Helena B. Lankton
Executive Vice President
Helena Lankton is a member of the firm’s investment team and is a member and the outgoing chair 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 a member of the Executive Committee, as well as a member of the Investment and Nominating committees and past president of the Columbia River Maritime Museum. Lankton is also past chair of the Portland Art Museum and serves on the Catlin Gabel Endowment Committee.
Lankton and her husband enjoy playing golf, traveling and spending time with their five grown sons and three grandchildren.