The PAF Board Of Directors come from all kinds of backgrounds — and their journey’s are firmly planted in their love for Portland’s dynamic creative community. Learn about the members of the board and get to know them at PAF events.


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    PAF Executive Director

    Katie is a native Oregonian who started her career in tradition media first in radio, helping on-air talent and marketing/promotions. She then transitioned over to TV, working five years at the local NBC affiliate in sales and marketing. In 2006, Katie made the jump to the agency side as a media buyer for a variety of retail and QSR clients including Dairy Queen & Papa Johns. The agency life turned out to be such a great fit that she quickly moved her way up to be Media Director and Account Director. She brings her passion, enthusiasm and excellence into all client relations, marketing plans and the Portland Advertising Federation. It’s easy to see that she truly loves what she does and the people she works with.  It’s contagious.


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    SET Creative, Account Director

    PAF  President

    Sesha believes in a world where laughter is loud, inspiration is always at the ready, the paint on the canvas is never quite dry, and the dial always goes to 11.  In the past 15+ years, Sesha has honed her skills connecting exceptional clients with phenomenal creators to execute groundbreaking campaigns.

    Specialties: Creative design, interior architecture, brand direction, representation, client services, multimedia strategy

  • Katherine Cochran

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    STRUCK, Director of Production

    PAF Treasurer

    Project Management is more than an on-time and on-budget mantra for Katherine – she is constantly planning for the unexpected and rolling with the punches to deliver something even greater than expected. With over 18 years of project management experience, Katherine began her career in the telecom industry, moving on to obtain over 14 years of experience in the Marketing industry managing projects with a focus on digital. Her portfolio incorporates work with a broad range of clients, including Visa, Allstate Insurance, McDonald’s, Dreamworks, Disney, Nickelodeon Animation Studio, Hewlitt Packard, Columbia Sportswear, Mountain Hardwear, Nike and ASICS. When not in the office, Katherine spends her time chasing her young boys around or quilting, crafting and creating anything she can.

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    NORTH, Principal and Managing Director

    PAF Chairman Emertius

    26 years of holistic, media-neutral brand thinking for national and international brands on two continents. Passionate believer in the power of creativity and values-based branding.

    Specialties: Brand strategy; marketing communications; creative thinking; advertising; traditional and digital media; design management; business management.


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    COUNTRY Financial, Sr Financial Advice Specialist 

    PAF Events Chair

    Senior Financial Advice Specialist Mark Fenske partners with COUNTRY Financial® representatives and clients with their retirement strategy, legacy creation, and income preservation. In his role as Happy Hour Chair for Portland Ad Fed Mark coordinates the Extremely Happy Hour events. If your agency is interested give Mark a buzz.


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    Sea Legs Media, Video Marketing Specialist and Social Media Coordinator 

    PAF Marketing & Programs Committees

    Let’s make the digital revolution more human. Jamie Morrissey is a digital strategist and copywriter that wants to help brands make more meaningful connections with customers in the digital realm and IRL. She graduated from Portland State University with degrees in Advertising and Economics. There she completed a yearlong internship with FIR NW, a student run ad agency, and worked with the Portland Police and PSU Athletics on digital and outdoor campaigns. Other interests include craft beer sampling, sketch comedy duos and nicely bound notebooks.


    Specialties: Creative and Digital Strategy, Copywriting, Social Media Management and Video Marketing


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    R2C Group, Creative Services Manager

    PAF Communications Secretary

    Iris has worked in advertising, on the agency side, since graduating from college as a newly minted Art Director. Through the course of her career, she has moved from art direction into Creative Services then HR roles at some of the country’s leading agencies, including OgilvyOne, Razorfish, Draftfcb and OMD. A Chicago native and Cubs season ticket holder, Iris moved to Portland in 2015, thanks to a job offer from her former ECD at Ogilvy. Currently, Iris enjoys working in the creative department at R2C Group, exploring the beauty of Oregon, getting to know the Portland ad community, and sampling all the great food.