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Equity and Policy Manager Hired

1/4/2017, 10:57 a.m.
The Portland Development Commission has named Mayra Arreola, a former executive with the Oregon Association of Minority Entrepreneurs, as the ...
Mayra Arreola

The Portland Development Commission has named Mayra Arreola, a former executive with the Oregon Association of Minority Entrepreneurs, as the new PDC director of social equity, policy and communications.

Arreola most recently oversaw community investment strategies at the United Way. She previously managed the Latino Program for Rural Development Initiatives and Programs and Marketing for Oregon Association of Minority Entrepreneurs.

PDC Executive Director Kimberly Branam said, “I’m confident that Mayra’s career-long focus on leadership, community and economic development will be instrumental in PDC’s continued efforts to support job creation, encourage broad economic prosperity, and make great places – with and for all the residents of our communities.”

Arreola said, “Equitable practices are crucial for healthy community growth. I’m excited to use my experience in eliminating barriers and increasing opportunities for underserved communities to help PDC create equitable programs, policies and communication channels that will advance equity for all of us.”