Joe joined MultiState in 2011 after 11 years with the Council On State Taxation (COST), an association representing 600 of the nation's largest companies on state and local business tax issues. Joe served COST as chief operating officer & senior director, policy. In addition to his operational responsibilities, Joe managed all aspects of COST's advocacy program and regularly testified before state legislatures and other state and national policy-making bodies. He is a nationally recognized expert on state and local business tax policy.
Prior to his work with COST, Joe was national director of state legislative services for Ernst & Young LLP, where he provided legislative monitoring, advocacy management and coalition development services. Earlier in his career, Joe spent four years as a senior executive with a state legislative tracking firm. Joe is past president of the State Government Affairs Council, the premier national association for multistate government affairs executives, and served on the board of directors of the Washington Area State Relations Group, another association of government relations professionals. He earned his bachelor's degree in history from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles and completed graduate course work in economic policy at American University in Washington.