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Mike Alexander selected as new Urban League President

November 6, 2012

By Sophia Kecskes

Michael Alexander, one of Portland's strong community leaders, has been selected as the Urban League of Portland's new President and Chief Executive Officer.

A New Yorker at heart, Mike has served as a Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield executive in Portland for seven years.  He also has served on the boards for Lifeworks Northwest, the Oregon American Leadership Forum, and the cabinet for United Way of Columbia-Willamette.

Mike is also our chair-elect of the Portland Parks Board, and helped us in the search to find new PP&R Director Mike Abbate.

The Urban League is a community-based organization that seeks to empower African Americans and other Oregonians to achieve equality in education, employment, health, and economic opportunity.

Alexander is “excited, pleased and humbled” to be Urban League’s new leader and wants Portland to know that he is ready for the challenge. 

New Urban Leader

Cari Hachmann, The Portland Observer

Photo Credit: The Portland Observer