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PSU Foundation elects four new trustees
Author: PSU Foundation
Posted: July 9, 2014

The Board of Trustees of the Portland State University Foundation has elected four new trustees and officers for 2014-2015.

The following trustees joined the board on July 1: Al Barkouli, chairman and chief executive officer of David Evans and Associates, Inc.; Keren Brown Wilson, founder and senior advisor for Concepts in Community Living, Inc.; Mary Dick, director of administrative services for TigerStop LLC; and Barre Stoll, retired psychologist.  

Al Barkouli has more than 27 years of experience in civil engineering. He became president and CEO of David Evans and Associates in 2010, after serving as president for three years. The firm’s founder, David Evans, recruited Al in 1988 and selected him in 2007 to serve as its third CEO. The Board of Directors appointed him chairman on January 1, 2014. Barkouli received a Bachelor of Science degree and a Master of Science degree in Civil Engineering at Portland State University. He served on the Maseeh College of Engineering and Computer Science Advisory Council for the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering from 2005 to 2010. 

Keren Brown Wilson has more than 30 years experience in long-term care and supportive housing. She was the principal architect of the Oregon model of assisted living and worked with policymakers in other states looking to replicate it. She is also the current president of the Jessie F. Richardson Foundation. Brown Wilson received a doctorate degree in Urban Studies at Portland State University and previously held an adjunct professor position with PSU’s Institute on Aging.

Mary Dick and her husband, Spencer, own TigerStop LLC, a global leader in stop/gauge and pusher systems founded in 1994. She oversees the operations and manages the finance and administration for the family owned company located in Orchards, WA. They also own a manufacturing and distribution facility in Wierden, Netherlands. She received a Master of Public Administration degree at PSU.

Barre Stoll is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist with over 18 years of practice in the field of psychology. She worked as a psychologist at Reed College and Stand For Children, retiring in 2011. Stoll received a Bachelor of Science in Psychology degree and a Master of Social Work degree at Portland State, and she received a doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Pacific University. She is a member of the Leadership Gifts Committee for the PSU Foundation's Creating Futures Scholarship Campaign.

In addition, the Foundation Board has elected the following officers and Executive Committee members for 2014-2015:


Mark Rosenbaum, Board Chair



Jon Mitchell*, Past Chair




Kimberly Cooper, Chair Elect




Lindsay Stewart, Secretary




Tamara Neitzke*, Treasurer




Executive Committee Members:

Tamara Neitzke*, Chair/Finance Committee 
Ray Guenther*, Chair/Development Committee 
Erik Lawrence*, Chair/Gift Acceptance Committee
Kimberly Cooper, Chair/Governance Committee 
David Anderson, Chair/Investment Committee 
Lindsay Stewart, Chair/Talent Management Committee 
Elizabeth Fuller*, Member-At-Large 
Azam Qayum*, Member-At-Large 
Peter Stott*, Member-At-Large 
Wally Van Valkenburg, Member-At-Large 
Don Vollum*, Member-At-Large

*PSU Alumni

The PSU Foundation is an independent, tax-exempt organization that supports and promotes the mission of Portland State University. Members of the Board of Trustees are selected for their business, civic, and philanthropic leadership, professional expertise, ability to provide representation from a broad spectrum of community interests, and commitment to the advancement of PSU. The incoming Trustees will serve three-year terms on the volunteer board.