Meet The Team
Deanne Woodring CFA
President, Senior Portfolio Advisor
Serving public entities since 1982
University of Washington, Executive Masters Business Administration – 2001
Past Broker Licenses – Not practicing – 7,24 and 3
City of Portland Investment Advisory Committee
When she’s not at her desk or behind on her laptop, Deanne’s favorite thing is being with her family and friends (especially in Hood River, Oregon.) As an active skier, kiteboarder, and mountain biker, she chases the snow, wind and mountains whenever she can.
My mom inspires me. She was a pioneer as a female stockbroker in the late ’70s and worked very hard to do right by her clients. My daughter inspires me. One day when she was 12, I was talking about the idea of starting GPA. She looked at me and said, “What’s stopping you, Mom?” That was the day that I committed to founding GPA with my long-time business partner Dave, and I’ve never looked back. My clients inspire me. I am passionate about helping public-fund entities around the country invest their money in a prudent manner.