Frank Emspak, Ph.D – Managing Editor/Executive Producer
Frank is a life-long labor activist and past president of his AFT local at U.W. Madison, where he recently retired from teaching at the School for Workers. He has written extensively on new technology and work organization, including investigations of factories in many parts of the world where work forces are involved in new ways of organizing their work. WIN grew out of a project of Frank’s at the School for Workers.
Doug Cunningham – Producer
Doug is a highly-experienced radio journalist who comes to WIN from a five-year stint as State Capitol Correspondent for The Wisconsin Radio Network in Madison. Doug has news director and reporter/anchor, AP and UPI award-winning news experience for both commercial and NPR-member stations in Michigan and Indiana. His print work includes 8 years as a co-founder and investigative reporter for The Flint Voice alternative newspaper. His freelance & “stringer” work has appeared on Wisconsin Public Radio, Court TV, Wispolitics.com, Stateline.org, WBBM and WBEZ, Chicago, The Minnesota News Network, The Michigan News Network, AP & UPI.
Tom Hemaidan – Sales, Marketing and Communications Director
Tom is a 25-year sales and marketing veteran with an admirable track record of success. Tom began his career in sales as a door-to-door canvasser raising funds for political advocacy organizations, and has since been integral in building new markets and reviving stagnant markets in various industries from telecommunications to market research. To DME, he brings his success in working with decision makers at every level in business, his experience with everything from fundraising to the sale of goods and services and his skills at organizing and directing events.
Betsy L. – Administration/Finances
Betsy has been involved in all the major social change and social justice movements in the late 20th and early 21st centuries as an activist, staff and volunteer. For over 20 years she ran the grants program at a Wisconsin foundation funding marginalized people throughout Wisconsin. Her parents and grandparents were union activists, and her daughter is a union organizer. She is always amazed and excited by the ingenuity that people use in changing society and their lives.