erin.mccallum

Speaker Profile

Erin McCallum

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Campaigns Director and Chief of Staff
GetUp - Action for Australia
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Erin has more than 9 years of experience working as a campaigner, issue advocate, organiser, spokesperson, and communications specialist. She is currently the Campaigns Director and Chief of Staff at GetUp Australia where for the past three years she has headed up the digital and rapid response campaign teams, directing strategy and member communications behind GetUp's priority national campaigns; including climate change, refugees and asylum seeker rights, environmental protections, media reform and marriage equality. Previously, she worked as the Communications Specialist for Defenders of Wildlife in Washington D.C where she led efforts to re-list the American Gray Wolf to the Endangered Species List and lobbied to secure funding for biodiversity and climate adaptation in the Waxman-Markey climate bill. Erin began her career with political communications firm, CLS Strategies. There she worked on crisis litigation, issue advocacy, public affairs and reputation management for a wide variety of clients.


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