Founder + Director
Noah founded MSH Strategy in 2018 with the goal of helping clients create political, financial, and community capital to realize complex projects and policies. He is currently working with clients on congestion pricing, the future of mobility, and regional governance, and is advising several political campaigns.
Prior to founding MSH, Noah worked as a Policy Advisor and Director of Strategic Partnerships for the Metro Regional Government in Portland. While at Metro, Noah worked on infrastructure investment gaps, open space preservation, and development goals in the Portland metro region. Noah managed the successful renewal campaign for Metro’s 5-year levy for Parks and Natural Areas, and led the signature Willamette Falls Legacy Project.
During his time as Policy Director at the Office of Portland Mayor Charlie Hales, Noah served as primary liaison to the Bureaus of Fire & Rescue, Water, Emergency Management, 911, Office of Neighborhood Involvement, and Regional Arts and Culture Council.
As Director of International Affairs for the Office of Mayor Sam Adams, Noah was chief advisor to the mayor on international trade and investment. He worked to advance Portland’s global reputation as a sustainable city and leveraged that position for the benefit of the local economy. As part of this effort, he helped develop We Build Green Cities, a green growth branding and marketing campaign for local companies, and launched a regional export strategy with the Brookings Institution.
In his earlier career, Noah worked in Yemen, Israel, and Washington, DC as an economic attaché in the Foreign Service. He provided analysis to the US Government on banking and finance, telecommunications, energy, and terrorist financing. Noah made his best attempt to work in Hebrew, Arabic, and French.
Noah has a B.A. from the University of Michigan and received his M.A. from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University.
Noah lives in Portland with his wife and two daughters. He bikes to meetings, is trying to catch up on the New York Review of Books, may be hard to reach during the Stanley Cup playoffs, and dabbles in comedy.