Don Sampson is the President of Seventh Generation. He was the former Executive Director of the Institute of Tribal Government part of the Center for Public Service at Portland State University. The Institute works to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of tribal government and business operations and improve federal, state, tribal relations. Mr. Sampson was the former Executive Director and Chairman of the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation in Oregon overseeing all tribal government and business operations with over 1500 employees. He was the Executive Director of the Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission from 1997-2003. He is an enrolled citizen of the Umatilla Tribe and lives in Richland, WA. Mr. Sampson received his bachelor’s degree in fisheries resource management from the University of Idaho in 1985.