Most recently, Tressa served as Chief of Staff for Alderman James Cappleman’s campaign in Chicago for ten years. She oversaw all economic development projects and facilitated strategic relationships with stakeholders such as the Mayor’s office, city departments, and state and federal officials. She was also a Political Communications and Campaign Consultant for James Cappleman’s campaign from 2009-2019.

Current Responsibility

Tressa supports various Medicaid financing initiatives, as well as the Government Affairs team at Sellers Dorsey. She brings over 15 years of experience in health policy to the firm.


  • University of Minnesota, MPP, Public and Nonprofit Management
  • Michigan State University, BA, Women’s Studies
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