Meet the Team
President & CEO
The Executive Director of the Portland Chamber of Commerce is the Chief Executive Officer of the organization and is responsible to the Board of Directors for the full range of activities: coordination of the Program of Work, organizational structure and procedures, motivation of volunteers, income and expenditures, maintenance of membership, employment and supervision of staff, interpretation of policy, maintenance of quarters and planning.
Sherri Ferguson became President & CEO of the Portland Chamber of Commerce on Monday, March 14, 2011. She replaced former director Amy Wald. Ferguson worked for many years for Shannon Insurance as an insurance agent.
“My goals are to increase the partnership with the city and surrounding chambers to work together to create an ‘I can help you and you can help me’ type of philosophy,” said Ferguson in an interview with the Portland Leader newspaper. “I’d like to have better networking among the chamber members and I want them to be excited about networking. I feel this is what I’ve already heard.”
Ferguson is the daughter of dairy farmers who grew up in nearby Orlinda. She is married to David Ferguson and they have three children and two grandchildren.