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Joe Carey, Founder of Carey Strategic Communications

For more than three decades, Joe Carey has provided trusted counsel and effective results to America’s leaders in the public and private sectors—from presidential administrations to global corporations.

As founder of New York City-based Carey Strategic Communications, Joe’s rich experience, remarkable skill sets, and far-reaching network of contacts serve his clients well across a litany of issues, including:

  • Crisis management

  • Crisis communications

  • Litigation communications

  • Media relations

  • Corporate communications and positioning

  • Strategic communications


Carey Strategic Communications regularly provides expert and trusted counsel and support to Fortune 500 companies, C-suite executives, high-net-worth individuals, and celebrities (actors, musicians, professional athletes). The consultancy helps organizations and individuals prepare for and respond to unexpected events or attacks.


Joe’s lifelong interest in public service and politics led him to play vital roles in several presidential and gubernatorial campaigns and administrations, where he cultivated deep and invaluable relationships with the media and key government leaders from local to international.


This network of relationships continues to serve Carey Strategic Communications clients well.       


  • Joe Carey traveled the world with President Bill Clinton representing The White House and The United States of America in more than 24 countries and nearly every state, ensuring the 42nd President and his Administration's message was communicated in a clear and effective manner. He later received a Presidential Appointment by President Clinton to serve in a similar role for U.S. Secretary of Transportation Rodney Slater.


  • With the Walt Disney Company, Joe successfully managed several national and global marketing campaigns for one of the world’s most iconic and respected brands.


  • A native West Virginian, he served as counsel to two of the state's governors — in 1991 to then-Governor Gaston Caperton and then again in 2002 to Governor Bob Wise as director of strategic communications. 


  • With Widmeyer Communications in New York City, Joe served as vice president, focusing on client strategic positioning and national media relations.

A proud graduate of West Liberty University, Joe served for many years as a very active member of the University’s Foundation Board. He then received an appointment by then West Virginia Governor Earl Ray Tomblin to serve on the school’s Governing Board, where he was later reappointed for another four-year term by the state’s current Governor, Jim Justice.

Joe Carey resides in New York City with his wife and son.



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