Joe Quinn leads The Aluminum Association’s external affairs operation designed to grow markets and achieve policy outcomes for the domestic aluminum industry.
Quinn is responsible for creating and implementing advocacy strategies that advance legislative priorities and enhance industry reputation. He heads the government relations, communications and political affairs divisions of the Association’s integrated public affairs function. Quinn serves as the Corporate Secretary and served on the interim Executive Leadership Team while the Association's Board of Directors carried out its search for a new President & CEO. Since his arrival in 2013, the Association has continued to raise its profile among federal policymakers, grow the Aluminum PAC, and score legislative victories on behalf of the membership.
Prior to Aluminum, Quinn served as a vice president for Edelman, the leading global public relations firm, providing strategic communications counsel for a range of clients such as Walmart, Toyota and American Petroleum Institute. Quinn led The Salvation Army’s Emergency Disaster Services communications efforts during five major hurricanes, and media relations for Bridgestone/Firestone during the tire recall.
Quinn serves on the Board of Directors for the Public Affairs Council and the Irish Network of Washington, D.C.
A Cincinnati native, he received his B.A. in Journalism and Mass Communications from the University of South Carolina. He and his wife, Mia, and their two young sons live in Arlington, VA.