PORTLAND, Ore. – April 16, 2015 – Mary Faulkner, senior vice president of branding and communications, was honored by Portland Business Journal as a 2015 Woman of Influence Orchid Award Winner. Every year, Portland Business Journal recognizes a group of successful business women from across Oregon and Southwest Washington at their Orchid Award event. The winners are selected by the editorial staff from hundreds of submitted nominations that speak to the business achievements, career accomplishments and civic and community involvement of these women.
“Mary is very deserving of this award. Her experience, results and demeanor have elevated her to a leadership role in our firm and she has become an invaluable member of our management team. In addition to her good work with our company, she is engaged in and has led efforts with some nonprofit organizations that play an integral role in our community,” said Jim Rudd, principal and chief executive officer.
Nonprofits that Faulkner has been involved with include Oregon Historical Society, Lone Fir Cemetery Foundation, Portland State University’s Center for Women’s Leadership, The ReBuilding Center, OMSI, Hill Staffers for the Hungry and Homeless and University of Oregon Alumni Association (DC Ducks).
Founded in 1975, Ferguson Wellman Capital Management is a privately owned registered investment adviser that serves over 700 clients with assets starting at $3 million. The firm works with individuals and institutions in 36 states with a concentration of those clients in the West. Ferguson Wellman manages $4.3 billion comprising union and corporate retirement plans; endowments and foundations; and separately managed accounts for individuals and families. In 2013, West Bearing Investments was established, a division of Ferguson Wellman, that serves clients with assets starting at $750,000. All company information listed above reflects 3/31/15 data.