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Joe Solmonese is senior vice president for government relations and strategic communications at Montefiore Medicine. He oversees the organization’s government relations efforts at both the federal and state levels. He manages all aspects of strategic communications.

Joe has broad experience managing large and complex organizations — most recently serving as CEO of the Democratic National Convention, successfully planning and executing its first virtual convention. Previously, he was the transition chair for PPFA, where he managed the day-to-day operations of the national office, interfacing with 50 affiliates to provide access to health care services in communities that need it most. And, as a partner at the corporate consultant firm Gavin/Solmonese, he assisted corporate clients in navigating public policy issues and improving corporate responsibility.

Joe has devoted his career to advocating for equality and human rights: Joe served as president of the Human Rights Campaign, the nation’s largest LGBTQ advocacy organization. Prior to joining the Human Rights Campaign, he worked for 13 years at EMILY’s List, including serving as CEO.

Joe is on the board of directors of the National Partnership for Women and Families, and the Planned Parenthood Action Fund, and is on the advisory board of the Obama Scholars Program at Occidental College.