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Meet our new Associate Principal, Stacy Humphrey

By Stacy Humphrey

We’re pleased to introduce our newest member of our travel & tourism team, Stacy Humphrey. She brings 15 years of experience in urban planning helping cities create effective strategies to thoughtfully revitalize and cultivate communities. Her expertise developing community strategies, navigating complex stakeholder groups, and creating successful implementation plans makes her a great addition to our travel & tourism team. Meet Stacy and learn why we are thrilled that she decided to join our team.

What were you doing prior to Coraggio?
My most recent work was as a contract project manager for the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA). I worked with the Fish and Wildlife Division to develop sub-programs that provided cost effective and biologically beneficial actions for the threatened and endangered species in the Columbia River basin. This included starting new teams, crafting charters, collaborating on the creation of strategic plans, and developing methodologies for continuous improvement of team dynamics.

Prior to BPA, I worked in the urban planning world for 15+ years. As such, I constantly thought about and crafted action plans to achieve an agreed-upon vision of the future.  Visions could range from how the city may look and operate in 20 years when its population is forecasted to grow by a certain amount, to identifying what work is needed over the next year for the City Council to achieve community goals.  In all of this work, I sought to build solid relationships, listen and find common ground amongst diverse stakeholders, and navigate complex processes with acumen and grace.

What excites you about working at Coraggio?
I’m very excited to integrate my experience with cities, people, places, and economic development into Coraggio’s strategic planning and organizational management work. In addition, I’m thrilled to be able to grow meaningful relationships with my fellow Coraggians and with clients throughout the U.S. to help them better understand and position themselves towards a brighter future.

What are some of the biggest influences on your thinking?
I have been deeply influenced by The Book of Joy, which chronicles the conversations between the Archbishop Desmond Tutu and the Dalai Lama as they explore the components to joy: humility, humor, acceptance, forgiveness, gratitude, compassion, generosity, and celebration. This book has been highly influential in how I show up each day with every person I encounter, and how I perceive and navigate the challenges with which we collectively engage.

Share with our readers something that you are personally passionate about.
I’m passionate about creating a safe holding space in which people can step into vulnerability. I believe that it’s this space that allows people to show up authentically and share their unique gifts with themselves, their community, and the world. And isn’t that exciting!

What do you like to do in your spare time?
I am dedicated to the on-going thriving of my community and its people. This shows up through loving and supporting my 10-year old son, celebrating moments with friends, or supporting people during significant life challenges. I also find great joy in solitude and can often be found at the Japanese Garden, running in the woods, or surfing in the refreshing waters of Oregon.

What’s your personal motto?
I’m inspired by Eleanor Roosevelt who said: “You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing which you think you cannot do.

You can learn more about Stacy by visiting her bio