Live, work, play: Charles Wilhoite

| Print |  Email
Articles - June 2012
Tuesday, May 29, 2012

BY LINDA BAKER

0612 LiveWorkPlay CharlesWilhoite
Charles Wilhoite, managing director of Willamette Management Associates.
// Photo by Alexandra Shyshkina

Charles Wilhoite, 48, joined Willamette Management Associates in 1990 as a senior associate analyst. Today he is the firm’s managing director and the national director of its health care practice. Before joining the Portland financial advisory company, Wilhoite was a senior auditor for KPMG Peat Marwick, an international accounting and consulting firm. He serves on numerous nonprofit boards, including Oregon Health & Science University, the Urban League and SMART. Wilhoite lives in the Forest Heights neighborhood with his wife, Tammy, 11-year old son, Dorsey, and 14-year old daughter, Hadley. He also has a 23-year old son, DeVaughn.

THEY SAY I’M…

“I hope my wife would say I’m responsible, loving, caring and supportive. We’ve been together 20 years; we’re very coordinated, and she’s the only reason I’ve been able to do the things I do. My kids would say ‘Daddy is fun. Daddy works.’ I would say I’m lighthearted and fun. Sandy McDonough at the Portland Business Alliance, where I was board chair, would say I’m not funny at all.”

POP CULTURE BABY

“I was raised, officially, in Winslow, Ariz., famous for the Eagles version of Take It Easy. Yes, I spent more than just a few hours ‘standin’ on a corner in Winslow, Ariz.,’ but I can’t recall a girl in a flatbed Ford ever slowing down to take a look at me. We were the African-American Brady Bunch: three brothers, three sisters, one sister named Marcia and another named Jan.”

DOWN TIME

“We have workout Sundays at the Multnomah Athletic Club. My wife works out while I play basketball with the kids. Then we have a family game. We think of it as a vacation; we don’t think about work, we don’t bring phones. I read a lot of financial books because of what I do for a living. The last book I read was Henry Paulson’s On the Brink about the 2008 economic crisis.”

ZEN CRED

“A few friends and I go fly fishing once a year for three days. When you float down the Deschutes, when you’ve been away from civilization, then you appreciate your life and work that much more when you come home. Next summer we’re going to Montana. I don’t have a lot of experience. My goal is to look like I can cast a line. If you can do that, you can fool people.”

NEXT

“I’ve been managing director here for 12 years and worked here for 22. There is no place for me to go in the firm except to own it. I’d really like to help kids at the right age develop the value of education. My mom was a teacher and my dad was a principal and I got on track early on. I’m not wonderful but I had decent parents and some luck and good things happened to me.”

 

More Articles

Letting Go

April 2015
Friday, March 27, 2015
BY AMY MILSHTEIN

As baby boomers sell their businesses, too many forget the all-important succession plan.


Read more...

Downtime with the executive director of Greater Portland Inc.

April 2015
Thursday, March 26, 2015

Janet LaBar, Executive director, Greater Portland Inc.


Read more...

Courtside

April 2015
Thursday, March 26, 2015
BY JACOB PALMER

Power lunching at the Court Street Dairy Lunch in Salem.


Read more...

Power Players

April 2015
Friday, March 27, 2015
BY ROBERT MULLIN

A new energy-sharing agreement sparks concerns about independence and collaboration in the region's utility industry.


Read more...

Footloose

April 2015
Friday, March 27, 2015
BY LINDA BAKER

Founded 12 years ago, Keen Inc. likes to push the envelope, starting with the debut of the “Newport” closed toe sandal in 2003. Since then, the company has opened a factory on Swan Island and a sleek new headquarters in the Pearl District. The brand’s newest offering, UNEEK, is a sandal made from two woven cords and not much more.


Read more...

4 highlights of the MLS labor deal

The Latest
Wednesday, March 04, 2015
timbersthumbBY JACOB PALMER | OB DIGITAL NEWS EDITOR

On Wednesday night, a couple days ahead of the 2015 season kickoff, Major League Soccer and the Players Union reached an agreement.


Read more...

6 highlights from the Craft Brewers Conference

The Latest
Friday, April 17, 2015
thumbPHOTOS BY  JASON E. KAPLAN

The 32nd annual CBC attracted a record number of attendees (11,000)  to the Oregon Convention Center.


Read more...
Oregon Business magazinetitle-sponsored-links-02
SPONSORED LINKS