Erik Olson, Governance Chair

Erik Olson is a Principal at Venn Strategies, LLC a nationally recognized, full-service government affairs and public affairs firm.  Prior to his private sector career, Erik worked for Representative Ron Kind (D-WI) for 14 years serving in a variety of campaign and policy roles, including overseeing his operation as Chief of Staff.  As a seasoned campaign strategist and policy analyst for the Chair of the moderate pro-business New Democratic Coalition in the House of Representatives and senior member of the House Committee on Ways & Means, Mr. Olson brings years of political and policy expertise in the areas of tax, trade and health care.

Erik holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science, Philosophy, and Public Administration from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. Erik was raised in La Crosse, Wisconsin. He is a long-time Horton’s Kids’ volunteer.