2013 Roast presented by Wells Fargo a Success!
Last night, nearly 700 Oregonians packed the Rose Garden Arena to support the mission of All Hands Raised to help all kids achieve their full potential. The Roast included moving remarks by Lee Po Cha, Director of the Asian Family Center and Board Chair as well as Portland Mayor Charlie Hales. The highlight of the night came with the Roast, however, when the Hacks and the Flacks traded jabs. Despite their valient effort, Hacks Congressman Earl Blumenauer, Oregon Speaker of the House Tina Kotek and METRO President Tom Hughes were defeated by Flacks Peter Ames Carlin, Anne Jaeger and Paul Linnman.
In its 18th year the Annual Roast Festival presented by Wells Fargo is an annual tradition of taking the night off from our shared hard work, to laugh together. To see a full list of sponsors, click here.
View the 2013 Roast Program
Master of Ceremonies Kerry Tymchuk and The Eddie Martinez Band
Hacks: The Honorable Earl Blumenauer, United States House of Representatives, Tina Kotek, Speaker, Oregon House of Representatives, Tom Hughes, President, METRO Council
Flacks: Peter Ames Carlin, New York Times Bestselling Author, Anne Jaeger, Television News Reporter, Anchor, and “Goddess of All Things Gardening”, Paul Linnman, Iconic Portland Radio & Television Personality
Dialsmith * The Greenbrier Companies * Iberdrola Renewables * JPMorgan Chase * NW Natural * Stoel Rives LLP * University of Oregon * Vernier Software & Technology
Portland Business Journal
Bank of America * Barran Liebman LLP * The Boeing Company * Cable Huston Benedict Haagensen & Lloyd LLP * Chartwells School Dining Services * Coca-Cola * Columbia Sportswear * Comcast Cable * Coraggio Group * Gallatin Public Affairs * Gary McGee & Co. * GBD Architects * Gerding Edlen * Gratteri’s Les Schwab * Hanna Andersson * Hoffman Construction * KPMG LLP * Larkins Vacura LLP * Legacy Health System * Metropolitan Group * Miller Nash LLP * New Seasons Market * O’Neill Electric * The Oregonian * Pacific Power * Portland General Electric * Portland Monthly Magazine * Precision Castparts Corp. * Regence BlueCross BlueSheild of Oregon * The Standard * Skanska* Sussman Shank LLP * Tonkon Torp LLP * U.S. Bank * Wieden + Kennedy
Amy & Kevin Kohnstamm * Asian Family Center * Bill Scott * CareOregon * Cole Mills * Congressman Earl Blumenauer * Concordia University * David Douglas School District * Education Northwest * FamilyCare Inc. * Jennifer Messenger Heilbronner * Latino Network * Portland Association of Teachers * Portland Business Alliance * Portland Community College * Portland Development Commission * Portland Public Schools * Portland State University * Providence Health & Services * Ross & Sheila Lienhart * Susheela Jayapal & Brad Miller * Warner Pacific College * *William & Kieren Porter * Worksystems, Inc.
Coca-Cola * Ninkasi Beer * Ste Michele Wine Estates
2013 ROAST COMMITTEE
Congressman Earl Blumenauer
Emi Donis, Precision Castparts
Don Pearson, Wells Fargo
Theressa Davis, Comcast
Sho Dozono, Azumano Travel/American Express
Dan Field, Kaiser Permanente
William Gilliland, Windermere Real Estate
Bernie Kronberger, Wells Fargo
Cole Mills, Waddell & Reed, Inc.
Karis Stoudamire-Phillips, ODS Health
Kerry Tymchuk, Oregon Historical Society
Ron Walden, Jordan/Nike
Andrea Watson, Reynolds School District
Craig Wessel, Portland Business Journal