Our founder and president, Judy Anderson has been an event and charity auction manager in the government, private, and nonprofit sectors for more than twenty years. Power Productions was founded in 1992 for the purpose of managing events and auctions, and in 2004, a teaching component was added for those wanting to become event planners.
Anderson’s track record includes stints as director of the Sagebrush Classic, a high profile culinary and golf event in Bend, Oregon with 20 celebrity chefs and more than 1000 guests, and as director for the Off the Vine Wine Gala & Auction in Tyler, Texas. In 2006, she also managed Portland State University’s signature event, the Simon Benson Awards Dinner honoring philanthropy, featuring Her Majesty Queen Noor as keynote speaker.
During her tenure as director of the Classic Wines Auction, one of the top ten charity wine auctions in the United States, Anderson helped raise more than 6 million dollars, and in seven years as director of Beaverton Good Neighbor Days, built the festival into a major metropolitan event.
experience provides unique insights into the funding and execution
of events, as well as many entertaining stories to share in
speaking engagements and training classes.
Judy holds a
Certificate in Festival & Event Management from the University of
Oregon and is the author of two reference books on events and
Power Productions has a team of associate
contractors who provide special expertise or services
for events we produce. We are incredibly grateful for their
passion, creativity, and quality of service.
Affiliated Service Partners
Catering At It's Best
Interstate Equipment REntals
JillMarie Wiles Beneficial Auction Services
Magaurn Video Productions
Peter Corvallis Productions
Prints Charming Photography
Think AV/Audient Consulting
Partial Client List
American Red Cross – Portland Chapter
Carlton Walk in the Park
Children’s Center of Clackamas County
Classic Wines Auction, Inc.
Home Builders Foundation
Mt. Hood Community College
North Clackamas Rotary Foundation
Off the Vine Wine Gala & Auction
Portland Schools Foundation
Portland State University
Providence Milwaukie Hospital
Rotary Club of McMinnville Foundation
!Salud¡ Wine Auction
Thomas A. Edison High School
University of Oregon
Willamette Valley Vineyards
Youth Employment Institute
YWCA Greater Portland
“Judy Anderson wrote the book on large
scale event planning— literally. Over the years, I have had the
pleasure of working with Judy on many events and at a number of
venues. All of these events have been successful in their
fundraising and flawless in their
Ken Wright Cellars
"I wanted to thank you for participating in the "Best Practices in Nonprofit Special Events" panel. Your insights and experience added a lot and I especially liked the way you brought ethics into the discussion in a clear and specific way with examples of what, and what not to do. You did a wonderful job of getting the message across."
Erika Silver, Director of Operations
YWCA of Greater Portland