Joe earned a bachelor’s degree in communications with an advertising emphasis from Wheaton College in Illinois. He holds a master’s degree in journalism with an advertising emphasis from the University of Kansas. He has 20 years of marketing, advertising and executive experience including his most recent role as vice president of marketing for Wichita Area Technical College at its main campus, the National Center for Aviation Training, in Wichita.
Community involvement includes the Manufacturers Roundtable of the Wichita Regional Chamber of Commerce, vice chair for the board of the Cosmosphere International SciEd Center & Space Museum, and the Economic Advisory Committee of the Hutchinson / Reno County Chamber of Commerce. Prior activities include the Rotary Club of Hutchinson (president), Hutchinson Public Library (chair), First Presbyterian Church (elder), Hutchinson High School Alumni Association (board member), Achieve Kansas task force of the Wichita Metro Chamber of Commerce, and Honorary Commander at McConnell Air Force Base in Wichita.
Joe joined the Luminous Neon team in October of 2015. He enjoys travel, photography, sports and music.