Monday, November 9, 2009

NBS Financial President Hering Honored With Award from Portland Business Alliance

J. Clayton Hering, President of Norris, Beggs & Simpson Companies, was honored with the 2009 William S. Naito Outstanding Service Award at the Portland Business Alliance’s Leadership Evening at the Portland Art Museum on Nov. 4.

The award recognizes exceptional leadership and service to the business community, and has been awarded to a member of the PBA since 1985. In the 1990s, it was renamed to honor the late Bill Naito, whose work exemplified the values the Alliance recognizes – community service, philanthropy and leadership. Past recipients include Fred Stickel, publisher of The Oregonian, the late Bob Gerding, cofounder of Gerding/Edlen Development Company, and Peggy Fowler, CEO of Portland General Electric.

Hering is active in a number of community organizations, and is a strong proponent of the arts. He is on the Portland Business Alliance Board of Directors, and is the Vice Chair of the Oregon Symphony Board of Directors. He is on the OHSU Foundation Board of Trustees, and has been involved with Young Audiences of Oregon/SW Washington and many other organizations.

Hering, a graduate of Dartmouth College, served in the United States Marine Corps for three years, including service in Vietnam where he attained the rank of Captain. He joined Norris, Beggs & Simpson Companies in 1972, was promoted to partner and regional manager in 1976 and became president in 1989. He oversees the company’s finance division, capital asset group and office and retail brokerage operations.

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