Sachin Chheda is a Wisconsin-based Indian American communications, government relations, advocacy and nonprofit management professional. He is a frequently utilized source for political and business reporters, and was named a “Behind the Scenes Power Player by Gannett Media and one of the nation’s 500 top “Influencers” by Campaigns & Elections magazine.
Sachin works primarily with corporate, labor, political, and nonprofit clients on strategic planning, management, messaging, and government & public relations. He currently serves as director of the Fair Elections Project, as campaigns advisor to the Economic Security Project, as a strategic communications advisor to the Wisconsin AFL-CIO, and as senior advisor to Community Shares of Greater Milwaukee.
A partner at Milwaukee-based Nation Consulting, Sachin oversaw winning campaigns for WI Supreme Court Justices Rebecca Dallet and Jill Karofsky, WI Superintendent of Public Instruction Jill Underly, and then-Superintendent Tony Evers. He previously served as director of the Wisconsin Fair Trade Coalition, deputy director for the National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty, and Outreach Director for the film As Goes Janesville, and has worked with many of the firm’s other clients, including The SEED Foundation, SEIU, Wisconsin Stem Cell Now, and many others.
Prior to coming to Nation Consulting in 2006, Sachin spent five years as an aide to Governor Jim Doyle. He has more than 20 years of political and issue campaign experience in Wisconsin and Missouri, on both federal and state races. He has worked for Citizen Action of Wisconsin, then-Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin, the Democratic Party of Wisconsin and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Chancellor, among others.
Sachin is active in nonprofit leadership, having served two terms as Chair of the Board of Directors for NARAL Pro-Choice America. He serves as a member of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra Board of Directors, previously served as an officer of the Wisconsin Coalition of Asian Indian Organizations; and is Chairman Emeritus of the Democratic Party of Milwaukee County.
Sachin attended both the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and UW-Madison, and currently lives with wife Angela and their four children on Milwaukee’s East Side.