Joe Jaso, Jr.

Joe joined McGuireWoods Consulting as a vice president in the federal public affairs group. He has worked in Republican politics at the federal, state and local level for nearly 20 years. Joe has advised numerous Fortune 500 companies, privately held business and non­profit organizations before the executive and legislative branch at the federal, state and local levels. He currently focuses his efforts on serving clients and growing the firm's national/multistate government relations practice.

He served as the Washington Representative to Vermont Governor Jim Douglas during his tenure as the chairman of the National Governors Association (NGA). As a result, Joe was the staff lead for the National Governors Association's four standing committees. He remains active with the NGA and its Center for Best Practices.

Joe has held numerous positions with the Republican National Committee. He served as the organization's director of government affairs where he was in charge of the RNC's efforts on Capitol Hill and with state and local elected officials. Before that he was the division's deputy director and the political education and training division manager. Joe played an instrumental role in the creation of the Republican Attorneys General Association and the Republican Lieutenant Governor's Association. He has also served as the executive director of the Republican Mayors and Local Officials. Joe remains active in Republican politics at the federal, state and local levels. He currently serves as a member of the Republican Governors Association Finance Committee.

While earning his MBA at Marymount University, Joe was honored as a member of the Delta Mu Delta National Business Honor Society.

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