News from Progress Michigan

June 14, 2018

Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574,

Progress Michigan Announces Hiring of Three New Staff Members

New staff will help grow Progress Michigan digital presence, research capability

LANSING — Progress Michigan, a progressive advocacy and watchdog group with offices in Lansing and Detroit, announced the recent hiring of three staff members. The new hires continue with the pattern of growth for the organization and will increase Progress Michigan’s digital presence and capabilities as well as continue to grow the research capacity of the organization. The new staff members are: Paige Woods, Data and Policy Analyst; Christian Bowe, Digital Strategist; and Dana Sutton, Digital Organizer.

“Progress Michigan has been at the forefront of communications, research and digital organizing for a decade. As the political and communications worlds have shifted we have adapted in an effort to assist our partners and continue to hold elected officials accountable,” said Lonnie Scott, executive director of Progress Michigan. “Our new staff members bring a wealth of experience and fresh ideas to the progressive movement in Michigan. We are excited to welcome them to the team.”

Paige Woods is a Harvard College alumna (c/o ’16) with a degree in Social Studies and African and African American Studies. Her focus field was in black community development in contemporary America. Paige recently completed a Master of Science degree in Comparative Social Policy at the University of Oxford, Social Policy and Intervention Department.

Christian Bowe previously ran the social media committee for the Democratic Socialists of America helping out with press, digital campaigns and outreach for campaigns and endorsed candidates. Christian helped DSA pursue a distributed organizing model, shift to a 50 state strategy and become invested in digital organizing. He led a record-breaking recruiting campaign growing their list significantly.

Dana Sutton is originally from Canton, Ohio, and graduated in May from American University with an interdisciplinary major in Communications, Legal Systems, Economics, and Government. Previously, she was a Program Intern for Common Cause, a Government Affairs intern with the Human Rights Campaign, and a Political and Communications Intern with America Votes.

“Total Republican control in Michigan has been a disaster for working families,” Scott continued. “Progress Michigan’s continued growth is a testament to the importance of holding elected officials accountable, shining a light on the least transparent administration we’ve had in my lifetime and promoting a progressive vision for our state. We’re confident Paige, Christian and Dana will help us continue our mission.”