Alison Leipsiger is the Senior Associate Legislative Director for SiX. In this position, she serves multiple roles as the Illinois State Director, manager of emerging State Director programs and maintains a portfolio of outreach states including Indiana, Iowa, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, West Virginia and Wisconsin. Prior to joining SiX, Alison served as Executive Director and founder of Reimagine Illinois, an organization that worked with legislators to create an Illinois unified agenda and provided policy and communications support. She was Legislative Director at Forefront, Illinois’ association for foundations and nonprofits, advocating for Illinois’ social impact sector during a historic budget impasse. Alison was Chief of Staff to Illinois state Senator Daniel Biss, where she helped craft progressive policies on retirement savings, privacy and technology, asset building and human rights. She earned her B.S. from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana and a Master in Social Work from Washington University in St. Louis. Alison grew up in Skokie, Illinois and currently lives on the far north side of Chicago.