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Advisory Council

First Stop Portland benefits from the support of its Advisory Council, made up of representatives from the private and public sector and Portland State University.


John Carroll, Chair, First Stop Portland Advisory Council

President/CEO Carroll Investments

John Carroll has devoted his attention to the development of high-density, mixed-use housing projects in Portland emphasizing the strong connection between public and private investments and more importantly creating a cleaner more sustainable community. The Carroll Investments development team has been directly involved with many prominent developments in The Pearl District. Carroll's community activities have included serving on the Portland Streetcar Inc. Board for the past 18 years and most recently as the Chairman of Portland Streetcar, Inc. 


Dike Dame, Founding Member, First Stop Portland Advisory Council

President, Williams & Dame

President of WDD, Dike has been at the forefront of real estate financing and development for more than forty years, having worked with Homer for over twenty of those years. At WDD, Dike oversees and steers the company's vision. He has been responsible for negotiating complex development agreements with multiple public entities, and formulating multifaceted financial structures.


Phillip M. Beyl

Principal, GBD Architects

Phil has been a practicing architect at GBD for 34 years and has managed the firm as President since 1990. He has been instrumental in guiding the firm to become an international leader in sustainable design, integrating deep-green building strategies in all of GBD's projects.

Brian Newman

Director of Campus Planning, Development & Real Estate, OHSU

Brian manages OHSU's long-range planning and development efforts. Prior, he was elected to the regional government in Portland, Oregon, Metro, in 2002 and again in 2006 where he focused on suburban revitalization, light rail expansion, and the Oregon Zoo master plan update. He has also worked as a senior planner with Parsons Brinkerhof, managing station area planning and advising governments on public-private partnerships. His professional experience includes work for a national smart growth advocacy organization, a small architecture and planning firm, the Oregon Legislature, the city of Portland's Office of Transportation, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture.



John Russell

Founder, Russell Development Company, Inc

John is the founder of Russell Development Company, Inc.. He has been actively involved in the shaping of Portland’s skyline for over 30 years, including involvement with the Portland Development Commission, the Mayor’s Business Roundtable, the Mayor’s Blue Ribbon Committee for Economic Development as well as the Oregon Transportation Commission, the Portland Planning Commission and the Portland Historic Landmark Commission.

Bill Wyatt

Executive Director, Port of Portland

Bill Wyatt has been the Executive Director of the Port of Portland since October of 2001. The Port of Portland operates four marine terminals, three general aviation airports and Portland International Airport. The Port has nearly 800 employees and annual revenues of approximately $240 million. The value of foreign trade moving through the Port exceeds $11 billion annually. Prior to his appointment as the Port’s Executive Director, Wyatt served as Chief of Staff to former Oregon Governor John A. Kitzhaber for seven years, preceded by six years as President of the Oregon Business Council, and five years as Executive Director of the Association for Portland Progress, then, Portland’s downtown development association. Wyatt served as a state representative from the Astoria area from 1974–1977.


Jonah Cohen

Principal, Hacker

Since 1988, Jonah has worked on THA’s most significant projects for education, cultural, government and faith-based clients. Under Jonah’s leadership, THA Architecture has earned recognition regionally and nationally for its emphasis on being a sustainable business, complementing its growing expertise in sustainable building design. He is Past President of the Architecture Foundation of Oregon and is a former Board member for the AIA Portland Chapter. He is also a recognized local industry expert on the Construction Manager/General Contractor (CM/GC) process. 

Adam Davis

Partner, Davis, Hibbitts & Midghall, Inc.

Davis is founder and CEO of market and public opinion research firm DHM and he has over 30 years of experience in all phases of opinion research and is a nationally recognized leader in focus group moderating. His specialties include the study of public opinion related to public policy and planning issues. Adam has designed projects in for public, private, and non-profit clients on issues ranging from community development to education reform.



Charles Kelley

Associate Partner, ZGF Architects

Charles is an architect and urban designer specializing in urban redevelopment projects that seek to manage resources more efficiently to make cities more livable. He has worked for ZGF Architects in urban design for 20 years in service of local and national transportation, healthcare and community plans. He is on the City of Portland's Watershed Advisory Group, Percent for Green Committee, and the EcoDistrict Technical Advisory Committee for Water and Vital Communities for the Portland Sustainability Institute. 

Tom Moisan

President, Ankrom Moisan Architects

Ankrom Moisan Associated Architects was formed in 1983 by Stewart Ankrom and Tom Moisan to provide integrated architectural and interior design services that focused on achieving client’s goals. Their portfolio includes housing, hospitality, senior housing, urban design, retail, commercial office, places of worship, health care and public places. Ankrom Moisan played a key role in development of Portland's Pearl District, designing 15 key projects from loft conversions to large-scale condominiums.

