Josh joins Ewald Consulting with over 12 years of experience in public service representing elected officials at the state and federal levels. He most recently was the human services, homelessness and housing, and addiction policy advisor for Governor Tim Walz and Lt. Governor Peggy Flanagan, where he led budget and policy strategy development and shepherded historic investments for Minnesota’s children, families, and seniors through the legislative process. This includes the passage of the largest HHS and housing budget bills in state history.
Before joining the Governor’s office, Josh was manager of state affairs at the Alzheimer’s Association. He previously was committee legislative assistant to the Minnesota Senate Finance Committee and a legislative aide to two state senators. Prior to his state public service, Josh was Deputy Legislative Assistant for appropriations and budget for a United States Senator in Washington, DC.
“We are thrilled to add Josh to our Government Relations team, “said Valerie Dosland, Director of Government Relations at Ewald Consulting. “His legislative experience, knowledge of the legislative process, and his strong bipartisan relationships will be a great asset for our clients.”
Josh has a MS degree in Public Affairs from the University of Massachusetts, Boston and a BA in Political Science and French Linguistics from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. He served as a 2017-2018 Humphrey School Policy Fellow and was on its board from 2018-2022. Josh also participated in the Minneapolis Regional Chamber’s Leadership Twin Cities program from 2021-2022. In 2019, Governor Walz appointed Josh to the Board of Directors at the Minnesota Humanities Center, where he is currently Board Chair.