Mary Ann Herman Joins Board of Commissioners

April 17, 2014 — Business executive and civic leader Mary Ann “Miki” Herman has been appointed to Home Forward’s board of commissioners, holding a City of Portland seat on the nine-member volunteer citizen board that governs the agency.
photo of Mary Ann Herman“We’re excited to welcome Miki to the board,” said Board Chair David Widmark, “She is an exceptional business person who is committed to using her considerable talent to help those who have less.”

Herman has extensive executive experience in real estate development and management, finance, planning, and procurement.  She was a member of the senior management team that catapulted Starbucks to national market leadership and went on to executive roles at The Discovery Channel Store, Nau Inc., and Sears.  She is a Foundation Board Trustee and chair of the volunteer board of the Albertina Kerr Centers, where she has led the development of a new and transformative business strategy for the 34-year shops and restaurant.

“Home Forward provides important services that are critical to our diverse population.  I look forward to contributing to programs that make life better for so many.  In particular, I am interested in real estate development that produces more affordable homes and initiatives that help our residents remain in their homes as they age,” Herman said.