Joe Hack

Senior Vice President

As Senior Vice President with The Daschle Group, a Public Policy Advisory of Baker Donelson, Joe provides strategic and public policy counsel to a broad range of clients working in technology, defense, agriculture, infrastructure, trade, healthcare and civil rights. Joe maintains strong relationships with policymakers on both sides of the aisle and is known for his expertise in Senate politics and procedures.

He continues to provide political advice to officeholders and candidates, and has formally overseen and consulted on several U.S. Senate races.

Before joining TDG, Joe spent 12 years as a senior advisor in both the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives, including more than six years as Chief of Staff to U.S. Senator Deb Fischer (NE). In that role, he acted as the senator’s closest advisor on all policy, communications, and campaign operations. He initially served Fischer as Communications Director and Deputy Chief of Staff.

Prior to that, he worked for Senate Whip Jon Kyl as Communications Director and chief spokesman. Joe is also a veteran of the U.S. House of Representatives, where he served as Press Secretary and Legislative Assistant for Rep. J. Randy Forbes (VA-04). He began his career in the office of Senator George Voinovich (OH).

Joe chaired the Senate Republican Chiefs of Staff Working Group, which convenes all Republican chiefs of staff and committee staff directors each week for strategy and discussion. In addition, he co-chaired the Stennis Center’s “Bipartisan Defense Dialogues,” an informal dinner series with top defense policy aides and senior military commanders.

Joe was recognized by The Hill as a Top Lobbyist in 2022 and 2023. He is also a 2022 Maverick PAC Future40 Awardee. The Future40 award recognizes young professionals across the country that embody the next generation of leadership in the public and private sectors.

In 2017, Joe was named by POLITICO as a top Senate operative in the “New Guard” Power List, a guide described as “crucial to understanding the players who are breaking through in the all-consuming era of Donald Trump.” He frequently serves as a guest speaker on panels and is often quoted in media.

In 2023, Georgetown University recruited Joe to join its Institute of Politics and Public Service Fall Fellows Class. In this role, he worked with undergraduate and graduate students to help facilitate difficult conversations, cross party lines and learn more about how politics can be a good thing.

He is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Georgetown University and the George Washington University School of Law.

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