“Corporate Accountability’s mission is unique and essential, and I continue to be inspired by and grateful for the opportunity to be part of this work,” says Wendy.
Wendy has been part of this work for decades. She first joined Corporate Accountability as an intern during the Nuclear Weaponmakers Campaign and GE boycott in the 1980s because she was horrified by the possibility of nuclear war. “I didn’t understand the role corporations played in the nuclear weapons race when I started,” she says, “but as I learned more I came to make the connection between the infant formula campaign (the organization’s first campaign) and the focus on nuclear weaponmakers: the deadly mix of corporate greed and political influence.”
Wendy continues to challenge this fundamental and deadly combination across all Corporate Accountability campaign areas. Since her tenure as an intern, she has been involved with the organization in a variety of capacities, including as a board chair. She was also involved in research and organizing on the campaign to support the passage of the global tobacco treaty. With a master’s degree from the School for International Training in nonprofit management, Wendy brings expertise in long-range strategic planning and international organizing to the board.
She also serves as chair of the board of the Joyce Uptown Food Shelf in Minneapolis, which she has been involved with for thirty years, and as a founding member of an organic CSA farm in Wisconsin for over twenty years. As she puts it: “Once I get plugged into something good, I’m in it for the long haul!”