Tom Rinehart, Chief Administrative Officer
As Chief Administrative Officer, Tom Rinehart oversees the Office of Management and Finance and advises the City Council on making operations more efficient and effective. Tom and his team built a strategic plan focused on three strategies: adopting 21st century business solutions, developing an inclusive, talented workforce and leading City-wide initiatives.
Tom was raised in Spokane, Washington. After earning a bachelor’s in government and international studies at the University of Notre Dame, he worked for two years in education and social services before discovering a passion for community organizing. For 10 years, Tom served as executive director of broad-based organizations teaching people to address issues in their communities.
For the past 13 years, Tom has held progressively more challenging roles in the public sector. First at Multnomah County, then the Oregon State Treasury, and now at the City of Portland, he has successfully led a variety of initiatives related to operational improvements and public policy. During his first four years as CAO, Tom is most proud to have been part of multiple efforts to modernize city government.
Tom holds a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Portland. He speaks fluent Spanish and enjoys reading, playing music and exercising. He lives in the Piedmont neighborhood of Portland with his family.