About

Connect PDX

Our Board of Directors

 

Our Board of Directors is comprised of professionals with expertise in law, real estate, mortgage lending, insurance, and creative design.

Bonnie Arnesen

Vice President

Hi. I’m Bonnie Arnesen, one of five founding Board Members of Connect PDX. I am a Property & Casualty Agent with Century Benefits helping people find the best insurance at the lowest price. I’ve been an insurance agent for over 15 years writing personal and commercial lines of business.

Outside of insurance, I enjoy spending time camping, hanging out with my friends, and checking out the local festivals.

If you are interested in learning more about Connect PDX or becoming a member, please feel free to email me at bonnie@connectpdx.org.

Jad Hamdan

Treasurer

Hi. I’m Jad Hamdan, one of five founding Board Members of Connect PDX. I am a Mortgage Lending Professional with Northwest Funding Group helping home buyers find the right financing sources for the purchase of their home or investment property. Following 20 years in various corporate sales positions, I became a licensed mortgage professional in 2014.

As part of a locally owned and independent mortgage company, I am focused on creating positive experiences for my clients that help them create wealth and long-term income streams through property ownership. As a referral-based business, I believe in walking my clients through every step of the financing process and explaining often complex practices in easy-to-understand ways.

Outside of mortgage lending, I enjoy spending time cooking, fishing, golfing and exploring the great food and wine Portland has to offer. I also volunteer my time as a board member of the Oregon Hospice and Palliative Care Association. Portland is a great city with so many dedicated small business professionals, and I take great pride in connecting people who do great work.

If you are interested in learning more about Connect PDX or becoming a member, please feel free to email me at jad@connectpdx.org.

Greg Rochford

President

Hi. I’m Greg Rochford, one of five founding Board member of Connect PDX. I am the founder and principal of a small, Portland-based creative consulting firm, Rochford Creative. I founded Rochford Creative in 2015 after 15 years as an internal graphic designer and marketer for two different companies.

With Rochford Creative, I help small businesses and non-profits define, develop, and deliver their message to their target market. Through an integrated approach combining graphic design, copywriting and marketing, I design memorable logos and brands, websites, and marketing materials. I help clients get found online with search engine optimization, and convert those visitors into customers through effective design and copywriting.

When I am not helping clients gain market presence and increase sales, I enjoy spending time with family and friends, jogging, practicing yoga, listening to music, reading, exploring local breweries, and enjoying time outside in our beautiful Pacific Northwest. My wife and I also volunteer at our daughter’s school and in our Northeast Portland community.

If you are interested in learning more about Connect PDX or becoming a member, please feel free to email me at greg@connectpdx.org.

Peter Tran

Secretary

Hi there! I’m Peter Tran and I’m proud to be one of the founding Board members of Connect PDX. I am an attorney at Immix Law Group in Portland, Oregon. As an attorney, I work with clients to find solutions to legal issues so clients can focus on other aspects of their lives. My varied background and experience allows me to creatively help my clients with a broad array of issues including employment matters, business formation and governance, contract review, and business immigration planning and application.

When I’m not practicing law, I make efforts to volunteer and give back to the community – hence my enthusiasm for Connect PDX. Additionally, I enjoy running, hiking, cycling, enjoying the local food and beer scene in Portland, and travelling (to enjoy the less-local food and beer scene).

If you are interested in learning more about Connect PDX or becoming a member, please feel free to email me at peter@connectpdx.org.

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