Lonnie is a leading progressive communicator, with extensive legislative, advocacy, non-profit and public policy experience.
Prior to joining Progress Michigan, Lonnie served as State Director for Enroll America, a national non-profit working to educate people about the new healthcare options made available by the Affordable Care Act. Prior to working for Enroll America, Lonnie served as Communications Director for Know Your Care/Protect Your Care. He previously served as a chief staffer for State Reps. Alma Wheeler Smith and Jeff Irwin.
Lonnie graduated from Central Michigan University (FIRE UP CHIPS!). He lives in Ypsilanti Township with his wife, Heather; son, Landyn; daughter, Madison; and their dogs, Brewer and Phoenix.
Hugh Madden, Communications Director
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Sam Inglot, Communications Specialist
Sam Inglot is a Michigan native. Sam worked as a journalist in Lansing for several years before joining Progress Michigan. He has written for Lansing City Pulse, MIRS, Michigan Messenger, Capital News Service and SpartanEdge. During his reporting career, Sam won awards for reporting and photojournalism from the Michigan Press Association.
Sam is a 2012 graduate of Michigan State University where he received his bachelor’s degree in journalism with a concentration in public affairs reporting. He also has a specialization in Peace & Justice Studies. Sam served as the public relations coordinator for the MSU Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.
Sam is focused on pushing progressive ideas and combating the far-right’s agenda in Michigan.
Kim is a life-long Detroiter whose media work began behind the camera of various Detroit TV stations. He did a stint as host/producer of a multicultural music program on WDET – FM and began media support for nonprofits in the 90s, including promoting free concerts for the City of Detroit’s Chene Park and the plays of Matrix Theatre Company. Kim served as Media Team Leader for the Detroit Region of the US Census Bureau for the 2000 and 2010 Census efforts. As such, he led a three-state team of media professionals educating residents about the benefits of completing and mailing the census form. Kim writes creatively, having authored many music reviews and cultural articles for periodicals and two books of poetry. His short fiction earned him a 2012 Kresge Arts Literary Fellowship. He serves on the Board of the Detroit Waldorf School and co-directs the decade-old Woodward Line Poetry Series at the Scarab Club in Detroit featuring nationally renowned writers from Michigan and across the country.
Marissa Luna was born and raised in Saginaw, Michigan. She earned a B.A. in Comparative Cultures and Politics from Michigan State University in December 2012. Marissa developed a passion for the progressive movement and politics during her time as a student at MSU and after volunteering and voting in her first presidential election in 2008.
As a student, Marissa worked at MSU Greenline doing alumni fundraising and development for the Michigan State University. Prior to joining the Progress Michigan team, she worked as the Communications Coordinator at Clean Water Action. She now serves as Progress Michigan’s New Media Specialist.
In her spare time Marissa enjoys reading, biking, riding on trains, watching movies, listening to music, and spending time with her family and cat named Mama Lou.