Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance Staff
Todd A. Berry, PhD, PresidentEmail Todd Berry
Todd Berry has been President of the Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance (WISTAX) since 1994. His experience spans the public, private and non-profit sectors. In the late 1970s and early 1980s, he was Assistant Secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Revenue and Executive Director of the Governor's Tax Reform Commission. From 1983 to 1993, he was a marketing executive with one of Wisconsin's oldest family firms. Todd served as a member of the non-partisan Dane County Board, the Jefferson School Board and the CESA #2 Board of Control. He also served 14 years on the North Central College (IL) Board of Trustees. With Bachelor's and Doctoral degrees from UW-Madison, Todd also holds Master's degrees in planning/policy analysis (Harvard) and business administration (University of Chicago).
Dale J. Knapp, Research DirectorEmail Dale Knapp
Dale Knapp has been with WISTAX since 2000. Previously, he was a regional labor market economist for the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development where he specialized in labor-shortage issues and economic forecasting. Before that, he spent more than seven years in the private sector in corporate sales positions in Wisconsin. A UW-Whitewater graduate, Dale holds a Master's degree in Economics from UW-Madison and completed the Master's in Applied Economics program at Marquette University. He is A.B.D. in Economics at UW-Madison.
Sharon Schmeling, M.A., Communications DirectorEmail Sharon Schmeling
Sharon joined the WISTAX staff in 2010, bringing more than 25 years experience in state and local government and media relations. She worked as a reporter for The Milwaukee Journal, The Capital Times and the Allentown (PA) Morning Call. She worked in government relations and project management for a variety of non-profit education organizations, and served eight years on the non-partisan Jefferson County Board of Supervisors, including six as its chairman. She is an adjunct faculty member at UW-Whitewater, teaching media writing. Sharon is a graduate of Marquette University and holds a Master's degree from Villanova University, where she studied medieval government and ethics.
Sandra Mumm, Business ManagerEmail Sandra Mumm
Sandra Mumm joined the WISTAX staff in 1997, bringing with her extensive experience in bookkeeping, word processing and database management. In addition to keeping WISTAX office procedures up-to-date, Sandra also maintains the accounting system, financial records, and manages and coordinates the membership process.