Ann Miller is the Director of the Political/Legislative Affairs Department for the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, a political operation that has become one of the most influential labor voices on Capitol Hill. She leads a seasoned staff of grassroots organizers, issue advocates and analysts with the expertise and the relationships to get IBEW members heard.
Partner, Grossman and Moore Attorneys
Gretchen is a co-founding Board Member of Emerge America and is currently an emeritus board member, having served as Chair from 2012-2014. Gretchen served as the founding Executive Director of Emerge California for seven years, having started as a volunteer board member in 2002. Currently she is a Facilitator for Allegory Inc, a behavior change and coaching company in San Francisco. She is also the founder of The 2W Group, a consulting firm specializing in supporting the for-purpose community.
Partner, Hancock & Gadd Public Strategies
Brenda is a founding board member of Emerge Tennessee. Brenda has more than 15 years of experience in Tennessee politics and governmental affairs ranging from chief of staff and research analyst in the Tennessee senate to serving as legislative liaison in Governor Bredesen’s administration.
Melissa N. Watson
Executive Director, Emerge South Carolina
Melissa is the founding Executive Director of Emerge South Carolina. She is a South Carolina native and a veteran of the United States Army Reserves. Prior to Emerge South Carolina, Melissa served as the Director of Programs and Operations and the Director of Training for a statewide nonprofit focused on reducing poverty.