September-October, 2016. Coordinator, Cooperative Baptist Fellowship nonpartisan advocacy coordinator. Worked with Faith in Public Life to coordinate op-eds and sign-ons by pastors urging civility in public life during the 2016 presidential election season.
April-May, 2016. Campaign Manager, Sellus Wilder for US Senate. Managed candidate in Kentucky’s Democratic primary for US Senate, including field, media buys, finance, and strategy.
2011-2013. Radio spokesman, Kentucky Family Values. Voicing independent-expenditure campaign spots during the 2011 Kentucky governor’s race and 2012-2013 Kentucky legislative races.
2007-2011. Organizer and spokesman. Managing “Truth From American Workers”, a legally-authorized “527” delivering independent messages in state and federal elections in Kentucky, Indiana, and Ohio.
2003- 2012. Coordinator. Managing candidate recruitment, coalition-building, etc. for UFCW Local 227 and other unions.
2011, 2012. Indiana “right-to-work” statewide community/religious coordinator. Led mobilization, statehouse rallies, and networking for the AFL-CIO among faith communities, progressives, and advocacy groups across Indiana for all the unions involved in the fight against “right-to-work-for-less”.
1999-2003. Partisan political advocacy. Secretary-Treasurer, Kentucky State AFL-CIO.
In Matters of Faith-
June, 2017- present. Interim Coordinator, Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of Kentucky. Preaching, networking, and managing a council of dozens of churches within the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship.
August 2016-present- Coordinator, EmpowerWest. Coordinating a black-and-white church coalition to foster racial reconciliation and economic empowerment in segregated Louisville’s black West End. A project of Simmons College of Kentucky. Managing the three-year Angela Project for empowerment.
August, 2014-August, 2015- Interim Coordinator, Kentucky Baptist Fellowship. Providing leadership and church relations for progressive Baptists across Kentucky, in relationship with the national Cooperative Baptist Fellowship. Spoke in over 45 churches. Started a statewide advocacy day in Frankfort, in support of payday-lending reform.
2008. Opening speaker. Delivered opening invocation and inspiration for 5000 delegates at the Sixth United Food and Commercial Workers Union International Convention, Montreal, Canada.
2008-present. Deacon, Ridgewood Baptist Church.
2004- present. Founder, guitarist. Leading music and worship at Friday Church @ Highland Baptist, an informal service at a large, progressive congregation.
In Labor Organizing-
Organizing Director. Managed the Plastech/Johnson Controls Injection Molding organizing campaign, successfully organizing several hundred (mostly) immigrant workers at two (2) Louisville auto-parts plants, the largest UFCW victory in the United States that year.
And In Business and Economic Development.
2007- present. Economic-development management. Growing businesses and living-wage, and union jobs by planning with employers, the City of Louisville, Simmons College of Kentucky, and the Commonwealth of Kentucky in economic development. Currently involved in medical-research business development.
Reported decisions. Brewer v. Hillard and Consolidated Freightways, 15 SW 3d 1 (Ky. App., 1999) (established same-gender harassment cause of action and expanded tort of outrage); Simpson County Steeplechase v. Roberts, 898 SW 2d 523 (Ky. App.,1995) (established state-law cause of action for discharge for union activity); Marshall v Rawlings and Associates, ____ F3d _____(CA 6, 2017)(FMLA/ADA discrimination and retaliation claims sent to trial): McCann v Sullivan University, ___ Kentucky Supreme Court ____ (2015-SC-00014-DG, August 24, 2017)(amicus curiae for national Jobs With Justice, court approved use of class actions in wage-hour disputes).