Nicole Palmateer is a strategic communications expert with experience in government affairs, fundraising, campaign management and public relations. Nicole founded Bravio Communications in 2005 to serve a diverse client base in the pharmaceutical, social services, public agency, financial and professional services industries.
Prior to establishing Bravio Communications, Nicole served in various development and government relations roles with high profile non-profits where she achieved a national presence for an at-risk youth mentoring program and revitalized local affiliates of a breast cancer advocacy group. She has managed government relations efforts, built comprehensive communications campaigns to raise brand awareness, crafted fund development campaigns and implemented legislative plans to build coalitions and secure funding.
Beyond just focusing on resolving the current issue or challenge facing her clients, Nicole guides her clients to strategically position themselves for future success. Her creative approach isn’t limited to how she tells her clients’ stories — she has helped organizations develop new revenue streams so they can sustain their growth and conducted important feasibility studies for planned fundraising campaigns so her clients achieve their long-term goals.
Nicole is known for her solid legislative relationships at the local, national and federal levels. Whether the work demands passage or defeat of bills, appropriations or coalition building, Nicole is an effective partner advocating for clients’ agendas. With her public relations training and experience, she is a skilled communicator with expertise in public/media outreach, mobilizing grassroots strategies and developing successful fundraising campaigns.
Nicole holds a Masters’ in Business Administration with an emphasis in Public Relations and Communications as well as a Master’s in Political Management from George Washington University. She is an active community volunteer and has served as an adjunct faculty member teaching Communications at a private, liberal arts college. Bravio Communications is a certified Oregon Minority & Women Business Enterprise (ID#8808) based in Salem, Oregon.