to make a lot of things happen in a positive way. Johnny is a digital strategist/marketer by trade.
Marketing Chair – Scott Huber.  New to Conference leadership (but a past attendee and volunteer).  Scott is a marketer by trade and works for Stancorp Financial.
Speaker Chair – Jerry Pratt.  Longtime Creative Conference volunteer and has been the key person working with our Speakers the past 2 years.  Jerry is a video editor by trade.
Logistics Chair – Ron Salvetti.  Longtime Creative Conference volunteer.  An event producer and designer by trade,  Ron works at the GreenSpace Group.
Sponsorship Chair – Lindsey Grant. Longtime Creative Conference Volunteer Coordinator. Lindsey’s talents include photography and writing.
Front-of-House Chair – Sarah Foster.  Second generation Creative Conference leader and  Volunteered for this same role in 2008.  Sarah is a digital marketer at Adidas.
Receptions Chair – Susan DeMerit. Former board member, longtime Creative Conference volunteer, a coordinator and driver behind the re-launch of the event.

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2010 Advisory Board

Will Vinton, Conference founder and original Chairman (of Claymation fame);

CJ Glazer, Conference’s original Executive Director;

Mike Rich, former Board member, Conference speaker, screenwriter (Finding Forrester, The Rookie, etc);

Jelly Helm, 2008 speaker, Wieden+Kennedy;

Teresa Drilling, 2009 speaker, animator (Coraline, Creature Comforts, etc.)

About Sharon Rockey

Freelance writer, Ghostwriter. Formerly from the San Francisco Bay Area, I first came to Portland in 1998 to cover the Portland Creative Conference for a Bay Area new media publication. I became such an enthusiastic fan of the event, I came back every year and finally moved up permanently in 2001.


One thought on “Meet Our 2010 Board of Directors

  1. So looking foward to the 2010 conference, I was a volunteer and attendee in the early years of the PCC. Hope to see you all in 2010 when I move back to Portland. Thanks you for keeping this all too important happening alive!!!

    Posted by Diane Charmley,RN,LMT | July 25, 2010, 8:52 AM

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