Joel Kaufmann joined The Ferraro Group in 2017 as Deputy Public Affairs Coordinator after interning with the firm during the 79th session of the Nevada State Legislature. Mr. Kaufmann monitors and reports on public meetings conducted by state and local government bodies as they pertain to clients’ interests. He assists the Public Affairs team with ballot questions and political campaigns by providing opposition research, social media, and media tracking. Additionally, he tracks state and local political races and assists with election reports that are provided to clients. Mr. Kaufmann covers policy issues such as, but not limited to, healthcare, energy, labor, technology, banking, and insurance.
Mr. Kaufmann holds a B.A. in Political Science and International Affairs from the University of Nevada, Reno. His emphasis was energy and environmental policy. He discovered his passion for policy serving as a student lobbyist during the 78th session of the Nevada State Legislature. During his time as a student lobbyist, he monitored all legislation pertinent to higher education and reported to the student body. Prior to joining The Ferraro Group, Joel worked for Dirt Tricks Inc., as the Assistant Manager of Inside Sales. In this position, he managed social media marketing campaigns that increased sales and customer engagement.
Mr. Kaufmann grew up in Northern Nevada and lives in Reno, Nevada. In his free time, Joel enjoys reading, yoga, cooking, and exploring the Sierra Nevada mountains.