Two-term School Board member Liz Hartman has been chosen from 175 applicants to be the administrative coordinator for the Lake Oswego Chamber of Commerce.
Chamber Executive Director Keith Dickerson announced the decision to his board Thursday, saying Hartman's "unmatched blend of talents, skills and gifts, which has served her so well in her tenure as an LOSD School Board member, will allow her to excel in this new and challenging position."
Hartman will replace Operations Manager Sean Minogue, who is retiring after 11 years. She will start her new job on July 23 at the chamber's annual golf classic, Dickerson said.
Hartman was elected to her Position 4 seat on the School Board in 2013 and served as chair for two years. She also was elected to the Oregon School Boards Association Legislative Policy Committee, earning the OSBA's highest level of leadership recognition — the Platinum Award — through a series of certification courses. She currently serves on the association's board of directors.
Hartman was re-elected to the School Board in May 2017, running unopposed for a term that is scheduled to end on June 30, 2021. She told The Review she intends to complete that term while working with the chamber.
"I am excited to be joining the Lake Oswego Chamber of Commerce," she said. "I have enjoyed volunteering on past projects and look forward to continuing the great work the Chamber of Commerce does for our Lake Oswego community, citizens and businesses. This is a great organization!"
Hartman graduated with a bachelor's degree in political science and speech communications from Willamette University, where she was the first woman elected to serve as the institution's student body president. She has worked as an account executive for a public relations firm and as a staff assistant to the Oregon Field Office of U.S. Sen. Bob Packwood.
As director of constituent relations for Oregon Health & Science University, she served as the alumni director for the schools of medicine, dentistry and nursing, as well as the annual fund director.
In Lake Oswego, Hartman has served as parent club president for Lakeridge High School and Hallinan Elementary, and as auction chair and volunteer at both schools. In addition, she has served on the School Advisory Council at all levels and in various roles with the Lake Oswego Schools Foundation.
Hartman also has supported the wider community. She's been on the Glenmorrie Neighborhood Association board, which she led as chairwoman, and is a past member of the City of Lake Oswego's Comprehensive Plan Advisory Committee.
— The Review