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Who Is Josh Gillespie?

Josh Gillespie graduated from Purdue University with a degree in Political Science and a minor in Law and Society. He served on the staff of Congressman Dan Burton in Indianapolis in a research and public liaison capacity and in Washington, D.C. as the Deputy Chief Clerk for the Congressional Committee on Government Reform and Oversight.

After returning to Indianapolis, Josh was named the Chief Development Officer for the Greater Indianapolis Republican Finance Committee.

Later, as Political and Public Relations Director for an unconventional Congressional campaign, he developed strategies as well as policy messages.

Josh also worked for Stakeholder Incorporated, where he continued his liaison with state and federal legislators

In March of 2007, Josh founded Gillespie Total Strategies, LLC, a new media, public policy and political consulting firm. That same year, he also co-founded HoosierAccess.com, a nationally recognized and the leading conservative blog in Indiana.  Since then, he has become a noted public speaker on the use of new and social media for groups, organizations and campaigns.

He returned to work for Congressman Burton in 2009 as his Director of New Media while continuing to serve part time as President of Gillespie Total Strategies, LLC. In June of 2011, Josh became his Communications Director.

In May of 2013, Josh joined the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) and serves as their Deputy Commissioner of Communications.  There redefined departmental roles and created two new staff positions to facilitate internal agency communications, external press relations, and agency data requests.  He has managed agency crisis communications via online presence, exclusive radio and television interviews, and through external marketing outlets. He also established the use of  social media to a state agency that had not previously used it.  He has also broadened the BMV’s marketing reach by identifying and partnering with new and different local and statewide media outlets.

From June of 2010 to December of 2013, Josh hosted “Gillespie” which was a weekly political talk show which airs every Tuesday night at 9pm on FTRradio.com.  He interviewed Members of Congress, candidates, authors, national political commentators and key leaders in presidential administrations.

Josh is an Indiana Leadership Forum alum, Class of 2008 and a graduate of the Hoosier Congressional Policy Leadership Series, Class of 2010.  He has also served on the Board of the Indiana Federation of Young Republicans first as as 5th District Chairman and then, after redistricting, as 6th District Co-Chair as well as Chairman and Vice Chairman of the Hancock County Young Republicans.

Josh is married to Catherine and has four children. He and his wife are members of Crossroads Community Church (PCA).

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