Ms. Faye Brown, Chief Financial Officer for Prosper Portland, oversees the Finance and Business Operations Department, consisting of Accounting, Financial Planning, Information Technology and Professional Services. The Finance and Business Operations Department provides accounting, budgeting, facilities management, financial reporting, financial planning, information technology, loan servicing, procurement, and records management services for the Commission.
Ms. Brown joined Prosper Portland in July 2007 and was named Chief Financial Officer in June 2012. Prior to her current position, Ms. Brown served as Prosper Portland’s Finance and Asset Management Division manager. Ms. Brown has more than 25 years of accounting and financial management experience in both the public and private sectors. Before joining Prosper Portland, Ms. Brown held the position of Vice-President and CFO of Regional Financial Advisors, Inc., an independent financial advisory firm providing debt financing and financial planning services to municipalities in Oregon, Washington and Idaho. Ms. Brown also held the positions of Vice-President of Finance and Administration of College Housing Northwest; Director of Fiscal Operations for the Metropolitan Exposition Recreation Commission; and Director of Finance for Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue, Washington.
Ms. Brown is a Certified Public Accountant and earned her bachelor’s degree in Business Administration/Accounting from Southern Oregon University where she graduated magna cum laude.
What do you do at Prosper Portland?
As Chief Financial Officer I’m a member of the Leadership Team and manage the Finance and Business Operations (FBO) Department. The FBO Department includes Accounting, Financial Planning, Information Technology and Professional Services.
What do you like most about your job?
There are so many things I love about my job. At the top of my list is working with so many passionate, talented and caring professionals on projects and programs that benefit the community we live in.
What does equity mean to you?
I believe social equity is when there is a widely shared commitment to building a society in which all individuals have fair access to the resources and opportunities they need to enjoy secure healthy lives and achieve their full potential.