Joshua Pugh

1213 1/2 Turner Street • Lansing, MI 48906
(517) 575-7180 • •

Grassroots Midwest - Lansing, MI

May 2015 - Present

Director of Communication Strategy
• In the 2016 cycle, managed numerous successful Democratic candidates, including
Congressman John Conyers and State Rep. Donna Lasinski.
• Leads communication strategy for over 50 clients including labor unions, corporations,
associations, non-profits, and Democratic candidates.

Michigan Democratic Party - Lansing, MI

August 2013 - May 2015

Director of Communication
• Directed communication strategy and managed department budget.
• Conducted on-the-record interviews, crafted statements on behalf of Democratic leaders.
• Coordinated statewide training trips with thousands of Democrats, conducted by senior staff.

Progress Michigan - Lansing, MI

August 2011 - August 2013

Communication Specialist
• Conducted press interviews, guided media strategy, and crafted message documents, press
releases and creative online content for broad range of issue campaigns and clients.
• Trained hundreds of Midwest progressive activists in communications strategies and tactics.

Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council - Petoskey, MI

April - September 2009

Policy Specialist
• Coordinated standardized evaluation of local ordinances for protection of fresh water.
• Maintained numerous projects, communicated with stakeholders.

Obama for America - Alma, MI

January - November 2008

Campus Coordinator
• Ran drive that successfully registered 1,500 new voters in countywide effort.
• Directed volunteer work that built countywide data program.
• Managed student volunteers in successful campus voter contact program, narrowly
delivering historically red county for President Obama in the November election.


Alma College - Bachelor of Arts, Political Science

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