THE WINMATT GROUP
Meet the Team
Brandon Dillon has over 20 years of success in public policy and political advocacy. A West Michigan native, Dillon served as Chair of the Michigan Democratic Party from 2015-2019 and led the party to historic wins up and down the ballot in 2018. In 2010, Dillon was elected to three terms as a State Representative from Grand Rapids, where he served on the Appropriations Committee, specializing in health care, education and regulatory issues.
Prior to his experience as a legislator, Dillon served two terms as a Kent County Commissioner, and worked as Chief of Staff for a Michigan State Senator. Dillon began his professional career with an award winning direct mail firm, working with campaigns at the local, state and national level. Brandon Dillon is a graduate of Grand Rapids Community College, Aquinas College and Northeastern University.
Kate DeVries brings a broad range of policy and political experience to WinMatt. Most recently, she managed a variety of legislative and regulatory issues as staff for a state representative . Prior to her tenure as legislative staff, Kate worked in child health advocacy, and for a major magazine publisher where she managed over 70 advertising clients.
She also brings extensive campaign communication and design experience to the group. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from The Ohio State University and a master’s degree in Political Science from Florida State University. Kate lives in East Grand Rapids with her family.
Garrett Brown has made a successful career out of achieving solutions in public policy, advocacy, andcampaign management. Prior to joining WMG, he worked in state and local government and in the marketing research industry, which shaped his enthusiasm for data-driven insights.
His tenure in the Michigan Legislature included service as chief of staff to a Michigan State Senator, and stints in the Michigan House of Representatives in legislative and communications roles. Brown made history as the youngest person elected mayor of Albion, Michigan, having previously served six years as a council member.
Resourceful and perceptive, he is a talented communicator focused on delivering for clients, especially in economic development and municipal issues. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Princeton University and a master’s degree from the Eli Broad College of Business at Michigan State University. He is a 2020 fellow of the Michigan Political Leadership Program.