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Matt Vriesema

President, Creative Director

Matt Vriesema is the founder and Creative Director of Four Winds and brings years of political, design and communication experience to every project and campaign. As former Communications Director to Chief Deputy Whip Congressman Peter Roskam (R-IL), Matt has worked on some of nation’s most high-profile races including Roskam’s 2006 victory over Tammy Duckworth. Matt is graduate of Illinois State University, with a degree in communication and political science.

Political Director

Dean Thompson

Dean Thompson is a veteran strategist and political operative, notching wins in some of the country’s most high-profile elections. He has served as campaign manager and senior advisor on races at the national, state, and local levels, as well as chief of staff to two senior members of Congress. Dean is graduate and former class Valedictorian of Georgetown University.

Technical Director

Todd Vriesema

As Technical Director for Four Winds, Todd is responsible for the innovation and development of all digital and technical solutions provided by Four Winds. Todd served as the lead Technical Manager for the redevelopment of the highly prestigious WhiteHouse.gov, and the Office of Management and Budget. Prior to working with Four Winds, he was a Senior Developer and Technical Lead with Americaneagle.com.

"Of strange, discordant, and even, hostile elements,

we gathered from the four winds, and formed and fought the battle through, under the constant hot fire of a disciplined, proud, and pampered enemy."

- Abraham Lincoln, 1858

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