Sarah Petrone begins her third season with the Trail Blazers and Rose Quarter as Senior Vice President of People and Culture. From Portland, Petrone joined the team in June 2013 after serving as Head of Human Resources, People and Culture for the North America Region of Denmark-based Vestas Wind Technology. Petrone worked out of the company’s Portland offices and managed all Human Resources operations for its North American Sales, Technology and Manufacturing divisions. Petrone’s path to the Trail Blazers also included positions as an HR Consultant for Genentech in Hillsboro, Manager of Human Resources, Training and Development for A-dec, Inc. in Newberg, and regional employee relations and training assignments for Hollywood Entertainment, Inc. in Wilsonville. Petrone earned a Master’s degree in Business Administration at Marylhurst after graduating Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s degree in Speech Communication at Oregon State. Petrone is a certified Professional in Human Resources (PHR) as administered nationally by the HR Certification Institute. She also served as a board member of the Portland Community College Foundation for six years promoting education and access to the Portland community. Married to Donald Rose, a Portland Public Schools teacher, Petrone is the mother of two children.