Cause an Affect

Faces of Marketing podcast: Eileen Park, Director of Communications for Mayor Ted Wheeler

Episode Summary

Eileen Park is Director of Communications for Mayor of Portland Ted Wheeler. Nobody would have guessed that this self-described intensely shy girl from New Jersey would follow in the footsteps of her idol Diane Sawyer. Eileen blossomed into a globetrotting, fearless reporter, landing everywhere from Beirut to Myanmar until discovering herself at home in Portland 4 years ago.Eileen set down roots and soon became one of the city’s most trusted voices as a KOIN 6 news anchorwoman. Just 6 months ago, she made a huge career change and entered Portland’s political sphere to shift from adding to the noise to bringing substance and humanity to the center of our discourse; to engage the community and foster more layered conversations that move towards positive change.

Episode Notes

Eileen Park is Director of Communications for Mayor of Portland Ted Wheeler. Nobody would have guessed that this self-described intensely shy girl from New Jersey would follow in the footsteps of her idol Diane Sawyer--except for Eileen herself, whose growing clarity of purpose and self-confidence in college manifested in the chance to intern at NBC as Diane’s assistant. Through this magical opportunity, and transformative experiences studying abroad in Cape Town, Eileen blossomed into a globe-trotting, fearless reporter, landing everywhere from Beirut to Myanmar until discovering herself at home in Portland 4 years ago.

Eileen set down roots and soon became one of the city’s most trusted voices as a KOIN 6 news anchorwoman. Just 6 months ago, she made a huge career change and entered Portland’s political sphere to shift from adding to the noise to bringing substance and humanity to the center of our discourse; to engage the community and foster more layered conversations that move towards positive change.