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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; as well, he managing 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 Planned Parenthood Federation of America, 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.

With his entire career devoted 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, serving as CEO in his final two.

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