Mark Johnson landed his new job as president and CEO of Oregon Business & Industry the same way he became an Oregon lawmaker: He said yes. In both cases, "they asked, and I threw my hat in the ring," said Johnson. Johnson started his new job at OBI in November, becoming the group's first chief executive. The organization was formed following the July 1 merger of Associated Oregon Industries and the Oregon Business Association .
In looking back over the biggest business stories of 2017, it's clear that leadership changes were a dominant force. Executives of some of the city's most prominent institutions - from the Port of Portland to Daimler Trucks to three of the region's biggest health care companies - announced their departures this year. And in many cases, new leadership is already in place. The resignations and retirements weren't confined to regional heavyweights.
It's hard to beat Gert Boyle when it comes to brand building. She is, after all, "One Tough Mother." Boyle, 93, is the former president and current chairperson of Columbia Sportswear. She also has been prominently featured since the early 1980s in Columbia marketing campaigns, including the "One Tough Mother" campaign, in which she used son, Tim, now Columbia's president and CEO, as a test dummy for new products.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".