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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.


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As President of the CJR Group, Brittany provides extensive political, legislative and executive agency experience. She joined CJR Group in 2019 after serving as the Communications Director on the successful DeWine-Husted for Ohio campaign. 

Brittany began her career at the Ohio House of Representatives in 2009, working for then-Minority Leader Bill Batchelder. She worked several cycles at the Ohio House Republican Organizational Committee (OHROC), including as Deputy Finance Director and later as Executive Director. Following her time there, Brittany went on to work in several communication roles, including as Spokesperson for the Ohio House Majority Caucus, Communications Director at the Ohio Republican Party and at the Ohio Department of Medicaid and Governor’s Office of Health Transformation.


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. 


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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.

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Sarah joined the CJR Group in 2022 after working on a statewide campaign, and on several budgets in the Ohio legislature. 


She began her career working at the Development Services Agency (now the Department of Development) on the grants team. In 2017, Sarah began working for State Senator Matt Dolan as a Legislative Aide before being promoted to Senior Legislative Aide. In this role, Sarah clerked the Senate Finance Committee  and worked closely with Finance Chairman Dolan and caucus staff during two operating and capital budgets. 


In addition to her budget expertise, Sarah shepherded multiple bills through the legislative process and led communication and outreach efforts from the Senator’s office. Following her time in the Ohio Senate, she served as Policy Director for the Dolan for Ohio U.S. Senate campaign.


Sarah is a graduate of the University of Findlay, and she received her Master’s in Public Administration from Ohio State University. Sarah is a native of Willoughby, Ohio, and now resides in Columbus with her husband.

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