#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┬ácareer 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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