LORI BROWN, MARKETING DIRECTOR
Porsches have been a part of my life since my early 20’s. I grew up going to the races at PIR and while watching all the excitement on the track I decided I needed to have a sports car of my own. At 23 I used the proceeds from my Toyota Celica as a down payment for my first Porsche, a guards red 1978 911 SC Targa. In 1985 I sold it and bought a new guards red Carrera Targa and then in 1987 I sold it and bought a white 1979 911 SC. Just driving on the streets of Portland didn’t cure my need for speed though so I took racing school at PIR as well as the Jim Russell racing school at Laguna Seca and raced SCCA (an ASR class, Lola) and won second overall my rookie year – back in those days I was the only ‘girl’ in the field. I enjoyed racing until work took me to Silicon Valley in 1987. I still have my 911 and with 190k miles on the original engine, it’s in beautiful shape and it will go to my grave with me!
It’s wonderful being a part of the ORPCA Board and as the Marketing Director I have the opportunity to host the Porsche Corrals at the Rose Cup and Vintage PIR races, manage our presence at the International car show at the Convention Center and manage our marketing partners/sponsors. I am always looking for volunteers to help with the Corrals and car show so please let me know if you want to join in the fun!
I am a Lake Oswego resident and aside from cars, I’ve been an international sales/marketing executive and business owner in the high tech industry for many years. I am currently the Executive Director for the NW with AUVSI, the largest Commercial Unmanned Systems organization and own a Drone consulting and services business.
Lori joined PCA in March 2015 and joined ORPCA in February 2016.