Advisory Council

Amanda Claire

Project Manager, Jolby & Friends

Amanda Claire is the Project Manager for the creative studio Jolby & Friends. A Portland native, she’s been immersed in the Northwest’s cultural and creative landscape for nearly a decade, working previously in design management and event production for Ace Hotel and Nike. With curiosity, passion, and a keen understanding of the creative mind, Amanda empowers designers to function at their highest caliber.

Stacy Day

Studio Proprietor, Design Within Reach Portland, Advisory Council Co-Chair

With a foundation in interior design, Stacy Day is a sales professional with a decade in business development and management roles for furniture industry leaders. With a passion for the intersection of where design and non-traditional platforms for education meet, Stacy sees every encounter as an opportunity to inform as well as learn.

Within this framework, her sales style and leadership is a collaborative and consultative approach that yields sustainable business growth, long-term client relationships and empowered employees. Stacy Day is currently Studio Proprietor of Design Within Reach in Portland, Oregon where she is an advocate for their mission of making authentic modern design accessible.

Jena Levy

Marketing Coordinator, Gerding Edlen

Jena is the Marketing Coordinator for Portland-based real estate investment and development firm, Gerding Edlen. She works closely with creative teams and designers to create strong brand identities for the growing number of properties across the country. Jena began her career in Portland three years ago supporting Gerding Edlen’s marketing efforts. As Marketing Coordinator, Jena is interested in understanding how people interact with brands and how this translates into the built environment.

A born and raised Hoosier, Jena is a traveler and festival go-er. She is a self-proclaimed Portland foodie, and would eat at Nicholas’ every night if she could. She loves a good book and is currently reading The Pillars of the Earth. She particularly adores Forever by Pete Hamill — and has never met anyone else who has read it!

Richard A. Potestio

Founder, POTESTIO STUDIO

Richard A. Potestio is an architect and designer, whose practice, POTESTIO STUDIO, is based in Portland, Oregon. He has a Masters in Architecture from Syracuse University and a Bachelors of Architecture from the University of Oregon. He is registered as an architect in Massachusetts and Oregon. He has received local, regional and national awards for residential and institutional projects he designed with his own firm and as design lead of prominent NW firms.

He has also received recognition for furniture design and art. He has served on numerous local, regional and state governmental commissions and non-profit boards with agendas in planning, transportation, cycling and tourism. He is the founder of the Cross Crusade Cyclo Cross Series, an annual bike race event that has grown to national stature.

Glenn Scott

Director of Business Development, Vitamin T

Glenn is the Director of Business Development for Aquent/Vitamin T, Portland. As a past board member of the American Marketing Association, the Portland Advertising Federation and the Association of Professional Design Firms, he is in tune with the pulse of the local market, creative networks, and the unique staffing needs of agencies. For 20 years he has worked in creative, client services and operational leadership roles within Portland agencies and he leverages this experience to forge strategic partnerships with creative companies to provide innovative staffing solutions that meet their business, marketing, and design objectives.

Brad Wignall

Vice President of Creative Services, CMD

Currently Brad is the Vice President of Creative Services at CMD in Portland, OR. He is responsible for leading a team of senior creative professionals contributing creative/design solutions to solve their clients’ business problems and providing best-in-class execution. As a member of the executive management team, Brad is helping to define and communicate CMD’s creative vision, lead the agency’s creative/design strategy and maintain the agency’s standards for creative/design excellence.

Beyond Brad’s daily work duties, he has a passion for design and architecture and continues to explore opportunities where these passions can collide with other life interests.

Katie Wignall

Global Vice President, Client Services at SET Creative

Katie has spent her professional career of 20 years building solid partnerships with clients by leading her teams to solve significant business and branding challenges. Katie has accumulated a great deal of experience developing branding and marketing strategies in support of creating sustainable brand experiences.

Clients include Skype, Walmart, Nordstrom, Microsoft and Nasdaq. Currently, Katie is Director of Client Planning at Liquid Agency where she has been for the last three years.