Willamette graduate appointed governor’s legislative director
Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber announced this week the appointment of Willamette University alumnus Dmitri Palmateer ’96 to the position of legislative director.
Palmateer succeeds another Willamette graduate, Brian Shipley ’96, who has accepted the position of director of external affairs at Forest Capital Partners LLC, a Portland company that acquires and manages investment-grade forest lands in North America.
Prior to working for Merkley, Palmateer served in several staff positions in the Oregon Legislature, including 2008–09 chief of staff for the House Democratic Caucus.