Josh Wise worked on his first nonprofit fundraising mailing at 6 years old, and has been hanging around nonprofits ever since. Josh was the Executive Director of the Minnesota Fair Trade Coalition, and, most recently, the Executive Director of One Voice Mixed Chorus. At MNFTC, Josh led the organizing and lobbying effort in the Midwest to oppose Fast Track for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), as well as establishing and serving on the Minnesota Trade Policy Advisory Council.
He also is active as a musician, directing the Twin Cities Labor Chorus, and playing “nontraditional” instruments like the didjeridoo, ukulele and the jug. As a volunteer, Josh serves on the board the St. Paul Regional Labor Federation, and the organizing committee of the Minneapolis Battle of the Jug Bands.
Josh has a BA from Macalester College, and a Masters degree in Public and Nonprofit Administration from Metropolitan State University, where he now teaches.