Government Relations Professional
One Liberty Place
1650 Market St.
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Where Joseph Works: Pennsylvania
Bringing experience across public service, public affairs, political campaigns, and education policy, Joe advises corporate and nonprofit clients on strategic engagement with the public sector.
Joe’s primary focus is assisting clients in advancing their policy priorities before city hall and throughout Southeastern Pennsylvania. He also supports the firms’ broader executive and legislative branch advocacy, research and analysis, and policy monitoring efforts.
Prior to joining Cozen O’Connor Public Strategies, Joe served as deputy political director for the Hillary for America campaign in Pennsylvania, where he managed and leveraged the campaign's relationships with elected officials, business leaders, and labor organizations throughout the state. He also worked regularly with campaign headquarters and coordinated principal and surrogate trips to the region. Before this role, he served as the director of public participation for the 2016 Democratic National Convention Committee (DNCC), leading the public engagement program with various state and local stakeholders throughout the region, including elected officials, businesses, party leaders, and community organizations.
Joe previously served in a number of roles in the office of U.S. Senator Robert P. Casey, Jr., advising on a range of national and local political issues affecting Southeastern Pennsylvania and liaising with constituent groups in the region to promote the senator’s legislative priorities. He was also an education policy adviser to the senator on issues before the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee (HELP). During this time, Joe worked on higher education policy, as well as the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) that became law in December 2015. In this capacity, he also negotiated and engaged daily with HELP committee staff, constituents, advocacy groups, trade associations, and think tanks to seek input and advance the senator’s legislative agenda.
Prior to serving on Capitol Hill, Joe was a Teach for America corps member in Wilmington, Del., where he taught middle school social studies and science, leading his students to significant growth on statewide assessments. Before becoming an educator, Joe served as chairman of the Philadelphia Youth Commission and testified before the House Budget Committee on higher education policy.
Joe holds a B.A. from Georgetown University where he served as an elected member of student government. He currently lives in Philadelphia where he was born and raised.