We are giving away a pair of tickets to August Power Breakfast @ Portland’s Sentinel Hotel on August 23. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Monday , August 20.
From our sponsors:
August Power Breakfast
Ruth Williams-Brinkley, President, Kaiser Permanente | Peggy Miller, CEO, PacStar | Starla Goff, CEO, Paulson Investment Company
August 23, 2018
7:30a | $45 | All Ages
More info: bizjournals.com
The Sentinel Hotel
614 SW 11th Ave, Portland, OR 97205
Hear from three incredible women leaders in our community as we discuss what it means to make a difference and how to leave a legacy. Meet the women behind Kaiser Permanente, PacStar and Paulson Investment Company! Prepare for a morning of empowerment!
About Ruth Williams-Brinkley
Ruth Williams-Brinkley, RN, is the president, Northwest, Kaiser Foundation Health Plan and Hospitals. In this role, Williams-Brinkley oversees all of Kaiser Permanente’s care delivery and health plan operations in Oregon and markets in Vancouver and Longview/Kelso, Washington.
Prior to joining Kaiser Permanente in November 2017, Williams-Brinkley served as CEO of KentuckyOne Health, Kentucky’s largest integrated health system. Williams-Brinkley successfully oversaw post-merger systems integration and optimization and expanded signature programs in heart and cancer care for the benefit of citizens across Kentucky.
Prior to her tenure with KentuckyOne, Williams-Brinkley served as president and CEO of Carondelet Health Network in Tucson, Arizona, and as president and CEO of Memorial Health Care System in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
Williams-Brinkley holds bachelors and Master of Science degrees from De Paul University, an honorary doctoral degree from Spaulding University, and is a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives. She has consistently appeared on Modern Healthcare’s Top 25 Women in Healthcare and Top 25 Minority Executives in Healthcare, and was named one of Becker’s Most Admired CEOs.
About Peggy Miller:
Miller joined PacStar in 2007, initially responsible for overseeing the company’s finances. In June 2009, she was promoted to Chief Operating Officer, overseeing the company’s day to day operations. And in January 2015, Miller was promoted to become Chief Executive Officer. She also serves as corporate secretary and treasurer.
Miller has an established record of building businesses and strengthening finances through a series of executive-level management positions. While at PacStar, she has been a leader and significant contributor to PacStar’s success, providing strategic guidance as the company moved from operating losses to becoming a profitable company recognized within the DoD for its quality products and outstanding customer service.
Prior to joining PacStar, Miller was a partner with Tatum, LLC, where she provided strategic financial consulting services to various companies. Peggy has served in an executive capacity for a variety of companies including as CEO of privately held Astoria-Pacific International, President of Concero, and as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Monstermoving.com, Inc. It was there, at Monstermoving.com, where in addition to her former company, Virtual Relocation.com, that she acquired five companies to form the Monstermoving group. She helped co-found Virtual Relocation in 1998 which was sold to Monster, Inc. (NASDAQ:MNST) in May 2000 for $80 million.
Miller holds a BS in Business Administration with honors from Portland State University.
About Starla Goff
Starla Goff brings 20 years of experience in strategically advising public, private, and governmental entities. Prior to joining Paulson Investment Company, LLC, Starla was a shareholder at the Portland office of Smith Freed and Eberhard, PC. During her time there, she co-chaired the Employment and Business Litigation Practice Group in Portland, Oregon, and Seattle, Washington. Her success was noticed by external sources which lead to her receiving acknowledgments such as Portland Business Journals ‘Top 40 Under 40’.
Starla assumed her current position after co-leading an outside syndicate of investors and industry professionals in the recapitalization and reorganization of Paulson Investment Company, LLC. In addition, Starla sits on the board for New Avenues for Youth and The Classic Wines Auction.