Teresa Vilmain is one of the nation’s top political organizers and consultants. Throughout her extensive career, she has directed election campaigns and transition efforts for public officials at every level, implemented strategic planning for numerous non-profit organizations, and has demonstrated a lifelong commitment to strengthening the political voice of women and other progressive constituencies.
Currently, Vilmain is consulting with The Voter Participation Center and the Rockefeller Family Fund. She is also working as a senior advisor to the 2020 Democratic National Convention.
In 2008-2009 she consulted with Be The Change Inc. and its first national grassroots effort ServiceNation, working with a coalition of 114 organizations to mobilize a grassroots movement that inspired America’s political leaders to expand voluntary community and national service opportunities.
In 2007, she was the Senior Consultant to the Vilsack for President national campaign and then was the Iowa State Director for Hillary Clinton for President. In the 2004 presidential cycle she served as the General Election Strategist for the Democratic National Committee.
A native Iowan, Vilmain has extensive experience working on Iowa campaigns. She was the General Consultant to the Vilsack for Governor campaign in 1998, helping elect the first democrat to that office in 30 years, and served in the same capacity in his successful re-election effort in 2002.
In her new home state of Wisconsin, Vilmain was a consultant to both Jim Doyle’s successful Governor’s race in 2002 and Herb Kohl’s successful U.S. Senate races in 1988 and 1994. She served as the Wisconsin State Director for the “Clinton/Gore ‘96” and “Gore/Lieberman 2000” fall presidential campaigns.