School Choice Wisconsin Staff
Prior to that, Bender worked for Speaker Jeff Fitzgerald in the State Assembly as for six years as both chief of staff and main contact for the Capitol Press Corps. Bender focused policy work on education and the three-tier beverage system in Wisconsin.
After competing as a two-sport athlete in the Big Ten, Bender ran a small media firm that worked on corporate communications and education programs. Bender spent a year in southern Africa, producing a video documentary on volunteer teachers after Namibia switched their medium of education from Afrikaans to English.