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Mr. J.E. Isaac

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Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • business degree
    University of Kentucky
  • Florida State University College of Law
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CFM Strategic Communications - CFM News, 4 May 2012 [cached]
J.E. Isaac, who played a key role in building and operating the Rose Garden, home court for the Portland Trail Blazers, has joined CFM Strategic Communications as a member of its public affairs team. He will work out of CFM's downtown Portland headquarters.
Isaac is completing a term as chairman of the Portland Business Alliance. He also served as chairman of Travel Portland and president of Pioneer Courthouse Square. He has received the REAP Men of Legacy Award and the OAME Chairman's Award.
Best known for his work for the Portland Trail Blazers in the past 24 years, Isaac is widely known in business, government and community circles. He handled a wide variety of projects for Paul Allen companies, including work on the stadium where the Seattle Seahawks play.
For CFM, Isaac will help clients with local or regional government and community relations issues. He also will counsel business, real estate development, sports and entertainment clients. Prior to working for Allen, Isaac was personal manager for the Portland rock band, Quarterflash, whose debut album went platinum in 1982.
Isaac is an adjunct professor at Portland State University's school of business administration.
"When I thought about where to start and grow my practice, I immediately thought of CFM," Isaac says.
J.E. Isaac, Former Senior ..., 1 Dec 2014 [cached]
J.E. Isaac, Former Senior Vice President of Business Affairs, Portland Trail Blazers
GoGreen Portland: A Conference to Green Your Business, 30 Nov 2010 [cached]
J.E. Isaac | Senior Vice President, Business Affairs, Portland Trail Blazers
J.E. Isaac
J.E. Isaac is in his 21st year with the Portland Trail Blazers. His responsibilities include contract administration, government relations, civic affairs, real estate and business development, planning and special projects. He joined the Trail Blazers in 1989 as Director of Game Operations and Merchandising. Previously, he headed his own artists management firm and practiced law in Orlando and Portland. J.E. Isaac holds a business degree from the University of Kentucky and is a graduate of the Florida State University College of Law. He is Chair of the Portland Business Alliance and past Chair of Travel Portland. He also serves as the Vice Chair of the Lloyd Business Improvement District and serves on the Citizens Crime Commission and on the NNEBA and Pioneer Courthouse Square boards.
Trail Blazers’ business VP J.E. ..., 21 June 2011 [cached]
Trail Blazers’ business VP J.E. Isaac resigns | He represented team in local property development efforts | (News - June 21, 2011 - Jim Redden)
Trail Blazers' business VP J.E. Isaac resigns
He represented team in local property development efforts
J.E. Isaac, the public face of the Portland Trail Blazers property development efforts, is resigning his position as senior vice president of business affairs for the team at the end of July.
Now, however, it is time for me to begin a new chapter and I am ready to move on," Isaac said in a prepared statement.
Trail Blazers President Larry Miller said Isaac will continue to work with the team in his new role as a consultant.
Isaac began his career at the Trail Blazers as the director of game operations and retail. He was promoted to vice president of business operations, and then advanced to the senior executive team where he managed government relations, real estate and business development, and Rose Quarter operations. In those capacities, Isaac represented the organization through his service on numerous civic and community boards and commissions. He has contributed countless hours of leadership and advocacy to some of Portland's most innovative projects including the Portland Streetcar and the creation of the Lloyd Eco-District partnership.
According to the statement, the team will reorganize around Isaac's departure, assigning his responsibilities to other executives who will consult with Isaac as needed.
Isaac began working for the team in 1989. Prior to joining the Trail Blazers, Isaac was a practicing attorney and personal manager in the music business.
Mr. Isaac always seemed to have a friendly demeanor about him, but something is wrong in this announcement. He is not retiring, he is resigning to start a new chapter in his life, but yet he is staying on as consultant?
I wonder if there is more to the story and I have to say, was he "ousted' from his position, then he goes where all people who are ousted in sports go, to the "famous" consultant spot.
Re: Trail Blazers' business VP J.E. Isaac resigns
J.E. Isaac, a Blazers vice ..., 8 April 2009 [cached]
J.E. Isaac, a Blazers vice president, spoke against the baseball stadium idea when the City Council moved ahead with the deal last month. Isaac cited worries that the stadium could push aside the entertainment district and leave the Rose Quarter stuck in its decades-old rut.
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