Stephanie Chase


Founder, Constructive Disruption
Former Director of Libraries for Hillsboro, Oregon



Stephanie Chase is the founder of Constructive Disruption, a consultancy that focuses on constructively disrupting the status quo, using staff-and-user driven principles to unearth what’s possible in our organizations. With more than twenty years of experience in local and municipal government, serving communities ranging from the small and rural, resort communities, and
some of our largest urban centers on both the east and west coasts, Stephanie is an accomplished innovator and change leader, with significant experience leading organizational design and effectiveness and change

Most recently, Stephanie served as the Director of Libraries for Hillsboro, Oregon. Previously, Stephanie coordinated service strategies for BiblioCommons, was the Director of Library Programs and Services for The Seattle Public Library, a founding member and inaugural chair of national advocacy organization LibraryReads, and founded the Green Mountain (VT) Library Consortium, a statewide consortium serving 150 member libraries. In addition, Stephanie currently serves on the Public Library Association’ Board of Directors and the American Library Association’s governing Council.