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Joseph R. Crosby

CEO

Joe serves as MultiState's CEO. He is involved in all aspects of the firm’s efforts to help clients resolve the challenges they face in the state and local government arena, with a concentration on providing strategic counsel, identifying and deploying political assets, and advancing tax policy objectives. Prior to joining MultiState in 2011, Joe was with the Council On State Taxation (COST) for more than a decade, ending his tenure there as COO & senior director, policy. Joe has also served as national director of state legislative services for Ernst & Young LLP; vice president with a state legislative tracking firm; and director of a grassroots canvass operation in California. Joe is a nationally recognized expert on state and local business tax policy. He was identified by State Tax Notes as the “single most influential person in state taxation” and named as the publication’s inaugural Person of the Year. Joe is routinely quoted in trade and national publications on tax policy matters, has regularly testified before state legislatures, the U.S. Congress, and other state and national policy-making bodies, and has given hundreds of presentations to local, regional, and national business groups. Joe is past president of the State Government Affairs Council, the premier national association for multistate government affairs executives, and he served on the board of the Washington Area State Relations Group. He earned his bachelor's degree in history from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles and completed graduate course work in economic policy at American University in Washington.
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Although I'd like to think I'm not too bad at politics, I'm a policy wonk at heart. I gain my enjoyment from helping clients develop, execute, and continuously refine strategies that inexorably result in their desired outcome.
Joseph R. Crosby
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