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Friday, December 16, 2016

Willette joins Goff Public

Goff Public, the Saint Paul-based public relations and government relations firm, is pleased to announce that veteran public affairs strategist Pierre Willette will join the firm’s growing government relations practice as an account executive/lobbyist.
With more than 20 years of public, government and community affairs experience, Willette is well-known for his expertise in the areas of local government finance, bonding, public safety, community development, public works, and regulatory affairs.
“Pierre is widely regarded and deeply respected in our marketplace, and his broad experience in local and state government relations will strengthen our team and our service to clients,” said Chris Georgacas, president and CEO of Goff Public.
Willette most recently led the University of Minnesota Foundation Real Estate Advisors’ community development and relations efforts, earning the trust and respect of neighborhood, community, city and university leaders.
Prior to that, Willette worked for the City of Minneapolis in several capacities for 20 years, including nine years representing the city at the State Capitol. Willette is a seasoned strategist who has secured millions of dollars in bonding; analyzed the impact of tax and other complex policy issues; and forged strong partnerships with business, civic and community leaders.
A Minnesota native and 25-year Minneapolis resident, Willette has a master’s degree in public administration from Hamline University and a bachelor’s degree in government from St. John’s University.