Joseph Hill

Government Relations Principal


(215) 665-2065

(215) 665-2013

Bringing experience across public service, public affairs, political campaigns, and education policy, Joe leads the firm’s government relations and public advocacy efforts in Philadelphia and Southeastern Pennsylvania. He also plays a key role in the firm’s broader executive and legislative branch advocacy and policy monitoring efforts throughout the Commonwealth.

Joe recently returned to the firm after serving as statewide political director and deputy campaign manager for Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf’s highly successful reelection bid. Prior to joining Cozen O’Connor Public Strategies, Joe served as deputy political director for the Hillary for America campaign in Pennsylvania, where he managed and leveraged the campaign's relationships with elected officials, business leaders, and labor organizations throughout the state. Before this role, he served as the director of public participation for the 2016 Democratic National Convention Committee (DNCC), leading the public engagement program with various state and local stakeholders in the Philadelphia area.

Joe previously served in a number of roles in the office of U.S. Senator Robert P. Casey, Jr., which included advising the Senator on issues before the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee (HELP). During this time, Joe worked on higher education policy, as well as the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) that became law in December 2015.

Prior to serving on Capitol Hill, Joe was a Teach for America corps member in Wilmington, Del., where he taught middle school social studies and science, leading his students to significant growth on statewide assessments. Before becoming an educator, Joe served as chairman of the Philadelphia Youth Commission and testified before the House Budget Committee on higher education policy.

Joe holds a B.A. from Georgetown University where he served as an elected member of student government. He currently lives in Philadelphia where he was born and raised.


10 Bold Predictions for Philly Politics in 2020

January 04, 2020

Joseph Hill was quoted in a Philadelphia magazine article discussing the personalities and issues that are poised to have a dramatic impact on Philly politics and potentially turn Pennsylvania blue in arguably the most consequential presidential election in modern history in November 2020.

Cozen O’Connor Public Strategies Hosts The Reform Alliance at PA State Capitol

September 25, 2019

Cozen O'Connor Public Strategies hosted client, The Reform Alliance at the State Capitol, meeting with Pennsylvania Senate, House Leadership and Lt. Governor to advocate for probation reform.

Cozen O’Connor Public Strategies Welcomes Joe Hill Back to its Pennsylvania Practice

January 07, 2019

Hill Returns After Helping Run Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf’s Decisive Reelection Bid


  • Georgetown University, B.A., 2011

Awards & Honors

Member, Board of Directors, Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts (2020)

Member, Board of Directors, Historic Philadelphia, Inc. (2020-)

Board Member, Mural Arts Philadelphia

Member, Board of Directors, The Kimmel Center, Inc. (2020)