Callender Named WISTAX Communications Director
Award-winning journalist joins team of experts
Callender will oversee the Alliance’s media relations, civic education, and public outreach efforts, as well as contribute to its online and print publications.
“We are excited to bring David’s unique insight and talent to our team of research experts,” WISTAX President Todd A. Berry said. “His insider’s knowledge of Wisconsin government and policy-making add an important dimension to the information we offer the public and the media.”
Callender won numerous awards as a journalist covering Wisconsin politics and state and local government for more than 20 years. His work has appeared in The New York Times, The London Sunday Times, The Guardian, and The Capital Times of Madison.
Most recently, he spent seven years advising state agencies, the legislature, state Supreme Court, Congress, and local officials on public policy. His areas of expertise include taxation and fi nance, public safety and the courts, and labor relations.
Callender has also taught political science at Edgewood College in Madison.
Now celebrating its 85th year, the Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance is Wisconsin’s oldest statewide private, nonpartisan organization dedicated to government research. For more information, please visit the WISTAX website at www.wistax.org.
The Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance, founded in 1932, is the state’s oldest and most respected private government-research organization. Through its research, publications, civic lectures, and school talks, WISTAX aims to improve Wisconsin government through citizen education. Nonprofit, nonpartisan, and independently funded, WISTAX is not affiliated with any group—national, state, or local—and receives no government support.
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