Who We Are


Steve Hamilton

Hamilton Events CEO, Steve Hamilton, founded and manages the company’s signature event, the Shamrock Run. Now in its 38th year, Shamrock is the second largest running and walking event on the West Coast. With 35,500 participants and six consecutive sellouts, the Shamrock Run has become a Portland tradition.

Hamilton oversees event development and management, sponsorship and charitable giving for all company events. Steve has also been involved in the growth of several other large scale road races in the Pacific Northwest.

desiree_hamiltonDesiree Hamilton

Desiree Hamilton is a marketing and event management professional with extensive experience in goal-setting and development, media/PR, marketing, sponsorship and business development, logistical analysis and implementation and entertainment and talent coordination. Her experiences as a consultant and small business owner, partnered with a diverse event and client list,  give Hamilton a unique insight into the marketing and events business.

As Vice President of Hamilton Events, Inc., she is responsible for event creation and management, specialty marketing, charitable giving and sponsorship, and public relations.  Hamilton has managed all aspects of event production from coordinating mass-participatory events which attract 25,000-45,000 participants, to booking entertainment and coordinating state-of-the-art staging and sound systems.

Hamilton’s unique qualifications and experience in the business affords her clients an unmatched source of skills and information in producing a variety of events from conception to completion.