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Don Krahmer Named One of 50 Influential Portlanders

January 11, 2012


In its January 2012 issue, Portland Monthly magazine identified 50 Portlanders who "possess the spark and will to craft Portland's future." Among these 50 influencers is Donald L. Krahmer, Jr., shareholder in the Portland office of Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt. The primary reason cited for his inclusion on this prestigious list is his "nurturing of the next generation of leaders."

"Don has the remarkable ability to reach out and connect with well-established business and community influencers as well as to Portland's next generation of leaders," said Mark Long, Schwabe's managing partner. "Mentoring has become a passion for Don; a passion that has benefitted hundreds of young professionals throughout the Portland area."

Krahmer, who was the only lawyer on the list, is one of Schwabe's senior corporate/business transactions attorneys. He represents a number of Pacific Northwest businesses, investors and entrepreneurs and is a well-respected advisor to many of the region's senior executives, boards of directors, and political and nonprofit leaders.

In addition to practicing law, Krahmer is deeply involved in Portland-area business, civic and philanthropic organizations, including the boards of directors of Pacific Continental Bank and Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon, as well as Portland Business Alliance, Greater Portland, Inc., and Jesuit High School. Additionally, he is a past president of the Arlington Club and also has been recognized for his work in corporate innovation and organizational development, economic development, higher education (both private and public), K-12 education and the arts.

In his ongoing efforts to mentor emerging community leaders and entrepreneurs, he serves as Portland Business Alliance board liaison to Leadership Portland, a program designed to educate the region's next generation of leaders, and both EMERGE and A Gathering Of Friends, initiatives created to build deeper and stronger relationships between diverse emerging and established leaders in the greater Portland-Vancouver region.