Joe Rinzel joined MultiState in 2019 and currently serves as Principal and a member of MultiState's Board of Directors. Joe is part of the Strategic Government Relations team and runs several different issue campaigns for MultiState clients. In addition to strategic assistance to clients, Joe also works to promote MultiState’s services, including issue management, compliance, and lobbying services. Prior to joining MultiState, Joe was Senior Vice President of Government Affairs for the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA), which represents America’s largest and fastest-growing retailers. Joe 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 RILA, Joe served as Senior Director of Public Affairs and lead spokesperson for the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), an organization of state legislators. Most recently, he 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. Joe currently serves as communications chair for the State Government Affairs Council (SGAC). He is a graduate of Villanova University and lives in Washington, DC.
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