The Team

Josh Dare


Josh’s career in communications spans more than four decades. In addition to providing strategic counsel and crisis communications direction to clients, he is the resident Writer-In-Chief, regularly writing op-eds and bylines on behalf of clients that have been published in The Washington Post, The Richmond Times-Dispatch, The Philadelphia Inquirer and Huffington Post, among others.  He spent the early part of his career in the federal government, working in the press office at the FBI and the National Endowment for the Arts as well as on Capitol Hill as a press secretary. His move to the private sector included management positions at Sallie Mae, Circuit City and The Martin Agency and two high-tech startups. A Leadership Metro Richmond graduate, Josh is actively involved in the community, having served on the board of Greater Richmond SCAN (Stop Child Abuse Now), the William Byrd Community House and Impact Makers. He currently serves on the boards of the Community Idea Stations (including two years as board chair) and the Virginia Capital Trail Foundation. Josh was the 2017 recipient of the Thomas Jefferson Award for Excellence in Public Relations, presented by the Richmond chapter of PRSA. He received his degree in English from Gettysburg College. In his spare time, he likes to golf and write, having come in third in a national sitcom-writing content and penning a two-act play on Jesus’s PR counsel, among other efforts.

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The Hodges Partnership
1805 East Broad Street
Richmond, Virginia 23223
804-788-0085 fax