Joe Pinzone

Managing Principal, SERA Architects

As SERA’s Managing Principal, Joe has focused the firm on successfully developing and delivering projects through alternative methods such as design build and integrated project delivery (IPD). He has also led the charge at SERA on developing and implementing building information modeling (BIM) and facilities information modeling (FIM). Joe has 27 years of experience, including corporate, institutional, hospitality, non-profit, civic (public and private libraries), public safety, and historic adaptive reuse and renovations in a range of sizes and budgets. His teaming, leadership, and clear communication style have allowed him to form lasting partnerships with associated national and international firms, including Michael Graves.

Charles Brucker

Principal, PLACE Studio

Charles is a landscape architect with skills in project management, design and construction documentation. As a landscape architect, Charles uses his expertise in sustainable design to connect people and buildings with the natural environment. He has a broad range of project experience including campus site planning and design, park and recreation facilities, mixed-use developments, interpretive centers, high technology facilities, and environmental restoration projects. Charles has built a reputation for effective collaboration with other disciplines and has a unique ability to work interactively with clients, consultants and citizens. 

D. Carter MacNichol

Associate, Sheils Obletz Johnsen

Mr. MacNichol has worked as a Business Development Manager at the Portland Development Commission where he recruited domestic and international manufacturing companies to the Portland metro area. He also served as Director of Real Estate Management and Development for the Port of Portland where he  directed development, sales, marketing and management of the Port's commercial and industrial real estate holdings. Mr. MacNichol became a principal at SOJ in 1996, where he has led development of innovative in-fill projects including the Madison Office Condominiums, Belmont Dairy, Belmont Dairy Rowhouses, Museum Place and the Hollywood Library/ Bookmark Apartments. He also currently serves as the project manager of construction for the Portland Streetcar project.

Chelsea McCann

Managing Principal, Walker Macy

Chelsea is Managing Principal and Landscape Architect at Walker Macy, one of the Northwest’s largest and longest-established landscape architecture, planning, and urban design firms. Chelsea has led some of the firm’s most challenging site development projects, including active programmed/ managed public open spaces, parks and major public landmarks, and projects on complex project sites such as brownfields and historic redevelopment sites. As managing principal, Chelsea has spearheaded the firm’s expansion to Seattle and other strategic goals for growth, diversity, and representation of women in the A/E/C professions.

Jon Fink

Vice President, Research and Strategic Partnerships, PSU

Jonathan Fink works with faculty and administrators to shape PSU's portfolio of research and creative activities and to link these to the needs and interests of partners in Metro Portland and beyond. Prior to moving to Portland in September 2010, Dr. Fink spent 30 years at Arizona State University in a variety of positions, including Professor of Geological Sciences, Chairman of the Geology Department, Vice President for Research and Economic Affairs, University Professor of Sustainability, University Sustainability Officer, and Director of the Global Institute of Sustainability. 

Andy Cotugno

Chief Land-Use Planner, Metro

Andy Cotugno has 35 years of professional experience in the transportation and planning fields. Andy was appointed as Metro's Transportation Director in 1980. In 2000, the Transportation and Growth Management Services departments were merged into one, the Planning Department which Mr. Cotugno had responsibility of managing until 2008. In 2008, Mr. Cotugno was appointed to the position of Senior Policy Advisor to the Metro Council and Chief Operating Officer. Prior to Metro, he worked as a transportation planner for the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission in Columbus, Ohio.

Susan Anderson

Director, City of Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability

Susan Anderson, Director of Portland's Bureau of Planning and Sustainability, leads urban design, planning and code development for Portland, and builds partnerships to advance energy efficiency, solar, green building, clean energy technologies, waste reduction, composting and recycling, toxics reduction, sustainable food, and historic preservation citywide. In the early 90s, she led the development of the first local government Climate Action Plan in the United States. Susan has presented at over 100 venues nationally and internationally on sustainable urban development.  

Robert W. Hastings, FAIA

Agency Architect, TriMet

With more than 33 years experience in Portland and Seattle, Bob's professional emphasis has been in transit, urban design and transportation, institutional, commercial and mixed-used housing projects. Bob coordinates the agency's multi-modal efforts in station and urban design, including signage & graphics and art & architecture. He’s lead TriMet’s agency-wide development of a holistic approach to sustainability goals and initiatives, including renewable energy opportunities for Light Rail Projects. Currently Bob is leading the creation of "Oregon/ By Design"--an initiative to develop a statewide design program and implementation strategy that utilizes the full suite of design disciplines to support economic, environmental, and social development.