Beyond Brewpubs, Backyard Chickens, and Hipsters: Spotlight on Portland

Posted in: Alumni Career Services- May 18, 2014 Comments Off on Beyond Brewpubs, Backyard Chickens, and Hipsters: Spotlight on Portland

Tuesday, May 27, 2014, 12:30 – 1:30pm

Join Derrick Olsen (MSFS'92) and John Casey (C’96) to learn why people are moving to Portland, Oregon in droves. Co-sponsored by the Alumni Club of Portland, this webinar will explore why the city’s economy is growing and why it is not just a place, as the show Portlandia describes it, where young people go to retire.

What you may know:

o Portland in the news and in pop culture
o Portland as a destination town for lifestyle reasons

What you may not know:

o Portland’s emergence as a business town and recent economic trends

If you curious about this burgeoning city or considering a move out west, then this webinar hosted by Portland experts & dedicated Hoyas is for you!

About the presenters:

Derrick Olsen is the Vice President of Regional Strategy & Coordination at Greater Portland Inc, a regional economic development organization, where he leads the region’s implementation of the Greater Portland Export Initiative and foreign direct investment pilot and provides coordination and project management services to the region’s economic development community.
Previously, Derrick managed international trade and investment issues for over four years with Business Oregon (Oregon Business Development Department). Derrick also has over 13 years of experience managing political and economic issues as a Foreign Service Officer for the U.S. Department of State in Latin America, Asia, and Washington, DC.

John Casey is a partner in the Portland office of K&L Gates LLP, a global law firm. Casey focuses his practice on complex commercial disputes, including securities litigation, class action defense, products liability, intellectual property disputes, insurance coverage disputes, contract disputes, and employment litigation. He has extensive experience in all aspects of litigation, including fact and expert discovery, motion practice and trial.

Before moving to Portland in 2012, Mr. Casey was a partner at Latham & Watkins LLP in Chicago.

DC Event Type: Educational

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