Mary Ellen Glynn is the Director of Corporate Communications for Columbia Sportswear Company. She has more than two decades of experience in government at the federal and state levels, including three years at the White House and five years with Governor Ted Kulongoski. Mary was the Executive Director of the Oregon Alcohol and Drug Policy Commission and then the Oregon Association of Relief Nurseries. She holds a B.A. in Economics from Northwestern University and an M.A. in International Relations and Communications from Boston University.
Mary Ellen is active in politics and in the community, working with non-profits and her children’s schools and sports. She lives in SE Portland with her husband, Dwight Holton, and their two children. In her free time, she likes to hike, ski, play pickleball and read.