Josh Schonwald

Josh Schonwald is a Senior Strategist with the firm. He’s a writer and communications specialist with more than 25 years of experience developing effective messaging for Democratic candidates, party committees and progressive causes. He started his career in the early 90’s as a copywriter for the pioneering direct mail firm of Malchow & Co.  There he was a strategist for clients including the Democratic National Committee (DNC), Human Rights Campaign Fund, the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, and NARAL. From there he went on to the DNC where he helped launch their first web site in 1995, and he was at the forefront of using the internet for political grassroots organizing. Josh is also an award-winning journalist and author of The Taste of Tomorrow: Dispatches from the Future of Food, published by HarperCollins.  His writings have also appeared in a wide range of publications, including the Wall Street Journal, Slate,, and the New York Times. Raised in Kenosha, Wisconsin, Josh earned his B.A. in history from Macalester College and his M.S. from the Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism.