Paul Slyman leads the Property and Environmental Services department of Metro, a tri-county regional government in Portland, Oregon. He and his team are responsible for the regulation, management and operations of a wide range of activities, including two solid waste transfer stations, household hazardous waste collection, MetroPaint paint recycling, a closed landfill, education programs, the Recycling Information Center, and construction projects at the Oregon Convention Center, Exposition Center, the Oregon Zoo, Performing Arts Center, and other properties owned and operated by Metro.
Prior to Metro, Mr. Slyman worked at the Portland Development Commission, where he led the Project Management Office, the Construction and Environmental Services Team, and Green Building Policy. He served in various positions at the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality, including five years as deputy director responsible for the environmental quality of Oregon’s land, air, and water. A veteran of the United States Coast Guard, Mr. Slyman managed marine oil spill prevention and response programs and conducted patrols in Alaska, the South Pacific and Asia. While on active reserves, he served a one-year special assignment following the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks as an assistant director of operations.
Wade is the Vice President and Regional Manager of the Portland Properties for American Assets Trust (AAT) and is responsible for overall day-to-day management and long range strategic planning for Lloyd Center Tower, Lloyd 700 Building, Oregon Square, First & Main as well as Hassalo on 8th, the new apartment development project recently begun on the Lloyd Superblocks.
Mr. Lange became a leader in sustainability as it relates to high-rise office buildings in 1999 when Ashforth Pacific launched its Environmental Initiative. The early work Wade did for Ashforth grew into a passion to push the buildings he managed to the very edge of environmental performance. Recognizing the potential for an EcoDistrict to have a much larger impact, he became an early supporter of the concept and has been involved in the Lloyd EcoDistrict since its inception.
Sheila is a community and economic development aficionado. As Pacific Power’s Regional Community Manager, Sheila works with local government, business, and community leaders as the company’s interface in Northwest Oregon and Southwest Washington. She has experience as an energy and conservation manager, small business and community development manager and district area manager. Sheila believes that how well Pacific Power does is directly related to how well the communities the utility serves are doing. She serves various boards that have advanced collaborative partnerships to achieve sustainability and economic development initiatives locally, regionally and nationally for more than 25 years. She is a strong advocate for comprehensive community revitalization through public/private partnerships, self-reliance, innovation and sustainable practices. She helped the now city of Portland Planning and Sustainable Development Commission establish its initial sustainability policies as it embraced the values of sustainability and transitioned from the Portland Energy Commission.
Scott is Metro’s General Manager of Visitor Venues. Metro’s venues include the Oregon Convention Center, Portland Expo Center, Portland’5 Centers for the Arts and the Oregon Zoo. Throughout his tenure in the tourism and hospitality industries, Scott has resided on several boards. He currently serves on the Lloyd EcoDistrict, GoLloyd, and Lloyd ESD boards. He also serves as in an advisory role to the Travel Portland Board and the Marylhurst University Hospitality Degree program.
Rodrigo is Bonneville Power Administration’s sustainability program manager where he focuses on GHG emissions reduction for the agency’s internal operations, primarily in facilities and fleet operations. Since 2012, he has been an active and proud board member of the Lloyd EcoDistrict and was instrumental in the creation of the Lloyd EcoDistrict Energy Efficiency (LE3) working group. Rodrigo helps to build a more sustainable future for the Pacific Northwest by teaching undergraduate students about Corporate Social Responsibility as an adjunct instructor at Portland State University.
Owen serves as the Executive Director of Go Lloyd, an organization that strives to create a thriving environment for business and community by building partnerships, delivering targeted transportation programs, and fostering economic vitality. He has worked in Lloyd since 1998 and enjoys the sense of community among District partners and the desire to collaborate to achieve common goals. Owen looks forward to working closely with the EcoDistrict to transform Lloyd into the most sustainable neighborhood in the country.
Fletcher is the Assistant Director of Portland State University’s Institute for Sustainable Solutions. He focuses on sustainability research, education, and community engagement, working to build links between the PSU community and sustainability practitioners. He develops programs focused on scaling applied research and curriculum across the university, serves as a convener and connector for advancing collaborative actions for addressing complex sustainability issues, cultivates university-practitioner partnerships around topics of urban sustainability and ecosystem services, and provides the day-to-day management of the Institute’s activities and programs.He received his BA in English and Spanish from the University of Oregon and his Masters of Public Administration in Environmental Science and Policy and Energy Policy from Columbia University.He serves as a co-chair on the Oregon Environmental Council’s Emerging Leaders Board and also the Board for the Northwest Environmental Forum.
Bob is the general manager of the Lloyd Center Mall. He is responsible for all aspects of operations and administration of the shopping center. As the leader of the Mall management team, Bob interacts with the center merchants, local government agencies, local businesses and customers. Prior to joining the Lloyd Center he was with The Shops at Wailea on Maui, where he served as both the manager and leaser. Prior to that, he opened and operated Bridgeport Village, Nyberg Woods and Cascade Station. Bob also owns a chocolate company, Hawaii Ladybug. The Oregon kitchen is named Ladybug Chocolates. Here, they make truffles and confections that are beautiful, handcrafted works of art.
Andria Jacob is Senior Manager of Energy Programs and Policy at the City of Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability. She has 15 years of experience designing and delivering innovative energy efficiency, renewable energy and sustainability programs. Andria helped found Clean Energy Works Oregon (now Enhabit) and Solarize Portland, both nationally-recognized clean energy programs. She also works on key climate and energy policy initiatives at the local and state level. Andria began her energy career at E Source in Boulder, Colorado and worked in the private sector consulting on energy efficiency before working for local government. She holds an MA in environmental policy from the University of Colorado at Boulder, and a BA in economics from Lehigh University.
Mike Kortenhof is a manager at the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality, currently responsible for the safe management of underground storage tanks and cleanup of petroleum contaminated property. Over 25 years at DEQ he has worked in programs protecting Oregon’s land, water and air and been involved in numerous strategic planning, program development and process improvement initiatives. Mike received a M.S. in Environmental Engineering from the University of Washington and a B.A. from Lawrence University. He is a Registered Geologist and Professional Engineer. With the move of DEQ Headquarters to the Lloyd District in 2016, Mike is committed helping shrink the footprint of his growing work neighborhood.
Amy Nagy is a Project Manager for the Portland Development Commission, the urban renewal and economic development agency for the city of Portland. She manages redevelopment projects throughout the Central City and simultaneously initiates new market opportunities locally and abroad for Portland’s green design and construction industry firms. Using public private partnerships, she seeks project and programmatic opportunities that support triple bottom-line sustainable development. While a native Portlander, Amy began her career in New York City where she engaged in land use policy and economic development efforts to promote urban manufacturing in the green economy. She holds a MS in city and regional planning from Pratt Institute, and a BA in environmental studies from the University of Colorado at Boulder.
Elaine Aye, Associate/Regional Manager of Green Building Services (GBS), leads one of the premier sustainability consulting and technical services firms in North America. She brings over 30 years’ experience working within the Architecture/Engineering/Construction (A/E/C) industry to her position. She has dedicated 17 years to sustainability and the green building movement, targeted to improving the health and well‐being of the built environment. Her knowledge of current trends in the evolving field of sustainability contributes to the conversation about how to make built environment projects meaningful and poised for future initiatives. Since 2000, Elaine has served as an ambassador for the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) and Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI), and was awarded the prestigious designation of LEED Fellow in 2012. A dedicated educator, Elaine is also LEED Faculty, WELL Building Standard Faculty, and a WELL AP.