Joe is part of ICANN's Global Stakeholder Engagement team, coordinating ICANN’s engagement with regional stakeholders in the private sector, technical community, academia and public interest organizations. Joe works closely with the Communications and Policy teams to draft position papers and outreach materials to be used in furtherance of the GSE team’s mission and objectives in North America.
Prior to his association with ICANN, Joe was a Communications Officer at the United Nations Foundation. He also has held communications positions previously at the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS) and Pfizer, Inc. Joe obtained his MA in Government from American University and his BA in Communications from Quinnipiac University.
Coordinator for Global Stakeholder Engagement, North America - Internet
01 September 2013 - Present
United Nations Foundation
Communications Officer - International Affairs
Strategically budget for, plan, and oversee all traditional and online communications for the Foundation’s United Nations Association (UNA) program; support communications for the public policy department as well as pan-Foundation public relations campaigns; supply UNA’s grassroots membership with the outreach tools needed to conduct advocacy on behalf of the United Nations Draft all UNA communications collateral, including: fact sheets, talking points, press releases, presentations, remarks for UNA Executive Director and, in accordance with Foundation events, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Ted Turner, and Foundation President, Sen. Tim Wirth Supervise Online Communications Associate and online newsmagazine Editor Oversee all email and social media activity, including newsletters, Facebook page, and Twitter feed. Managed complete web redesigns of main UNA website and newsmagazine website Proactively pitch media for coverage of major UNA events throughout the year, including activities surrounding the UN General Assembly, UN Day, and Human Rights Day Managed building of communications apparatus as UNA came under the banner of the Foundation
01 August 2011 - 01 September 2013
American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS)
Senior Communications and Social Media Specialist - Pharmaceuticals
Conducted all Public Relations activities for the association, and maintained all association social media channels: LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube. PR activities included pitching media, writing press releases, op-eds, and speeches.
01 August 2009 - 01 August 2011
Public Affairs Intern - Government Administration
- Write, edit, compile, and distribute departmental newsletter - Select and edit photos and graphics for newsletter
01 March 2009 - 01 August 2009
Communications Assistant - Pharmaceuticals
- Strategic, Operations and Communications for Worldwide Pharmaceutical Sciences division - Wrote, edited, compiled articles for division-wide employee newsletter - Assisted in branding activities - Web site construction/maintenance
01 September 2006 - 01 February 2009
National Public Radio
Intern - Broadcast Media
01 January 2009 - 01 January 2009
Promotions Representative - Broadcast Media
01 September 2003 - 01 August 2005