Staff Directory

Gregg Mindt
Executive Director
503-227-6361 ext. 1

Gregg serves as NEBC’s executive director. Gregg most recently served as Director of Marketing & Member Programs for Associated Oregon Industries. He also served as Executive Director of Young Entrepreneurs Business Week. With an extensive background in leading trade associations, he served as President & CEO of Oregon Lodging Association, and held senior leadership positions with Oregon Restaurant Association, Washington State Hotel & Motel Association, and Oregon Optometric Association. In 2008, Gregg formed The Mindt Group, providing strategic marketing and management solutions to a select group of businesses and organizations. Gregg, his wife, Linda, and two daughters reside in Lake Oswego.

Tyler Cluverius
Program Manager

Tyler manages NEBC’s Seattle office and focuses on program activities and member relations. He comes to NEBC with a diverse professional background that includes experience in higher education, trade association management, and environmental advocacy. Before joining NEBC, Tyler served as the Director of Outreach & Development at the Wild Fish Conservancy, a non-profit organization dedicated to the recovery and conservation of the Northwest’s wild-fish ecosystems. Prior to that, he was a Senior Manager at the Grocery Manufacturers Association in Washington, DC where he developed and managed a variety of conferences, workshops, and other projects for executives from member companies. Earlier, he held several positions at the American Society for Engineering Education including Program Manager and Continuing Education Manager. Tyler is an avid fly fisherman and lives with his wife and Jack Russell Terrier.

Jeff Jordan
Program Manager
503-227-6361 ext. 3

Jeff focuses on building sponsor and exhibitor support for NEBC events, and on helping grow the ranks of NEBC members. He has held sales and outreach roles in several organizations including the Portland Business Journal and the Northwest Resource Federal Credit Union. Prior to that, he worked as a Business Development Manager for the Portland Business Alliance (Portland’s “chamber of commerce”). In his capacity as the Vice-Chair of the Old Town Chinatown Business Association, he worked on their monthly luncheon programs and other events. Jeff also spent 5 years as a graphic designer for a Portland TV station, and in his rare time away from his wife and two sons, he plays guitar and bass in the Portland music scene.

Diane Thornton
Operations Manager
503-227-6361 ext. 4

Diane serves as the Operations Manager for NEBC. Her responsibilities include event logistics, office management and membership support. Previously Diane served as a marketing manager in the credit union industry, where she was responsible for facilities merchandising and product promotion. In addition, she has owned and managed a Baskin Robbins franchise and has extensive event planning experience as a volunteer for the Tigard-Tualatin School District. Diane enjoys spending her time volunteering in the community and outdoor activities with her family. 

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