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 Columbus office.
He may be contacted at email@example.com
Brittany brings over a decade of experience in public policy and political campaigns to the firm. She began her career at the Ohio House of Representatives in 2009, working for then-Minority Leader Bill Batchelder. Additionally, Brittany worked during several campaign cycles at the Ohio House Republican Organizational Committee (OHROC) in several roles, including as Deputy Finance Director and as the Executive Director. She later worked in several communications roles, including as the Spokesperson for the Ohio House Majority Caucus, Communications Director at the Ohio Republican Party and at the Ohio Department of Medicaid. Brittany joined the CJR Group in 2019 after serving as the Communications Director on the successful DeWine-Husted for Ohio campaign.
She grew up in Wheelersburg, Ohio and earned a bachelor's degree from The Ohio State University. During college, Brittany spent a quarter interning for the Canadian Parliament in Ottawa.
Brittany works in the Columbus office.
She may be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org
Jay joined The CJR Group after serving as the in-house lobbyist for an Ohio-based energy company, IGS Energy, in Dublin, Ohio.
Jay began his career in Washington, D.C. with the Interstate Natural Gas Association of America (INGAA) representing the interstate natural gas pipeline industry before Congress. Following his work in D.C., Jay returned to Ohio to form a public relations and government affairs firm called O'Bryant Public Strategies where he focused on energy issues at the state and federal levels. Following that work, Jay headed government affairs for IGS energy across five states, with a primary focus on the State of Ohio.
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.
Jay works out of the Columbus office and travels regularly to Washington to engage Congress on behalf of clients, particularly with members and staff of the Ohio delegation.
He may be contacted at email@example.com