Stephen D. Bloom


Company: Portland Japanese Garden

Profile: Stephen D. Bloom is the chief executive officer of the Portland Japanese Garden. Mr. Bloom’s background lies in dynamic management and stewardship of nonprofit organizations. Mr. Bloom is a 2015 recipient of the Foreign Minister’s Commendation awarded by Japan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs in honor of the 70th Anniversary of the end of WWII.  He currently serves as a friend of the U.S.-Japan Council in Washington D.C., as a board member and Treasurer of the Omomuki Foundation in New York City, Vice Chair of the Japan-America Society of Oregon,  the founding president of the North American Japanese Garden Association, and as vice president of the Portland-Sapporo Sister City Association. Previously, he served as president of the Honolulu Symphony and executive director of the Tacoma Symphony. Other professional positions have included employment with the Buffalo Philharmonic and the Sacramento Symphony. Mr. Bloom received his BA from the State University of New York’s Crane School of Music and an executive education social innovation fellowship from the Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business.