Chelsea Connor is Director of Communications for the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU, UFCW), where she leads strategic communications to tell the stories of the RWDSU’s 100,000 members. Connor joined the RWDSU in January 2017, following a term as director of media relations and communications for the Consulate General of Canada in New York. A versatile public-affairs professional, Connor has been a political consultant and strategic advisor for corporations, elected officials, electoral campaigns, issue advocates, and unions. On the journalism side, she was a producer and researcher for NBC News’ “Decision 2012” and the Emmy Award-winning “Decision 2008” coverage. A Brooklyn native, Connor is a graduate of F. H. LaGuardia High School of Music and Art and Performing Arts and holds a B.F.A from New York University and a M.A. from Fordham University in Elections and Campaign Management.