Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation names new communications director
Saturday, May 25, 2019
David Callender brings extensive experience in journalism, government relations and policy analysis
MADISON, WI. – The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) has named David Callender as its communications director.
Callender joins WEDC after serving as communications director for the nonpartisan Wisconsin Policy Forum (WPF), where he helped guide the merger of the Madison-based Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance (WISTAX) with the Milwaukee-based Public Policy Forum (PPF) in 2018. He served as WISTAX’s communications director beginning in 2016.
In his new role at WEDC, Callender will draw on his extensive background in journalism, state and local government, and public policy. For more than 20 years, he was an award-winning journalist covering Wisconsin politics and state and local government. His work has appeared in The New York Times, The Sunday Times of London, The Guardian, and The Capital Times. He also spent seven years advising national, state, and local officials on issues related to taxation and finance, economic development, public safety and the courts, and labor relations as a lobbyist for the Wisconsin Counties Association.