Peter W. Stott
Chairman & CEO
Mr. Stott has been president of Columbia Investments, Ltd. since 1983. He is also the Chairman and CEO of Market Express, LLC, a regional transportation company. In addition, he served as the vice chairman and a principal of the real estate private equity firm ScanlanKemperBard Companies from 2005 to 2010 and as CEO of that company from 2008 to 2010. Stott was co-founder and former president and CEO of Crown Pacific from 1988 to 2004. He was the founder and former Chairman and CEO of Market Transport, Ltd., 1969 – 2006; one of the largest “asset-based” transportation and logistics services companies headquartered in Oregon. Market Transport, Ltd. was acquired in 2006 by UTI Worldwide and subsequently, in 2015, by DSV Global Transport and Logistics.
Mr. Stott is a member of the board of directors of Gerding/Edlen Development Company, one of the nation's leading real estate investment and development firms focused on urban, infill, office, apartment and mixed-use properties and the board of directors for Omega Morgan, one of the Northwest’s leading providers of complex lifting, rigging and moving solutions. Mr. Stott is a former board member of River Point Farms, America’s largest onion grower, and Con-way Inc., which was the nation’s third-largest less-than-truckload carrier. Con-way was sold to XPO Logistics for $3.1 billion in October, 2015. He also is a former board member of Liberty Northwest Insurance Company, a Liberty Mutual Company.
Community Leadership Activities:
Portland State University Board of Trustees, member; SOLVE, Founders’ Circle Member; Portland Art Museum, Trustee; Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans, board member; The Kennedy Center – National Committee for the Performing Arts, board member.
Community Achievement Awards:
1997 National Multiple Sclerosis Society Hope Award; 1998 Portland State University President’s Award; 1999 Oregon Entrepreneur of the Year; 2000 National Multiple Sclerosis Society Honoree in the Volunteer Hall of Fame; 2001 Portland State University Simon Benson Award Recipient; 2009 SOLV Tom McCall Leadership Award Recipient; 2009 AFP Outstanding Philanthropists Award; 2011 Recipient of the Doctor of Humane Letters, Honoris Causa awarded by Portland State University; 2014 Recipient of the Horatio Alger Award.
Lewis and Clark College, Trustee; Portland State University Foundation Board of Directors, member; Pacific Crest Outward Bound School, Advisory Board; University of Oregon Foundation, Board Member; Nature Conservancy of Oregon, Board Member; Oregon Chapter of the National Football Foundation Hall of Fame, Trustee; Crater Lake National Park Trust, Founding Chairman and Former Trustee
Attended Portland State University