Blue Jean Nation team grows with new Operations Director

September 20, 2018

Beth Hartung has joined Blue Jean Nation’s staff as Operations Director, the grassroots group’s founder and president Mike McCabe announced.

Beth recently finished a year-long stint as events and fundraising coordinator for McCabe’s campaign for governor. She lives in La Crosse and grew up on her family’s dairy farm in Dunn County in western Wisconsin. She spent 10 years in Japan teaching English before moving back to Wisconsin and earning a master’s degree in education from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. She has extensive experience with educational programming and social service delivery as well as nonprofit organization management. Her professional and volunteer work has focused on social justice issues.

Beth is drawn to Blue Jean Nation because she firmly believes it can connect people who are frustrated with the current political system and provide them with tools and support to create positive change in their local communities and in our state and nation.