More About Stephanie Kundert
As a Senior Vice President at Direct Impact (DI), BCW’s grassroots arm, Stephanie helps clients navigate the local political landscape while providing guidance on stakeholder engagement, coalition building and effective messaging strategies to build support for key policy objectives. This includes leading a North American SABRE Award-winning multi-state education and awareness campaign to improve emergency triage and transportation protocols for stroke patients. Through legislative and regulatory initiatives, the campaign has helped successfully update protocols in more than two dozen states.
Prior to joining DI in Washington, D.C., Stephanie was a member of DI’s field network in her native Wisconsin. In that capacity, she developed and executed over a dozen effective public affairs and media relations programs in Wisconsin and across the upper Midwest. This involved organizing roundtables with members of Wisconsin’s congressional delegation, organizing press events attended by lawmakers and high-profile community leaders, and growing grassroots networks.
Before she entered the private sector, Stephanie spent the first decade of her career working as a policy advisor in the Wisconsin State Assembly and managed state and federal races across the state’s purple campaign trail during the 2008, 2010 and 2012 election cycles. During her time in the legislature, Stephanie served as a committee clerk for the Joint Legislative Audit Committee, staffed a member of the budget-writing Joint Finance Committee, and helped advance legislation that was signed into law respectively by then-Governor Jim Doyle (D) and then-Governor Scott Walker (R). She began her career on Capitol Hill in the Office of Congressman Paul Ryan (R-WI).
A proud Badger, Stephanie earned her B.A. in Political Science and International Studies as well as her M.A. in Journalism and Mass Communication from the University of Wisconsin – Madison.
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- A Q4 State-by-State Snapshot of the ESG Policy LandscapeBCW Topics, October 17, 2023