DIRECTOR OF ORGANIZING
Katie Walloch is the Organizing Director of the BlueGreen Alliance. She joined the BlueGreen Alliance as a Regional Program Manager in March 2009. In that position, Katie educated and mobilizes union members in Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri and Kansas around job creation through environmental solutions, including climate change.
Before joining the BlueGreen Alliance, Katie was the Campaigns Coordinator for the Change to Win Labor Federation in Minnesota, where she was responsible for coordinating political and organizing strategy and efforts among the affiliated partner unions in the state. Prior to that, Katie was the Member Mobilizer for the Minnesota Nurses Association, recruiting politically active nurses to be involved in electoral efforts and to strengthen grassroots communication networks within their bargaining units. Katie has also worked as a Community and Political Organizer, running grassroots campaigns to pass public school referenda, increase Minnesota’s minimum wage, pass living local Living Wage ordinances, and helped to elect dozens of candidates at all levels of government.
Katie has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from the University of Minnesota.