Gillian has more than 15 years of campaign experience including two Presidential campaigns. She helped lay the groundwork for the President Obama’s historic Iowa Caucus win and served in the statewide leadership team for the battleground state of Florida in the 2008 General Election. Her resume includes multiple statewide and legislative campaigns throughout the midwest. Gillian was the Midwest Regional Director and National Director of Campaigns for J Street. Recently, she served as the Executive Director for the Illinois Women’s Institute for Leadership (IWIL), a highly regarded institution that trains women on all aspects of how to run winning elections.
Gillian launched Wildfire Contact’s Chicago office in 2016 and now serves as its Managing Director. She lives in Chicago’s North Center neighborhood with her husband, Alex and dog, Avon Barksdale.