Unmasking 10 to 1 Employees: Josh Weiss
Josh Weiss, President and Founder –
My first job after college I worked as the Radio Coordinator for members of the Illinois House of Representatives where I effectively created radio press releases for House members. When deciding to move to Arizona in 2000, I had a choice- choose a career in radio, politics or public relations. I’ve been working in public relations ever since. After leading PR efforts at a couple nationally focused public safety/first responder companies, I formed 10 to 1 Public Relations in 2012, and haven’t looked back since.
- If you didn’t work in PR, what would you do?
Radio talk show host or an Ambassador to a foreign country representing the U.S.
- What is your most memorable PR experience?
I’ve had the unfortunate responsibility of leading media relations during Line of Duty Death events for first responders who died as part of their job. Each experience is very intense and emotional, but also makes me very proud of the role I played in coordinating the company response and media coordination needs while ensuring the family and first responder were properly respected and honored through very tragic, and public ordeals.
- When you’re not at work …
Swimming laps, watching my kids play softball and baseball, or streaming movies/shows.
- Best advice you’ve ever been given?
Worry about what you can control (or influence), not what you can’t.
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