Several people with Wisconsin connections have been appointed to positions with the Dems’ national convention in Milwaukee next summer.

Teresa Vilmain, a longtime Dem operative who lives in Wisconsin, was announced today as a senior adviser.


*Liz Gilbert, a UW-Madison grad, will serve as the host committee executive director;

*Shirley Ellis, a Milwaukee operative who’s worked with U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore, will serve as senior adviser to the host committee;

*Marcus Switzer, a Milwaukee native, will serve as host committee finance director;

*Martha Love, a DNC member from Wisconsin, will serve as host committee senior adviser;

*Alex Lasry, senior vice president for the Milwaukee Bucks and chair of the Milwaukee DNC bid committee, will serve as finance chair for the host committee.

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