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January 23, 2023

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Former Wisconsin State Treasurer Sarah Godlewski Joins One Country Project Board

One Country Adds Champion for Rural America

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The One Country Project today announced the addition of Sarah Godlewski as the newest member of its Board of Directors, bringing with her decades of first-hand experience throughout rural America.

“We are thrilled for Treasurer Godlewski to join the One Country Project. She has been a true champion for all Wisconsinites and brings with her a rich understanding of policies that work to enrich the lives of rural Americans, promotes ideas that ensure individuals and communities are on a path to economic success and shares a passion for ensuring that women in rural areas have equitable access to the resources they need to thrive,” said OCP founder Heidi Heitkamp.

Godlewski is a fifth-generation Wisconsinite who garnered national attention for her 2022 U.S. Senate campaign that aimed to put working families first. She served as State Treasurer of Wisconsin from 2019 – 2022, having been elected after successfully leading a bipartisan coalition to save the office in 2018. As Treasurer, she invested in the economic security of all Wisconsinites, and helped to build wealth and strong financial futures for families and communities throughout the state.

Prior to her tenure as State Treasurer, Godlewski was the co-founder of a multimillion-dollar socially responsible investment firm called MaSa Partners that invests in early-stage businesses and a co-founder of WE Capital Fund, which empowers female entrepreneurs through financing opportunities. Her work has been nationally recognized for achieving a positive impact through investments in renewable and clean energy, women-owned businesses, and agriculture in Wisconsin and around the world, while delivering strong financial returns.

Godlewski gained financial expertise working with the Pentagon for almost a decade where she helped save taxpayers tens of millions of dollars. She began her financial career supporting micro-lending initiatives in rural India where she saw firsthand how access to capital can positively transform entire communities – access that she has worked to build throughout her state.

“Having deep family roots in rural Wisconsin, I know that no matter where folks live, they should have access to jobs, education, health care, and the overall quality of life they want and deserve. Too often rural values and priorities are put on the back burner. Just like Wisconsin’s motto – Forward!, One County is dedicated to moving rural values and priorities forward! I’m thrilled to join the One Country Board and help to make this vision a reality for our Nation,” said Godlewski.

Sarah earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in peace and conflict resolution studies from George Mason University, where she was student body president. She was a national security fellow with the Air War College and attended the Women’s Campaign School at Yale University. She has a Certificate in Public Treasury Management from the National Institute of Public Finance and Pepperdine School of Management. She attended the University of Virginia Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership and the University of Pennsylvania’s Executive Program for Public Administration.

 

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About One Country Project

Rural America holds an essential role in moving the United States forward and the One Country Project is dedicated to ensuring Rural America’s priorities and values are heard and reflected in policy at the federal level. To learn more, visit us at www.onecountryproject.com or on Twitter or Facebook.

 

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