2013 PR People to Watch: Joel Payne


Joel Payne, Senior Director, Qorvis Communications

Smart, strategic, hard working and leader are just a few ways to describe Joel Payne. As a senior director at Qorvis Communications, Payne is a true leader in the public relations industry. In this role, he is account lead on several client teams, providing high-level strategy and consistently delivering high-value results to a range of clients from Capitol Hill to K Street and beyond.

Payne started at Qorvis nearly two years ago after a successful career on Capitol Hill, which included stints as a Communications director for Congresswoman Barbara Lee and deputy press secretary and staff writer for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. His experience on Capitol Hill provided Payne with valuable experience interfacing with key principals and leaders, thriving in a results-driven environment and mastering the art of written communications.




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