Josephine (Jo) has spent the last 15+ years as a financial services professional, most recently working as a community banker serving businesses and nonprofit organizations throughout the Portland metro area. Jo has extensive experience with managing teams and projects, treasury management for businesses, public speaking and fundraising. She has a deep passion for economic justice and advocating for a more equitable and sustainable world. As a community banker, Jo focused her efforts on building relationships with social justice nonprofits, triple bottom line businesses and organizations founded by women and BIPOC.
Earlier this year, she decided to leave the corporate banking world to explore opportunities outside of the traditional financial industry. She is thoroughly enjoying summer and is staying busy serving on the board of directors for Unite Oregon Action, the Women’s Foundation of Oregon finance committee in addition to supporting several other community centric and civic engagement projects and initiatives.
Jo was born and raised in Phoenix Arizona and moved to Oregon when she was 14 years old. She attended the University of Oregon and graduated with a double major in Women and Gender Studies and International Studies. To stay sane, Jo enjoys running (she even ran a marathon once, but she is one and done!) and napping on the couch with her dog Olivia and cat Elliott. These days, however, leisurely naps have been few and far between as most of her free time is spent trying to keep up with her endlessly energetic 3-year-old, Grayson.
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