"Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe."—Abraham Lincoln

About Us

Genoa Ingram has enjoyed over 30 years in all facets of the legislative process and association management. She served nearly 17 years as Vice President of Government Relations with the Oregon Association of Realtors® where she achieved numerous legislative victories in the areas of land use, property rights, property taxation, and license law. While there, she earned respect from other interest groups for her tough but fair negotiating skills. While with the Realtors®, Genoa implemented a grassroots political action network for the purpose of lobbying legislators at the local level by their Realtor® constituents. She hired, trained, supervised and evaluated additional lobbyists and support staff and oversaw an annual Legislative Advocacy budget in excess of $430,000.

In 2007, Genoa established Court Street Consulting, LLC, with a focus on association management. In her capacity as President of Court Street, she assists client associations with strategic planning, management oversight, board elections, annual reports, and writing/implementing policies, bylaws, and governing documents. Additionally, over a 17-year period as chief lobbyist for the Oregon Association of Realtors®, Genoa passed legislation relating to property rights, land use and property tax, too numerous to mention.

Kate Trauernicht, Student Intern

Kat Trauernicht is a junior at the University of Oregon, studying Economics with a minor in Business Administration. Through high school she earned varsity letters in swimming and water polo, serving as team captain for both. She also served as president and secretary of the French National Honors Society and vice president and secretary ofthe National Honors Society. She graduated West Salem High School as Valedictorian, which earned her a spot in the College Scholars program at the UO. In college, she was part of the colonization of her sorority, Sigma Kappa, and was elected as the first Vice President of New Member Education where meeting facilitation, event planning, and constant communication with the chapter at large were her primary responsibilities—all of which gave her exceptional leadership experience and the chance to expand her scope of knowledge.  She has spent the summer interning at Court Street Consulting, where she has had the opportunity to learn many skills associated with association management, confirming her desire to continue in this industry after college.

Lisa Van, Marketing and Communications Director

Lisa comes to Court Street Consulting with a rich and diverse work history.  She produced her first newsletter more than twenty-five years ago while working for Willamette Industries, Inc., where she worked in the logging department and was simultaneously cross trained on four administrative positions in the sawmill and plywood offices. Later, while living and working on the family alfalfa farm, she was employed by the USPS, worked as a groundskeeper, and became a fletcher for a local archery shop. She also volunteered for the local fire protection association.  Upon returning to the Willamette Valley, Lisa worked for Special Districts Association of Oregon. During her decade there, she created marketing materials, organized and facilitated trainings and conferences, provided technical support to web users, updated the website and intranet content, and helped maintain the membership database. She was also the executive assistant for Oregon People’s Utility Districts Association and provided administrative support to Special Districts Insurance Services, Oregon Public Ports Association, and Property and Casualty Coverage for Education. “It’s a joy to work with my colleagues who consistently strive to provide the highest level of service and care to clients as well as to each other.”

Laureal Williams, LOSAP Administrator

Laureal has 30 years of experience in the business arts.  As a graduate of Oregon State University, the first 11 years of her career were spent teaching in both the public and private sectors.  She has developed and presented curriculum for courses such as bookkeeping, keyboarding, electronic spreadsheets, business writing, and project management.  From education, Laureal moved on to providing administrative support and association membership services for an association management firm located in the Portland metro area.  Since 2007, she has provided bookkeeping services, project systems development and support, and quality control for a small Oregon-based firm specializing in consulting services for emergency service providers in North America.  Laureal currently assists with the LOSAP (Length of Service Award Program) as administered by the Oregon Fire District Directors Association.