Abby Witt

Abby Witt


Abby manages Arena’s campaign-facing work, including candidate and campaign staff support.

Abby joined Arena with nearly 15 years of experience in grassroots engagement across the political, government, and advocacy fields. Most recently, Abby served as the Campaign Manager for Daniel Biss’ gubernatorial campaign in Illinois. She joined Biss’ campaign from the Chicago Public Schools (CPS) where she managed budget and policy initiatives for the nation’s 3rd largest school district. Prior to CPS, Abby was a founding member and Managing Director of Organizing for Action (OFA), a national organization dedicated to advancing a progressive agenda through grassroots action and training. Abby helped create OFA after six years within the Obama presidential campaigns and Administration, including two years in the White House Office of Public Engagement and Intergovernmental Affairs, serving as the Director of Political Operations in 2012, and working in eight states as part of the Field team during the primaries and general election in 2007-2008. Years earlier Abby began her career working at the Center for American Progress. Since then, she’s worked six election cycles, at the congressional, statewide, and presidential levels. A proud Chicagoan, Abby graduated from American University in Washington, D.C.

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