Staff & Board of Directors

A voice for peace, social justice, and the common good! Since 1909, The Progressive magazine has aimed to amplify voices of dissent and voices under-represented in the mainstream, with a goal of championing grassroots progressive politics.

Staffmag covers

  • Publisher - Norman Stockwell
  • Editor - Bill Lueders
  • Website Manager & Editor - Mrill Ingram
  • Associate Editor - Alexandra Tempus
  • Editor-at-Large - Ruth Conniff
  • Art Director - Kerstin Vogdes Diehn
  • Development Director- Daniel K. Libby
  • Controller - Carolyn Eschmeyer
  • Office Manager - Jess Pernsteiner
  • Poetry Editor - Jules Gibbs
  • Proofreaders Extraordinaires - Diana Cook & Catherine Cronin
  • Editorial Intern - Olivia Herken
  • Communications Intern - Alice Herman
  • Publishing Intern - Olivia Poches



Board of Directors

  • James Friedman, Co-President, is a shareholder on Godfrey & Kahn's Litigation Team, focusing on commercial, First Amendment, and insurance litigation. He is proud to serve on the Board of this 100+ year-old Wisconsin institution that continues to provide a unique and critical voice for progressive politics in Wisconsin and throughout the United States, and has served on the board for 20+ years.
  • Jenny Pressman, Co-President, is a passionate social justice activist, an engaged community builder, and an experienced fundraiser. Currently the Director of Development of the Goodman Community Center, she is dedicated to strengthening the lives and amplifying the voices of women, children, and families in Madison and around the world.
  • Michael W. Apple is John Bascom Professor of Curriculum and Instruction and Educational Policy Studies at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.  He has worked with progressive groups throughout the world to build critically democratic educational research, policies and practice. 
  • Ed Angelina, At-large Member
  • Bill White, At-large Member