Michael Alexander Leaves Regence BlueCross BlueShield to Lead Urban League of Portland
August 3, 2012 -- Regence executive Michael Alexander has accepted the position of president and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Urban League of Portland. The position will temporarily be listed as interim while the Portland office awaits formal certification of Alexander from the National Urban League.
“I am proud of the time and dedication our board, staff, and community leaders have given to the search for our new CEO," said Lolenzo Poe, Board Chair for the Urban League of Portland. "We had talented candidates from around the country express interest, as well as respected leaders from right here in Portland. Our recommendation of Michael Alexander, who has celebrated success as a leader in business, is a testament to our vision and belief of the important role the Urban League will continue to play in our community for decades to come."
The Urban League of Portland began its search for a new executive in March after the resignation of former League president, Marcus Mundy in December 2011. Since that time, the League has been led by two interim Presidents former US Bank executive, Quentin Strode, and for the past four months, former Tri-Met executive Bruce M. Watts. Alexander will serve as Portland's 13th League President. He will assume the permanent position running the League's daily operations on August 27th, 2012.