#ELGL14 Speaker Bios: My Career Path

Posted on October 5, 2014

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Check out the panel of professionals who will speak about their career directions and leadership in our session “My Career Path“.

My Career Path

Marissa Madrigal, Chief Operating Officer, Multnomah County, OR

Bio: I manage the day-to-day operations of Multnomah County, elevate key policy decisions to the Chair and Board of bird-by-bird-coverCommissioners and strive to ensure that county programs and services are meeting the needs of the people regardless of who they are or where they come from.

First paying job: Piano teacher

Soundtrack of your life: Um, just one?

Book you are currently reading: “Bird by Bird” by Anne Lamott

Leah Treat, Director, Portland Bureau of Transportation

Bio: Steward of over $8B in transportation infrastructure. Leader of 750 employees ranging in skills from sewer repair, road portland.street.art.graffiti.book.coverpaving, electrical & civil engineering, planning, finance and operations. Teacher of embracing change and innovation.

First paying job: Being a responsible member of our household — I had to earn my weekly allowance.

Soundtrack of your life: Quiet Dog Bite Hard by Mos Def

Book you are currently reading: The Residue Years

Anything else: I’m a huge fan of Street Art and it often gives me great inspiration for placemaking.

INTRODUCTIONS: Alex McIntyre, City Manager, Menlo Park, CA

Bio: CEO of an ever-changing/change resistant Silicon Valley city. Demanding California community of 35,000, the Capitol of Venture Capital and home to Facebook and several other tech start ups. Organization has 250 FTE with a budget of $70 ornmillion.

First paying job: I detasseled corn when I was 13 on farm in Illinois.

Soundtrack of your life: “What a Wonderful World” by Louis Armstrong

Book you are currently reading: All the Light we Cannot See by Anthony Doerr and Salt: A World History by Mark Kurlansky .

Anything else:Own two Dachshunds – Titan and Bitsy.

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