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Joe represents and advises private and public clients on policy and legislation across a broad spectrum of areas including municipal and county government, pharmaceuticals and health care, manufacturing, retail food & beverage and financial institutions.

Joe is a former director of government relations and communications for the Ohio Grocers Association, where he represented the legislative and regulatory interests of the retail food industry while building and maintaining effective relationships with the Ohio General Assembly and the Ohio Congressional delegation.

As a senior legislative aide and experienced advisor, Joe helps clients navigate within the political arena as it intersects with policy and legislative leaders.

Joe provides consulting services for clients and does not act as a lawyer for or provide legal advice to clients.  

Joe's Relevant Experience

Government Relations

Served as senior legislative aide to then Sen. Tom Patton (R-Strongsville), working as a primary policy advisor during his tenure as chair of the Highways and Transportation Committee and as a member of the Senate leadership team.

Legalized the sale of hemp and hemp products in Ohio by drafting the enacted legislation, coordinating advocacy efforts, providing testimony, and providing on-going support for subsequent regulations.

Successfully supported the efforts of pharmaceutical and healthcare clients to defeat State Issue 2, Drug Price Standards Initiative.

Advised, monitored, and engaged health care clients on pending legislation, some of which included PBM reform; drug pricing and transparency; step therapy protocols; multistate compact cure legislation; controlled substance regulations related to pharmacists and physicians.

Coordinated Ohio’s gene therapy legislative briefing that highlighted some of the lifesaving innovations being developed in the state and the researchers behind them.

Effectively guided client negotiations with the state on a new fee arrangement for supplying spirituous liquor in Ohio.

Successfully advocated for language and regulation of small cell wireless facility placement on behalf of municipalities and local government associations.

Other Info About Joe


Undergraduate School

Calvin College, B.A.

Professional Affiliations

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

Ohio Lobby Association, Member

Ohio’s Retail Food Safety Council (RFSAC), Former Member

Young Professionals of Columbus, Former Member

Civic Activities

Civic & Charitable Organizations

Arts & College Preparatory Academy (ACPA), Former Member

Worthington Hills Civic Association, Board Member