Sam Munger, Senior Advisor and Director of Strategic Engagement at State Innovation Exchange (SiX), is scheduled to speak at the Rise Above conference on Saturday, January 21, 2017.
Sam Munger is Director of Strategic Engagement and Senior Advisor at SiX. He began his political career while he was still in high school as a volunteer on the 1992 Clinton campaign, and has been working in the fields of public policy and politics ever since. Sam’s previous experience includes working as an Analyst for a prominent Democratic polling firm, as a legislative researcher for a national consumer advocacy watchdog, and as a researcher for The Nation magazine, as well as working for John Kerry’s 2004 Presidential campaign, where he ran the campaign’s overnight tracking and other research. Prior to joining SiX, he was a founding member and head of outreach for the American Legislative and Issue Campaign Exchange (ALICE), a project to develop an online library of model and exemplary laws and provide legislative research support to state legislators. From 2008 to 2014, he was Managing Director of the Center for State Innovation (CSI), which provided policy resources and technical assistance to Governors and state and local policymakers. Sam has presented on public policy topics for a wide range of audiences and written for publications including Campaigns and Elections, The Nation and the Newsletter of the National Center for Children in Poverty. He holds a JD from NYU School of Law and clerked for two years in the Southern District of New York. Sam currently lives in Madison, Wisconsin with his lovely wife and two highly energetic children and in his spare time enjoys hiking, biking, writing about and playing Ultimate Frisbee and drinking local beer.
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