Joseph Pierce

Joseph Pierce
Distinguished Fellow; State Director for US Senator John Fetterman

Joseph Pierce is a seasoned government relations and political professional with over 15 years of experience. He currently serves as the state director for US Senator John Fetterman after being his statewide political director on his campaign in 2022. Previously, he served as director of government relations and advocacy for the Pennsylvania-based nonprofit, Mental Health Partnerships. He was campaign manager for City Councilmember At-Large Derek Green’s successful bid for re-election in 2019 and US Senator Bob Casey’s statewide political director during his successful re-election campaign in 2018. Joseph also has a long history of government relations within the labor movement having stints with both AFSCME and SEIU 32BJ.

Before moving to Philadelphia over a decade ago, Joseph was a staffer in the Florida Senate and worked on a statewide gubernatorial race in the same state. He possesses a bachelor’s in business administration and a master’s in public administration both from his alma mater of Florida A&M University. He is a proud member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated, and 100 Black Men. Joseph proudly serves on the Planned Parenthood Southeastern PA’s board of directors. He is a 2016 class member of the Philadelphia chapter of New Leaders Council, former president of the Philadelphia chapter of the FAMU National Alumni Association, former recipient of the Billy Penn Who’s Next award and City & State PA’s 40 under 40 recognition, and a former committee person in the 5th ward of Philadelphia.

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