The Local History Project’s Board of Directors
Tim Lyman brings thirty years of information technology, business management, and consulting experience to the Local History Project. He has worked in an executive capacity for some of the biggest names in business including Microsoft, Dell, Apple, and Hewlett Packard. As an independent consultant, he worked directly with the CEO of Harry and David, helping the company successfully emerge from its bankruptcy reorganization. Other career accomplishments include establishing Portland’s first commercial digital imaging lab, and receiving an award from Mayor Vera Katz for his work on public/private partnerships to train non-skilled adults for careers in the computer industry.
After a highly successful career working for some of the biggest names in the computer industry, Tim decided to pursue his passion for history, returning to college and volunteering for a small local history organization. It was through his volunteer work as president of the Multnomah Historical Association that he saw the need for an organization to help small history organizations catalog, conserve and digitize their collections.
Bill is an attorney and businessperson who brings thirty years of legal and nonprofit management experience to the Local History Project. He has served as President and General Counsel at the Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum, one of the largest aviation museums in the country, and home of Howard Hughes’ H4 Hercules (the “Spruce Goose”). Bill serves on the board of the Theodore Roosevelt Association and has served on the board of the Oregon Historical Society.
Mark Fitz is owner and president of Staroilco, and serves on the Damascus planning commission, helping design Oregon’s’ newest city; the Portland small Business Advisory Council, the Portland Sustainable Development Commission, and the Salvation Army Moore Street Community & Worship Center. Mark is a recognized biofuels expert who serves on the boards of the Oregon Petroleum Association and the Petro Canada Directors Advisory Board. Mark is a former service member, and earned his JD at Lewis and Clark Northwestern School of Law.