Kari Merkl, interior design faculty, exhibits two pieces from her Merkled furniture collection at the Museum of Contemporary Craft through January 2015.
MBA alum Julie Bryan joined Allen Trust Company as portfolio manager in July 2014.
In this role, Bryan is responsible for performing investment research and analysis, conducting trades and assisting in all aspects of managing client portfolios.
Bryan has worked in the investment business for more than 25 years. Before joining Allen Trust Company, she served as vice president, director of research and portfolio manager for MKG Financial Group. She also has experience in researching specialty retail companies for institutional investors at Jennifer Black & Associates. Prior to that, Bryan served as a portfolio manager on the large cap investment team at the Crabbe Huson Group. She managed high net worth individual accounts at the firm and oversaw the firm's Latin America equity portfolio.
Allen Trust Company provides comprehensive trust and investment management services for individuals, families and charitable organizations. In 2001, Stuart B. Allen founded the firm in Portland, Oregon. Allen Trust Company has since added offices in Washington and Alaska.
Julie Bryan earned an MBA at Marylhurst University in 2009. She received a bachelor's degree in international relations from Stanford University and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.