Josh founded The CJR Group after serving two years as vice-president of a Washington-based government relations firm.
Prior to his work in the private sector, Josh worked for Senator Mike DeWine and then-Governor George Voinovich. Josh served as campaign manager for Senator DeWine’s successful re-election campaign in 2000. From 1995 to 1999, Josh served as a legislative aide and directed the Senator’s Northeast Ohio office.
From 1991 to 1994, Josh served in the administration of Gov. Voinovich as a personal assistant to the Governor, and then as a member of the Governor’s legislative team.
Josh earned an M.B.A. from the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University, and a B.A. from the University of Colorado. He has also studied at the London School of Economics.
Josh is based out of the Cleveland office.
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Brittany joined the The CJR Group after serving as the Communications Director on the DeWine Husted for Ohio campaign.
She brings a decade of experience in public policy and political campaigns to the firm. Brittany began her career in 2009 at the Ohio House of Representatives. She went on to work at the Ohio House Republican Organizational Committee (OHROC) as the Deputy Finance Director for the 2012 cycle and as the Executive Director for the 2014 cycle. Following her work there, she returned to the Ohio House as the Spokesperson for the Majority Caucus. In 2015, Brittany became the Communications Director for the Ohio Republican Party and later worked as the Communications Director for the Ohio Department of Medicaid.
Brittany is a lifelong Ohioan. She was raised in Wheelersburg and earned a bachelor's degree from The Ohio State University.
Jay joined The CJR Group in June 2019 with more than five years of government affairs experience.
Jay began his career in Washington, D.C. with the Interstate Natural Gas Association of America (INGAA) representing the interstate natural gas pipeline industry. Following his work in D.C., Jay returned to Ohio to start a public affairs firm called O'Bryant Public Strategies, focusing on energy issues at the state and federal levels. He most recently led the state government affairs efforts for IGS Energy in Dublin, Ohio as their in-house lobbyist.
Jay is a native of Perrysburg, Ohio. He graduated from the University of Michigan with a bachelor’s degree in political science and later received a Master of Arts in Public Policy and Management from The Ohio State University John Glenn College of Public Affairs.