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Joe Shannahan

Partner Emeritus

Joe Shannahan, a founding partner of LS2group, specializes in guiding public affairs and crisis communications activities for private sector clients.

Joe has an extensive background in strategic communications and crisis communications. Joe has assisted individuals, businesses, associations, and others entangled in adverse national, regional, and state news events to deliver timely and targeted messages to mitigate reputational damage and restore public confidence.

With a broad range of connections and policy experience, Joe builds strategic alliances among unlikely allies. These coalitions provide key interaction to policymakers in broad, deep, and influential ways.

From 1999 to 2002, Joe served as communications director and official spokesman for Iowa Gov. Tom Vilsack. He has also served as spokesman for one of U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin’s re-election campaigns. Joe has also served a research and policy analyst for the Majority Caucus of the Iowa House of Representatives.

Joe Shannahan is a graduate of the University of Iowa. In addition to being a senior partner at LS2group, Joe is the founder and sole proprietor of Blue Sky Alliances.