Vice President, Social Responsibility
Christa Stout, Vice President of Social Responsibility, oversees Trail Blazers’ community involvement, youth basketball, and diversity, equity and inclusion work. Her team manages the organization’s social and environmental impact work in conjunction with local nonprofit organizations, key team partners and the Trail Blazers Foundation, the primary channel for the Trail Blazers’ charitable fundraising and giving. Prior to joining the Trail Blazers in February of 2014, Stout managed the Portland Timbers Community Relations Department starting in 2011. Stout gained international development experience in sport and social change in South Africa, Australia, Central and South America, and Europe prior to moving back to her hometown, Portland, in 2011. Stout holds an MBA in international business from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey and is also a graduate of Connecticut College with a Bachelors of Arts degree. She serves on the Latino Network and Portland Parks and Recreation boards and in her free time enjoys running, hiking and cooking with her husband and daughter.