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Chuck Pruitt

Chuck Pruitt considers himself fortunate to be part of a company that doesn’t just work for anyone with a checkbook.

He likes the fact that ABD Direct seeks out fundraising partnerships with organizations and campaigns that share the ethics and values of the company’s 40+ year history—client partners who are working every day to change the world by protecting civil and human rights, reducing gun violence, preserving the U.S.-Israel relationship, combating climate change and helping the most vulnerable amongst us.

Chuck considers his work in the 2008 and 2012 Obama for America campaigns to be the highlight of his professional career-fulfilling a dream to help elect and re-elect the most transformative political figure to emerge in his lifetime and helping to raise more money through direct mail than any campaign in American political history.

Chuck received his undergraduate degree from Macalester College and his M.A. and Ph.D. in Political Science from Harvard University. Prior to joining ABD Direct, he taught at St. Olaf College. Returning to his higher education roots, he served 13 years on the University of Wisconsin Board of Regents including 4 years as Vice President and President of the Board. He currently is on the Board of Visitors of the La Follette School of Public Policy at the University of Wisconsin-Madison as well as serving on the board of a number of local non-profit organizations.