Founder / President, Susan Bladholm

Susan Bladholm is a transportation enthusiast, who learned to work with multiple jurisdictions as a co-founder and first executive director of Cycle Oregon, a 30-year old bike ride that gained recognition as a top ride in the nation within the first three years of operations. She has staffed five governors, served the Oregon Economic Development Department (dba Business Oregon) for 10 years, spent 10 years with the Port of Portland (airports, seaports, industrial lands) as director of Corporate Marketing, and served as the Senior Director of Marketing and Strategy for a global aviation services company that conducts business across six continents.

Susan is a life-long Portlander who would like to foster a greater appreciation for the value of our riverways.

Board of Directors

Left to right: Founder/President, Susan Bladholm; Nina Byrd, Charlene Zidell, Sue Van Brocklin, Chair; James Paulson, Scott South, Dan Bower and Allison Tivnon, Secretary.

Upper right: Maritime Consultant, John Sainsbury