Chris Oxley | Vice President of Business Development and Government Affairs
Chris Oxley’s expansive career in the sports and entertainment industry has spanned two decades. Chris is currently in his 15th year at the Rose Quarter. He holds the position of Vice President/General Manager of Rose Quarter Operations and is responsible for the management of the Rose Quarter campus, including the Moda Center and Veterans Memorial Coliseum. His duties include content booking, event development, facility operations, event operations, capital planning, design and construction, F&B operations, real estate development, sustainable operations and governmental affairs. Recent accomplishments include project management of a significant renovation of the Trail Blazers practice facility and oversight of a $16 million capital campaign that infused the Rose Quarter with critical new entertainment infrastructure and enhanced the fan experience. Oxley joined the Rose Quarter in 1999 as an Event Manager, in July of 2008 was named General Manager and in January of 2012 was promoted to his current position. Oxley began his esteemed career in many notable Colorado venues including Red Rocks Amphitheater, Mile High Stadium, Coors Field and McNichols Sports Arena. Oxley is a graduate of Drake University with a BA in Economics and Business Administration. He is a member of the International Association of Venue Managers (IAVM), and is a graduate of Leadership Portland. Oxley serves in board-level leadership positions with the Portland Business Alliance, Oregon Sports Authority, Citizens Crime Commission, in addition to Board of Director positions with Portland Center for Performing Arts Foundation, Trail Blazers Foundation, Greater Portland Inc. and the Lloyd Business Improvement District. He resides with his family (Suzan, Jackson and Maxwell) in the Multnomah Village neighborhood in SW Portland.