Sharyn Wisniewski (608) 267-8823
Dane County Executive Kathleen Falk today (12/10/04) announced that
she has hired Lesley Sillaman to serve as her Executive Assistant and Press
Falk said: “Lesley will do a great job of helping the press and
citizens get accurate, timely information about county government. I’m
impressed by her intelligence, energy, and integrity.”
Ms. Sillaman has served as Press Secretary for Congresswoman Rosa L.
De Lauro of Connecticut. In 2002 and 2004, she worked in the press
operations of the Wisconsin Democratic Coordinated Campaign – in 2004 as
Press Secretary and in 2002 as the Communications Director.
Ms. Sillaman’s B.A. degree is from the University of Dayton; her
Master’s in Communications is from the University of Pennsylvania. While at
Pennsylvania, Ms. Sillaman was a research assistant for Dean Kathleen Hall
Jamieson. Dean Jamieson is one of this country’s most respected professors
of journalism and is a frequent contributor to PBS’ McNeil-Lehrer Report.
Ms. Sillaman will start work on January 10; her salary will be