Joe Rinzel, Senior Vice President. Joe joined MultiState in 2019 with nearly two decades of experience in government affairs, trade association management, and issue management campaigns. His work has involved developing and executing external engagement strategies for clients on a variety of public policy and crisis communications issues. Prior to joining MultiState, Rinzel was Senior Vice President of Government Affairs for the Retail Industry Leaders Association, which represents America’s largest and fastest growing retailers. Rinzel led the association’s lobbying efforts on priority issues at the federal, state and local levels in addition to managing multi-million-dollar issue campaigns in all 50 states on behalf of the industry. Prior to that, Rinzel was Senior Director of Public Affairs and lead spokesperson for the American Legislative Exchange Council, an organization of state legislators. Rinzel most recently was a partner at Align Public Strategies, a boutique public affairs firm with a focus on helping corporate brands navigate external relations in order to inform their internal decision making. Rinzel is a graduate of Villanova University and lives in Washington D.C. with his wife and two children.