|Joe offers expert client counsel resulting from more than 25 years of public affairs, crisis management, media relations and litigation communications experience. He has significant experience working inside the C-suite, the board room, the courthouse, and the capitol as well as in the field managing crisis events as they unfold in real time.
In 2000, after more than 15 years as a broadcast journalist focused on local and state politics and governance, Joe joined an international law firm, establishing its first-ever external and litigation communications operation. From there, he entered politics as a senior-level strategist in municipal campaigns as well as the 2002 reelection of then Iowa Governor Tom Vilsack. Later, Joe served as communications director to then United States Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton before joining Public Strategies for his first stint as a corporate and crisis communications and public affairs strategist.
In that role at Public Strategies, Purple Strategies, and now, Hill+Knowlton Strategies, Joe has served a wide variety of clients in numerous industries including, but not limited to healthcare, law, energy, defense, and retail grocery as well as advising high-profile individuals on complex matters impacting their personal brand. He has been involved in numerous “bet the company” crisis events, rolling up his sleeves and providing senior level counsel, message management, and stakeholder engagement strategy as well as serving as an integral player in the tactical execution of that strategy.