Zack Reeves, a six-year veteran in the Oregon legislature who has worked on a wide range of issues, has been hired as part of CFM’s state affairs team and will represent the firm’s clients at the 2017 legislative session.
Reeves replaces Ellen Miller, who is leaving CFM to become the legislative coordinator/urban policy analyst for the Oregon Department of Land Conservation and Development. Miller’s last day working for CFM will be January 23. Reeves, who will be leaving his job as chief of staff for Senator Lee Beyer, will join CFM’s state affairs team in the first week of February when the legislature convenes.
“We are happy for Ellen in her new position and wish her well,” said Dale Penn II, senior public affairs associate. "CFM is fortunate to add a new colleague to our state affairs team who knows the Capitol, has command of issues our clients care about and maintains excellent contacts with legislators and legislative staff."
“Having worked with Zack for years in his role as chief of staff for Senator Beyer, I'm excited that he is joining the CFM state affairs team,” said Tess Milio, state affairs associate. "His expertise and talents make a great fit for our team.”
In his role for Senator Beyer, Reeves had responsibility to develop strategy, build alliances and shepherd bills through the legislative process. "I am honored to join the team at CFM," said Reeves. "I look forward to continuing to work closely with Dale and Tess, and to put my legislative experience to work for the firm's clients."
Reeves is a graduate of Willamette University and took his master’s degree from Oregon State University. He and his family live in Corvallis, where he grew up. He has travelled extensively, and spends most of his free time playing soccer and exploring Oregon's outdoors.