Executive Director, Democracy Initiative
Wendy Fields joined the Democracy Initiative/Democracy Initiative Education Fund as Executive Director following extensive experience working in broad-based coalitions. Prior to beginning at the Democracy Initiative/Democracy Initiative Education Fund, Wendy was the Vice President of Strategic Campaigns and Partnerships at Common Cause for two years, where she focused on linking economic inequity and racial equity to the democracy agenda.
Earlier in her career, Wendy spent 17 years at United Automobile Workers (UAW) in Detroit, Michigan, where she served as both Executive Administrative Assistant and then Chief of Staff to UAW President Bob King. The first woman to hold the highest non-elected position, Wendy’s role included formulating policies on organizing, collective bargaining in the auto sector, and political action.