(Portland, OR) -- The Portland Timbers have appointed Heather Davis as the soccer club's CEO. Davis will oversee all business and operational aspects of the Portland Timbers, Portland Thorns and Providence Park. She's the highest-ranking female executive in club history and one of five women overseeing club operations in Major League Soccer. She was named interim-CEO when Merritt Paulson stepped down and fired president of business Mike Golub in October. Paulson, who still owns the teams, said "Heather has been nothing short of remarkable during her time here."