Joe Franco

Joe Franco
Adjunct Professor

Joe Franco is the Vice President of Grassroots at LeadingAge, a nationwide leader in advocating for aging services for America’s older adults, and he leads the nationwide grassroots movement to help America’s older adults get the housing, healthcare and services they deserve. Prior to his work at LeadingAge, he worked in the government relations departments for the Alzheimer's Association and the American Cancer Society. He is a nationally recognized leader in grassroots advocacy, including being honored as Association Trend’s Leading Association Lobbyist for 2017 and also winning two Campaigns and Elections Reed Awards for Best Lobby Day and Best Use of Advocacy Data. He is a proud graduate of George Washington University and earned a Master's in Political Management from the Graduate School of Political Management in 2010 and was also selected as a Bryce Harlow fellow from 2008-2010.


M.P.S., The George Washington University

B.A., University of Colorado Boulder


Lobbyist of the Year, Association Trends (2017)

Classes Taught

State Politics