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Business Outreach Program welcomes two new staff members
Author: School of Business Administration
Posted: September 21, 2010
codygray2.gifCody Gray is the newest BOP Business Advisor. He will be responsible for providing assistance on our next TriMet project by assisting small businesses in their relocation process for the next light rail line to Milwaukie. Cody enjoys helping others with business strategy and continuously improving an entire organization to function at higher levels and improve profits. Cody is an Oregon Native and combat veteran of Desert Storm, serving just over 6 years on an M1A1 tank in the Army and living/traveling Europe in the late 1980's while stationed in Germany. Cody attended Chemeketa Community College after leaving military service and graduated with a BA in General Management and an International Business Studies Certificate in 1998 from Portland State University. Cody recently earned his MBA from the Graduate School of Business at Portland State University in June 2009. Cody coaches his son's Little League baseball team, loves to fish, boat, garden, and brew homemade beer in his spare time. Cody also provides "Service Above Self" through the Albina Rotary club, serving the N/NE inner city neighborhoods of Portland since 2000. After a three year leave from the BOP, we are happy to welcome Cody back.
stephanie.gifStephanie Austin, a recent UC San Diego honors graduate, joined the Business Outreach Program in August as our Program Assistant. She is part of the Americorps VISTA program (President Kennedy's Peace Corps for America Project), which places qualified applicants in support roles for organizations that aim to help the community. Stephanie is thrilled to be working with the BOP. As BOP's first VISTA, she plans to make a positive impact on Portland by increasing BOP's networking and outreach capabilities while also focusing on strengthening and streamlining some of the BOP's internal systems. When not striving to save the world, Stephanie enjoys exploring Portland, indulging in photography and trying new adventures that the Pacific Northwest has to offer.