Sachin Chheda is a partner at Nation Consulting. He is an experienced communications, government relations, advocacy and nonprofit management professional. Sachin 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 producer of the state’s largest annual economic development event, the New North Summit, for New North, Inc., as a strategic communications advisor to the Wisconsin AFL-CIO, and as senior advisor to Community Shares of Greater Milwaukee.
During his time at Nation Consulting, Sachin 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 a variety of political campaigns.
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 Wisconsin Citizen Action, Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin, the Democratic Party of Wisconsin and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, among others.
Sachin is active in nonprofit leadership, recently completing 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 the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, where his wife Angela McManaman currently works as an editor, as well as UW-Madison. Sachin and Angie live on Milwaukee's East Side with their four children.