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Jonna Huseman

Jonna Huseman

Jonna Huseman is TTD’s Writer and Communications Director. She manages TTD’s communications and social media channels; writes press releases, blogs, and other materials; and maintains TTD’s website.

Jonna comes from a proud union family and has spent more than six years working for the labor movement. She holds Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from Wayne State College and is the author of a recently published children’s history book about a famous union strike. She is originally from Nebraska and currently lives in Silver Spring, Maryland.


Writer and Communications Specialist Jonnah@ttd.org

Jeff Pavlak

Jeff Pavlak

As TTD’s Legislative Representative, Jeff Pavlak works primarily on public transit, highway, freight, maritime and infrastructure finance issues.

Originally from Chicago, Jeff attended DePaul University where he studied political science and urban policy. Following years of working on transportation, labor, and housing issues for labor organizations, non-profits, and TTD, Jeff returned to school and received his Master of Public Policy from Duke University in 2013. He has since returned to TTD as Legislative Representative.


Legislative Representative jeffp@ttd.org

Brooke Payne

Brooke Payne

As TTD’s Administrative Assistant, Brooke supports TTD’s president, secretary-treasurer, and legislative staff. Brooke handles the officers’ scheduling and much of TTD’s document preparation. She has worked at TTD since 1999.

Originally from Oregon, Brooke attended the University of Oregon.


Administrative Assistant brookep@ttd.org

Shari Semelsberger

Shari Semelsberger

As TTD’s Administrator, Shari Semelsberger assists the Secretary-Treasurer in the day-to-day financial operations of the organization, managing TTD’s accounts, budget, and human resources. She also plans TTD’s two annual Executive Committee meetings. She has worked with TTD since 1999.

Shari holds a Bachelor of Arts in union administration from the National Labor College. Her interest in the labor movement stems from a long history of family involvement in unions going back all the way to her great-grandfather.


Administrator sharis@ttd.org

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