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The Board of Directors of the Portland-Suzhou Sister City Association is made up of a dedicated group of civic and community volunteers, all with professional and/or personal interests and connections to Suzhou.


Mr. Robert J Fraser, Vice President – Event Logistic Consultant, Fraser Global Sourcing @ Experient

Ms. Bonnie Starkey, Vice President – Business Development, CLIMB Center for Advancement, Portland Community College (Ret.)

Mr. Ray Torkelson, Treasurer – Matisse Capital

Ms. Lynne McIntyre GRI, CIPS, ABR,  Immediate Past President


Ms. Hongyu Cai

Mr. Raymond Cheung,  CPA Partner, Geffen Mesher & Company

Ms. Cathy Chinn, President, Excelinet, LLC.

Dr. Jonathan Cooley, DBA, MBA, Advantage Partners USA & Asia

Mr. Kevin Crotchett, Principal, Jackson Middle School

Ms. Jenny Dong, Director Pacific Education and Cultural Exchange Center

Mr. Richard (Rick) Jung, Executive Director, Portland Gay Men’s Chorus

Mr. Jeffrey Kinkley, Courtesy Professor of History, Courtesy Professor of World Languages and Literatures, Portland State University

Ms. Alice Lee, Global Investment Strategist of DPR Medical Consulting Co.

Ms. Jean Ni Li, Financial Advisor, Senior Marketing Director

Ms. Maihwa Francis Li, PSSCA Resident Artist

Ms. Hong Mautz, President, Chinus Cultural Productions

Mr. Jim Mei, Attorney at Law, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

Ms. Wei Nathan, Owner, Fortune International Traders LLC

Mr. Raymond B. Torkelson,  Matisse Capital

Mr. Jian Zhang, Associate Director, Confucius Institute at Portland State University

Mr. Jimmy J. Zhu, President, Polytech Heating, LLC


Ms. Chido Dhliwayo
International Relations Associate
International Relations, Office of Government Relations
City of Portland


Mr. Andre Wang Attorney at Law Office of Andre M. Wang


Mr. Nicholas Chen
Ms. Conni Diack
Mr. Mike Lindberg
Mr. Phil Thompson
Congressman David Wu