A native of Missouri, with more than thirty years’ experience in public policy and communications, Joe is a veteran of complex issue management and messaging. As an appointee in the Administration of President George H.W. Bush, he oversaw external relations for Federal agencies with combined budgets of almost $2 billion. Likewise, having worked for more than 15 years as both a congressional press assistant and chief of staff, Joe knows first-hand the challenge of communicating with the public through the news media and through the use of a wide range of public relations tools. Joe has extensive experience in political campaigns and various for profit and not for profit projects.
Jim Bennett recently ran for Congress as the first candidate of the newly formed United Utah Party and garnered the largest vote percentage of any third-party congressional candidate in Utah history. A longtime editorial writer and columnist for the Deseret News, he has managed several political campaigns in Utah, and he is currently at work on a biography of his father, former Utah Senator Robert F. Bennett. He and his wife, Laurel, are the parents of five children.