Deidra Krys-Rusoff, senior vice president and portfolio manager, has been appointed to the Metro Exposition and Recreation Commission (MERC). While new to the MERC, Krys-Rusoff is not new to Metro, having joined the Oregon Zoo Bond Citizens Oversight Committee in 2010, serving as vice chair and chair. MERC works to protect the public investment in three of Metro’s visitor venues: Oregon Convention Center, Portland Expo Center and Portland 5’s Centers for the Arts. Scott Robinson, Metro’s deputy chief operating officer, said Krys-Rusoff was an obvious choice for the position. “Deidra comes from the financial sector. She’s involved in bond markets, which has really helped our oversight committee. She is able to communicate the technical information to the rest of the committee in a way they can understand.”
“Deidra’s commitment to serve our community is very admirable and consistent with the value she brings to our clients and company every day. We are proud of her accomplishments and leadership,” said Jim Rudd, principal and chief executive officer of Ferguson Wellman.