Josh’s interest in politics began during the summer of his freshman year at UGA when he ran his first political campaign in Forsyth County, Georgia. “I received a phone call to interview for a position on a campaign,” Josh said. “I walked into a room of power brokers with a vision of putting up campaign signs and making phone calls—by the time I left, they had put me in charge of running a $65,000 race.”
Josh’s summer role inspired him to pursue degrees from both SPIA and the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication. “Recognized as two of the top schools in their respective areas, I could not pass up an opportunity to learn from some of the nation’s leading practitioners.”
After graduating from UGA, Josh founded Red Clay Communications, which provides vital assistance to politicians on the local, state and national levels. His firm was honored as No. 10 on UGA’s 2016 Bulldog 100, an annual list of the fastest-growing businesses operated by alumni. “The university provided me with the credentials and credibility I needed to succeed,” Josh said.