Portland, February 11th, 2014. Multnomah Athletic Club elected lifelong member Darcy Henderson to serve as president for 2014. The club announced Henderson’s election at its Annual Meeting. She serves one year in the position of president.
Henderson, 50, is a freelance photo stylist and Portland native, though her work and education have taken her around the world. After graduating from Colorado College, she lived in New York and Chicago before returning to Portland in 1993. Henderson has also worked in commercial banking, advertising and public relations. She has served on MAC’s Membership, Nominating and Ad Hoc Survey committees, and has chaired the Communications and Family Events committees. Henderson lives in southwest Portland with her husband, Mike Urness, and children Jack, 8, and daughter Laney, 7, students at Ainsworth Elementary School.
“As a lifelong member of MAC, I know what a wonderful club this is, and I am honored to have been selected as President. Through the past 50 years, I have seen the Club evolve to meet the changing needs of members while continuing a tradition of excellence in the MAC’s social offerings, facilities, and athletics,” Henderson said. “I plan to continue this tradition and the work of trustees who have served before me.”
Joining Henderson are Vice President Dwight Terry, owner of Terry Family Funeral Home in North Portland; Treasurer Ann Blume, a senior associate with commercial real estate company CBRE; and Secretary David DeBlasio, attorney and managing partner at Harrington, Anderson & DeBlasio,
Henderson replaces past President Carl Burnham III, managing partner at Deschutes Wealth Management. The Board’s other outgoing officers include Vice President Jim Cleary, Treasurer Craig Iverson and Secretary Gwen Farnham, managing director at Intel Capital.
The 2014 officers were elected Monday, Feb. 11 by the club’s 12-member Board of Trustees, and announced to the general membership at the 123rd Annual Meeting, held Tuesday, Feb. 11. Each four-member class of trustees serves three years, serving as officers in their final year.
Second-year trustees are Doug Dawley, interventional cardiologist with Northwest Cardiovascular Institute; David Horstkotte, engineer and full-time father; Robert W. Nunn, attorney with Sussman Shank LLP; and Scott Sakamoto, internet marketing specialist and owner of Ronin Studios.
Newly elected trustees include Linda Higgons, a retired partner with Turtledove Clemens marketing communications firm; retired commercial property manager Janice Marquis; entrepreneur Scott Stevens; and Mike Wells, Managing Director and Local Market Area Leader for commercial real estate firm CBRE. This incoming class of trustees was selected by a special nominating committee led by past President Darwin Green, and elected as Trustees during the Annual Meeting.
The Multnomah Athletic Club’s mission is to enrich lives, foster friendships and build upon our traditions of excellence in athletic, social and educational programs.
Founded in 1891, the Multnomah Athletic Club is a family-oriented club that offers a variety of activities to its 19,900 members. Located at 1849 S.W. Salmon Street in Portland, Oregon, the club occupies two buildings totaling 550,00 square feet. The eight-level main clubhouse overlooks the 30,000-seat JELD-WEN Field and is within walking distance of downtown Portland. Covered parking is provided in the club’s garage located across the street from the main clubhouse.
MAC’s membership includes national and world champions. More than 40 MAC athletes and coaches have participated in Olympic Games, winning a total 28 medals through the years. Honors include Dan Kelly’s world records in the 100-yard dash and the 220-yard dash; Louise Kuehn’s first United States Olympic diving gold medal; swimmer Nancy Merki’s 27-second margin in her 1,500-meter freestyle record; and Jim Grelle’s 21 sub-four-minute miles.