Helena B. Lankton

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Helena B. Lankton

Executive Vice President

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Helena Lankton is a member of the firm’s investment team and chairs of the firm’s wealth management committee. She is a portfolio manager with individual and institutional clients concentrated in Oregon, Washington and California.

Prior to joining Ferguson Wellman in 2005, Lankton was the managing partner for the Portland, Oregon, office of Badgley, Phelps and Bell. Previously, she worked in San Francisco for the investment firms Alex. Brown & Sons and Kidder, Peabody & Co., Inc. Lankton is a native Oregonian and earned her B.A. in economics from Stanford University. She is a member of the board of directors of Murray Pacific Corporation of Tacoma, a family-owned investment company.

Lankton is recent past president of the Arlington Club—the first woman president in the history of the organization and Vice President of the Arlington Heritage Foundation. She is chair of the board of the Columbia River Maritime Museum. Lankton is also past chair of the Portland Art Museum, serves on the Women of Good Samaritan Steering Committee and the Catlin Gabel Endowment Committee.

Lankton is the 2013 Admiral of the 119th Astoria Regatta, the 2008 recipient of the Stanford Alumni Association’s Governor’s Award, the 2008 Annie Wright School Alumni Award and is the 2009 recipient of the Portland Business Journal’s Orchid Award as Woman Executive of the Year in the small and medium business category.

Lankton and her husband enjoy playing golf, traveling and spending time with their five grown sons.