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Doris Towery - Vocational Presentation

I am a recovering newspaper publisher who has transformed my skills in creating organizational culture and building strong, profitable businesses into creating significant impact to improve the lives of people in my community. I am passionate about bringing community partners together to collaborate around solving critical issues. I get my greatest joy helping women connect, engage and support each other to be successful leaders. I am passionate that people have a personal choice about their reproductive health and well-being. I want our kids to be safe and cherished, youth to be confident and successful, and our community to support a strong public transit system that will serve our neighbors well into the future. I put my passions to work by serving on boards including six years on the Lane Transit District Board of Directors, my last two as the board President.

I started my career in advertising sales and moved up through the ranks thanks to amazing mentors and some of the great leaders in newspapers. I had the wonderful honor of being named as one of 20 Under 40 making a difference in newspapers by Editor and Publisher magazine. After spending twelve years in media working to create newspapers with a strong community journalism focus and working to bring important discussions to light in the community, I decided to apply my talents to make a difference helping improve lives. As a young rookie publisher in NY I once heard a wise sage from Hearst Publications talk about "putting your essence into your community". I wanted to put my essence into my community and found the best way for me to do that was to go work in the nonprofit arena. 

Earlier Event: March 28
Jim Kesey