City of Portland Commissioner, Position 4
BRIAN SIDNEY PARROTT
OCCUPATION: President, Americas Best/Professional Tennis Coach
OCCUPATIONAL BACKGROUND: Tennis professional/Club Owner/Mgr, Sports Marketing Executive, High School (OES) and College (PSU) Head Coach.
EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND: Loyola Prep (LA), B.A. Seattle University: Economics
PRIOR GOVERNMENTAL EXPERIENCE: Winter Olympic Organizing Committee '98 Winter Games, 1995 Olympic Festival Bid Committee, Portland Parks Tennis Committee
COMMUNITY LEADER THAT HAS MADE A DIFFERENCE FOR PORTLAND OVER 40 YEARS:
Parrott brought FOUR of the top events in Oregon's history: Three Davis Cups and Olympic ‘Dream Team’ for Barcelona’s Olympics. Parrott was twice honored by the Oregon Sports Awards: 1981 and in 2010 was given the DNA Award for 'Extraordinary Passion and Dedication to sports in Oregon'.
Parrott organized many charitable events for: Cystic Fibrosis, Boys Scouts, Women's Assistance League of Salem, Police Activities League, Oregon Cancer Society, Heart Association, Oregon Youth Tennis Foundation and FOLKTIME.
STRENGTHENING THE ECONOMY AND GENERATING LOCAL JOBS:
Parrott’s Davis Cup in 1981 brought NEC's (Nippon Electric Company of Japan) attention to Oregon. Through the efforts of Gov. Victor Atiyeh, NEC's decision to build its plant in Hillsboro resulted in $700 million in economic development, 3000 jobs with Fujitsu, Kyocera, SEH America and Epson all following NEC's Oregon decision.
PARROTT'S VISION FOR PORTLAND:
Four events Parrott is proposing to promote Portland and Oregon: Solar Car 'Rayce' from NYC (Times Square to Pioneer Square) for the summer of 2014. Major League Baseball for the Downtown Post Office. Winter Olympic Games for Mt. Hood/Portland. The Ryder Cup.
PROVIDING A FRESH LOOK AT PORTLAND'S CHALLENGES: As father of four sons and a coach in Portland for 40 years, Brian will be very effective with youth and working with his extensive business and charitable foundation contacts.
UNIQUE ABILITY TO 'NET' WORK NATIONALLY AND WORLDWIDE FOR PORTLAND: "Sports is a great 'door-opener' for Portland business" says Parrott.
More about Brian at the following sites:
www. BrianParrott .com
www.Facebook.com under the name: Brian Sidney Parrott
www.LinkedIN.com (the tennis playing Brian Parrott...:))