Serilda Summers-McGee, Human Resources and Workforce Development Director for the Portland Development Commission, leads comprehensive human resources management and oversees all workforce development priorities in alignment with the commission’s strategic goals. Ms. Summers-McGee held previous roles as the human resources director for the Oregon Department of Education and as talent planning manager at Kaiser Permanente Northwest. She was the first executive director for Partners in Diversity, where she worked with human resources departments at companies throughout the region on strategies to recruit and retain executives of color. She has more than 10 years of experience in government, higher education, and corporate environments with experience across a broad range of HR practices.
Ms. Summers-McGee received a Bachelor of Science degree from Grand Valley State University, a Master of Arts in Student Affairs Administration from Ball State University, and a Master of Business Administration from Willamette University. She is a board member of Meals on Wheels Oregon, Stand for Children, and Willamette University’s Atkinson Business School. In 2014 she received the Portland Business Journal’s Forty Under Forty award for professional excellence, leadership and community commitment. In 2016 Serilda publish a book titled: Change the Workgame: Building and Sustaining a Diverse Workforce, where she coaches professionals on ways to recruit and retain a diverse workforce.
Her husband, Charles McGee, was a competitor in PCRI’s 2014 Dancing with the Stars gala and she’s excited to see this year’s contestants perform.
Andrew Tweedie, Community Affairs Officer for Wells Fargo, oversees Wells Fargo’s philanthropic efforts in Oregon and Southwest Washington. Prior to his role at Wells Fargo, he was the senior director of community engagement at the American Cancer Society in Portland and Director of Development for Our House. In each of his roles, Andrew brings a wealth of knowledge and experience, as well as boundless enthusiasm.
Andrew has been involved for several years with Camp KC, which provides a caring, safe annual camp for children whose lives are impacted by HIV/AIDS. He is also a board member for Our House.
Cupid Alexander is the reigning Dancing with the Stars Portland champion. He and Jessi Aillon, his professional dance partner from Fred Astaire Dance Studio, won the judges’ approval at the 2016 gala. Check out the video of their performance here.
Cupid has a deep history in the Portland area’s housing organizations. He is currently a Housing Policy Analyst for Portland Housing Bureau and the Vice President of Community Development for National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials Cascade Chapter as well as serving as Secretary of the Pacific Northwest Regional Chapter. He serves as the Vice President of the Urban League’s Young Professionals, and is currently a board member of the ReBuilding Center. Prior to working for the Portland Housing Bureau, Cupid worked for the Washington County Department of Housing Services and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Cupid is a proud graduate of Wilson High School and attended Western Oregon University, Fisk University, and Warner Pacific College were he was a collegiate basketball player and earned a Business degree. He additionally attended Portland State University where he earned both a graduate degree in Real Estate Development, and a Masters in Public Administration.