Executive Staff

Executive Staff (4)

Bill Hahn

Written by Thursday, 10 March 2016 00:00

  

Vice President, Communications
The John Birch Society

Bill Hahn oversees communications for The John Birch Society, specifically in the areas of public relations, marketing, and social media. He has a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater..


Early in his 20+ year career, he gained valuable experience and leadership skills in the construction industry, having the good fortune of working for and alongside various industry visionaries and with many trade industry associations. Working in the publishing industry as a publicist helped hone his outreach skills, especially through growing and strengthening author, media, and consumer relations.


He credits the foundation of his constitutional views from growing up on Wisconsin’s largest cranberry marsh where work ethic, responsibility, independence, and land stewardship values were thoroughly learned.

Martin Ohlson

Written by Friday, 21 November 2014 00:00

  

Martin Ohlson

Vice President, Development

Martin Ohlson currently assists the Society in the area of development. He has been in development for various businesses and held key senior positions. He has over 20 years experience successfully building strategic relationships with volunteers, leaders, business owners and professionals.


For five years he managed and trained associates in an eleven state region planning and coordinating cultivation of new and current clients. Another assignment was to develop, assist and lend expertise to high-end giving efforts in a twenty state region, the Midwest and Pacific Northwest.


In recent years he served as Vice-President for America National Network and later as Vice President for Accu-Counter Technologies. As a member of the Commercial Association of Realtors, he was involved in the disposition and acquisition of industrial and commercial properties.


He was involved in the JBS at an early age when his parents joined in 1964. He served honorably in the United States Marine Corp and subsequently received training for his business pursuits. He and his wife Sheila married in 1980 and have eight children.

James F. Fitzgerald

Written by Friday, 21 November 2014 00:00

  

James F. Fitzgerald

National Director-Field Activities

In his over 40 years of service on the staff of The John Birch Society, James F. Fitzgerald has held every position in the field working directly with members and supporters – Coordinator, Major Coordinator, Regional Field Director and National Development Officer. Currently, Jim is the National Director of Field Activities supervising the entire field staff of The John Birch Society throughout the United States.


Julie Smith

Written by Friday, 21 November 2014 00:00

  

Julie Smith

Executive Assistant

Julie’s affiliation with The John Birch Society started in July of 1996, when she applied for a position at the Headquarters office in Appleton, WI. She was impressed with the passion that her interviewers had for the mission of the organization.


Always a conservative, Julie began to learn very quickly about the perils facing our Republic – mostly through the abuses of our own federal government! After four years of study on the conspiracy, Julie became the first member of the new millennium, becoming a member of the Society on January 2, 2000. Julie has been working closely with CEO Arthur R. Thompson as his Executive Assistant, ever since Mr. Thompson was appointed to that position by the JBS Board of Directors in October of 2005. Before taking on that assignment, she worked in the Membership department, served as the Director of Field Support, and also ran the Speakers Bureau.