Meet the Board
IABC Oregon-Columbia board members serve one-year terms. Each board member leads a committee of members and volunteers to plan and organize events for chapter membership.
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2017-2018 Officers and Board
KJ McAllister, Principal, KJM Public Relations
KJ is an accomplished executive marketing professional with over 20 years experience in creating and executing marketing strategies for a global fortune 500 company. She is the recipient of many prestigious awards for her outstanding ability to execute and drive marketing objectives. KJ has developed “Best in Class” programs and gained strong recognition for the quality of her work.
Glenn Perkins, Wells Fargo
Glenn is a communications consultant with Wells Fargo’s Technology and Operations Group. He has more than 30 years professional communications experience ranging from news reporting and writing to public relations to corporate communications. A member of the Oregon-Columbia chapter’s board of directors since 2003, Glenn also is a former chapter president and a recipient of the IABC Oregon-Columbia Rodney Adair Award.
Kate Kimball, Gard Communications
Kate leads the public affairs department at Gard Communications, a Portland-based crisis communications firm. Before joining Gard, she served as a chief of staff to Oregon House Representative Brent Barton [HD-40]. Kate graduated from the University of Kansas in 2008 with a B.A. in political science and a minor in English. In addition to her work with IABC, Kate serves on the board of directors as communications chair of Healthcare Communicators of Oregon.
Stacy Heatherington, SLH Marketing Management Services.
Stacy has more than 20 years’ experience as a marketing and public relations professional. She specializes in developing and executing integrated marketing communications strategies and has worked closely with national and international B2B, consumer, association, and non-profit clients including AOL, D.C. Chamber of Commerce, United Way of the National Capital Area, and USA Today. Prior to moving to Portland, she lived in New York City and held executive positions at advertising agencies in the Washington, D.C. area. Stacy studied communications and public relations at the University of Virginia.
Nick Winkleblack, Ox Media
Nick is the co-founder of Ox Media, a digital marketing company based in Portland, Or. Ox Media is focused on delivering highly efficient, data-driven marketing initiatives in order to obtain the best possible outcomes for their clients. He has an MBA from the University of Oregon, and has worked closely with some of Portland’s largest companies. Nick also serves as Digital Chair for the board of Healthcare Communicators of Oregon (HCO).
Chelsea Smith, Ameriprise Financial
Chelsea is an entrepreneur, both in the financial and creative spheres. As a financial advisor, Chelsea helps folks plan for retirement effectively, evaluating and implementing their investment and protection needs. She also started Urban Bay Photography in 2009 and continues to expand her business in the community from weddings to portraits. Chelsea’s experience ranges from serving as a Marketing Coordinator at the cause marketing firm, CafeGive Social, to traveling abroad as a Y. Ambassador of the United States. Chelsea graduated with a degree in Accounting from George Fox University with minors in Spanish and Philosophy.
Board member at large
Scenna Shipley, Shipmate Strategic Communications
Known as a creative thinker and collaborative leader, Scenna brings to IABC more than 18 years of progressive experience in marketing, communications, public relations, public affairs, brand strategy, business development and stakeholder engagement. A wide range of corporate and private not-for-profit industry experience is enhanced by four years in radio and television journalism. In multiple roles, she has led integrated marketing and communications strategies, managed highly strategic public relations programs, and holds extensive experience in international marketing and communications. Scenna is also currently pursuing her Master’s in Business Administration at Marylhurst University.
Board member at large
Chris Wain, Legacy Health
A former president of IABC’s Oregon-Columbia Chapter, Chris continues his service on the board. He is a Communications Consultant with Legacy Health. He is an accomplished communications and eBusiness professional with comprehensive experience in internal communications, marketing communications, product and service positioning, web design, development, and metrics. Chris also won IABC Oregon-Columbia Rodney Adair Award in 2014.
Board member at large
Aaron Kirk Douglas, HFO Investment Real Estate
For over eleven years, Aaron has been marketing director of the highly successful multifamily commercial real estate firm HFO. His previous marketing director jobs have included several years at Miller Nash and the brand launch of Barran Liebman law firm. He has served on several nonprofit boards including Big Brothers/Big Sisters, the Hollywood Theatre, the Oregon Media Production Association and for two years was organizer of Meet the Media breakfasts for PRSA. He is the author and narrator of the book Growing Up Twice: Shaping a Future by Reliving My Past about his experience as a Big Brother.