Mamie Wheeler, CEO

CEO Next Events
Assistant Event Director/ Medical Director, the Portland Marathon
Registered Nurse

In addition to serving as the Medical Director and Assistant Director for the Portland Marathon for 24 years, Mamie is often a panel speaker at conferences across the nation discussing medical planning for sporting events.



Les Smith, CEO

CEO Next Events
Event Director of the Portland Marathon
Labor Relations Attorney
CPT US Army, 1966-69

In addition to serving as the Event Director for 35 years, Les served as President of the Multnomah Athletic Club, President of the Duke Club, and President of the Oregon Road Runners Club.


Event Advisory Team:

Stella Rausch-Scott

Stella Rausch-scott, Event Advisor

Oregon Health Authority - EMS and Trauma Systems
Event Medical Specialist
Medical Volunteer Coordinator, the Portland Marathon
OHA - EMS and Trauma Systems committee coordinator
Oregon Licensed EMT and Volunteer Firefighter


Wally Kastner, Event Advisor

Event Director Big Sur Marathon (retired)
Security Director, the Portland Marathon
USMC Lt.Col (retired)       



Memberships & Associations:

Association International Marathons & Distance Races (AIMS)
Running USA (RUSA)
Road Runners Club of America (RRCA)
International Festival Events Association (IFEA)
Oregon Road Runner Club of America (Les past president)
Multnomah Athletic Club (Les past president)
Oregon Sports Authority
Inductee RUSA Hall of Champions 2008 (Wally)
Inductee Portland Marathon Event Director Hall of Fame 2014 (Wally)