Pioneer Courthouse Square’s Board of Trustees consists of a minimum of 25 elected members who serve two consecutive three-year terms. The members are representatives of the Community, the Region at-large and Downtown Businesses. The City Commissioner in charge of Portland Parks & Recreation automatically serves on the Board. Additionally, the President may appoint non-voting Honorary Trustees and Ex-Officio Trustees with the support of the majority of the Board.
Pioneer Courthouse Square Board of Trustees 2015-2016
Melvin Mark Brokerage Company
Colas Construction, Inc.
Commissioner Amanda Fritz
City of Portland
Geffen Mesher & Co.
Mike Golub Portland Timbers
Downtown Development Group
Downtown Development Group
University of Portland John Yeon Center
Portland Community Media
Ferguson Wellman Capital Mgmt.
Hilton Hotels Corp.
Ball Janik LLP
The Kalberer Company
Cambia Health Solutions
Dan Lavey Gallatin Public Affairs
Black Parent Initiative
“Pete” Melvin Mark, Jr.
Melvin Mark Companies
Oregon History Works
Randy Rapaport Fox + Moose Developers
Russell Development Company, Inc.
Tad Savinar Studio
Provenance Hotels – Aspen Companies
Oregon Historical Society
Know Your City
Melvin Mark Companies
Lynnae Berg Portland Business Alliance
Board meetings are open to the public and held regularly on the last Tuesday of every quarter at 11:30am. Click here for more information.
Jennifer provides leadership for the organization’s non-profit management team, overseeing year-round program development, day-to-day operations and management of the organization’s assets.She joined the Square in 1997 to aid in the reorganization of the non-profit’s management structure to build a healthy and successfully programmed community gathering space. With an emphasis on partnership development, Jennifer has had the opportunity to work with a talented team of colleagues to transform the Square’s public/private management organization into an award-winning model for year-round programming growth, cross-promotional marketing initiatives and destination attraction development.
After growing up in southern California, Jennifer moved to the Pacific Northwest in 1989 to study Art History, with an emphasis in American 20th Century Art, at Lewis and Clark College.She has held a research positions with The Huntington Library and The Whitney Museum of America Art.Most recently, she was part of a leadership team that organized an annual educational lecture series showcasing artists, politicians and writers in Portland and Seattle.
With a long held appreciation of building community through unique moments of shared celebration, Jennifer seeks to enrich the landscape of downtown Portland one partner – and one program – at a time.
Joining Pioneer Courthouse Square in 2001, Theresa currently serves as the Director of Marketing for the non-profit organization. Primarily responsible for sponsor development and retention, Theresa enjoys working collaboratively with local, regional and national companies to bring free community programming to the City of Portland’s Living Room®. Vital components of these efforts include management of media and community relations through the development of multi-agency partnerships that support citywide marketing efforts for Portland’s downtown core. Additionally, Theresa oversees of the organization’s branding efforts, which includes creative development, design direction and strategic delivery platforms.
Pursuant to receiving an Associate of Arts degree in Business Management, Theresa spent time travelling throughout Europe before eventually landing in Portland. She enjoys spending time with her husband and two energetic sons, vacationing in tropical destinations, tennis and following the latest celebrity stories in her favorite issue of US Weekly.
Lindsay is a Portland native who joined Pioneer Courthouse Square’s non-profit management team in 2010 to serve as its Event Director.She has become an integral member in the development and management of the Square’s programming objectives and has helped expand the Square’s event programming activities to achieve the highest event volume, quality and revenue in the organization’s 30-year history. In addition, Lindsay possesses a legal background which serves as a vital tool for the development, and communication of public safety initiatives, Portland City Code and Park policies to event clients, colleagues, tenants, neighbors, vendors, and the public-at-large.Lindsay also serves as the Square’s public safety liaison working in partnership with neighborhood public safety committees and the Portland Police Bureau.
Lindsay earned a BA in American Studies with an emphasis on Popular Culture from the University of California, Berkeley.In additional to her studies at Berkeley, Lindsay competed on the Women’s Division 1 Soccer team and served as team captain her junior and senior year.When Lindsay’s not at the office you might find her exploring the great outdoors, traveling the world or snacking on Taco Bell.
Originally from Southern California, Shannon moved to Portland in 2011 and quickly fell in love with Portland and all of its wonderful quirks. As the Production Director for Pioneer Courthouse Square, Shannon is responsible for managing on-going facility needs, in partnership with Portland Parks & Recreation, and for the production of the more than 300 community events that come through the Square each year. Shannon creatively supports clients with production development for events and loves overseeing the evolution of inspired event concepts from beginning to end. Shannon has an extensive background in experiential marketing and possesses years of experience, from agency to nonprofit, in building campaigns and developing event support for a range of clients with a range of visions.
Shannon is a graduate of San Diego State University where she earned a BA in Communications and New Media. When she is not planning events and keeping the Square active you can find Shannon practicing yoga, discovering new places, catching a Blazer game, or searching the diverse landscape that is the Portland food scene for the perfect vegetarian entree.