Sold Out! WLI Boardroom After Dark (Portland, OR)
This dinner is currently sold out. Please stay tuned for our next dinner in early 2019!
Announcing Boardroom After Dark Dinner Series
Women’s Leadership Initiative (WLI) is excited to invite you to exclusive dinners with some of the most dynamic and influential women real estate leaders in the region. Enjoy dinner and drinks with your peers and an established woman executive willing to share her insights, professional experience, and personal anecdotes in a casual setting. To help foster an intimate experience, only 10 women may attend each of these dinners.
Registration is closed, but please email email@example.com to be put on a wait list.
October Dinner – Join us for a three-course Italian Dinner with:
Katherine M. Durham | Principal, KMD Consulting LLC
Katherine Durham is the Principal of KMD Consulting. She is an Executive Coach, Advisor and Independent Director. Katherine is a recently retired C-level Executive with over 20 years of leadership experience with expertise in Marketing, Strategy, P&L Management and Organizational Culture Change. She has worked in both B2C and B2B models in the technology and financial services industries and held senior executive roles in companies that range from start-ups to Fortune 20.
Most recently Katherine spent eight years at The Standard, a $5B insurance and financial services company headquartered in Portland, Oregon. Reporting to the CEO, she held a unique dual role as the Chief Marketing Officer as well as the VP of a business unit. As the CMO she was responsible for all aspects of Marketing for the company as well as corporate level Employee Communications. As the leader of the $225M business unit she was responsible for all financial and operational results. The Standard was a public company when Katherine joined and was acquired in 2016 by Meiji Yasuda of Japan. She played a key role in the M&A process and very successful transition.
Prior to The Standard, Katherine spent 14 years in hi-tech. She held senior marketing roles at HP for nearly a decade where she honed her leadership skills working in a large, complex, global company. Her last assignment was the VP of Marketing for the company’s most profitable division, the Imaging and Printing Group for the Americas. Before HP she held executive roles for two consumer hi-tech start-ups. One was acquired by Mattel, Inc. where she went on to be the General Manager of the division. Her entrepreneurial spirit was ignited during her start-up years, and she has carried it with her since.
An active member of our community, Katherine currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Regional Arts and Culture Council and is a member of the Oregon Venture Fund and the National Association for Corporate Directors. She is a former board member of the Children’s Cancer Association, the Oregon Entrepreneur Network and the Marketing to Moms Coalition. She served in the U.S. Peace Corps in Thailand where she taught school in a remote village.
A native Oregonian, Katherine grew up in Medford and moved north to attend the University of Portland where she earned a degree in Communications. Portland has been home since, except for a handful of years. She and her husband Brad have two adult sons. In her newly acquired free time she enjoys traveling, spending time with family and friends, reading and finding ways to make her next dent in the universe.
Diane Fraiman | Partner, Voyager Capital
Kali Ladd | Executive Director, KairosPDX
Lauralee Martin | (Retired) CEO, HCP Real Estate Investment Trust & CEO Americas, Jones Lang LaSalle