Dimitri has spent his career in politics and public policy, providing communications and strategic advice based on sound public opinion research.
Dimitri provided public opinion research and managed direct voter contact for the 2013 BC Liberal election campaign and received national accolades as the only pollster to accurately predict the outcome of the provincial election. Dimitri’s extensive research into public attitudes guided the formulation of the strategy and messaging that contributed to the successful election of Premier Christy Clark.
Dimitri previously served in several senior roles for BC Premier Christy Clark. After joining Ms. Clark’s successful leadership campaign team, Dimitri served as Principal Secretary, working on long-term issues and priorities on behalf of the Premier. Dimitri later assumed the title of Assistant Deputy Minister, Intergovernmental Relations and Trade where he managed relationships with domestic and international governmental officials and oversaw trade missions on behalf of the Premier.
Dimitri established his early credentials in politics with the Reform Party from 1991-1993 where he worked in a public policy research capacity for Preston Manning. Based out of Washington, DC from 1994 until 1999, Dimitri served as Partner with the Republican polling firm Market Strategies where he advised clients including Edison Electric Institute, PhRMA, and The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids.
Upon his return to Ottawa in 2000, Dimitri led the influential public opinion research firm Praxicus Public Strategies where he advised clients including Stockwell Day (2001-02) and Stephen Harper (2002-07).
Dimitri is a native of Ottawa, Ontario and graduated from Carleton University with a Bachelor of Commerce Degree. Dimitri is a partner of Maple Leaf Strategies.