Oregon Gov. Ted Kulongoski’s chief of staff, Chip Terhune, is departing for the private sector, the governor announced Tuesday.

He will be replaced by deputy chief of staff Tim Nesbitt, who has overseen health care, education and workforce development, land use, revenue, and public safety issues for the governor since December 2006. 

Nesbitt has also been coordinating the Governor’s Reset Cabinet, which was created in September to examine the structure and core functions of state government.

Terhune has accepted the position of director of environmental and public affairs at Schnitzer Steel Industries Inc.

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