Josh Wood

Josh is an expert in ‘redefining and winning’ civic narratives around controversial issues through the development of broad-based coalitions, strategic messaging, and crisis communications. He was named one of the “Top 40 under 40” by the Sacramento Business Journal and is a Nehemiah Emerging Leaders Program fellow.

As president/CEO of Wood Communications, Josh has managed high-profile public campaigns that successfully ensured the development of the Golden 1 Center for the Sacramento Kings and the Wilton Rancheria Tribe’s Casino and Resort in Elk Grove. He serves as chief executive officer of the Sacramento Region Business Association, a not-for-profit association that manages five local trade associations representing the building, restaurant, technology, manufacturing, and banking industries. Under his leadership, the organization has been called a “wrecking ball power player” for its effectiveness in developing strong, bipartisan coalitions that have successfully supported major economic development and regulatory reform.

Among other high-profile projects, Josh chaired the Sacramento City Downtown Housing initiative, the Responsible Investments for a Stronger Economy (RISE) initiative and the Minimum Wage coalition. He serves as board chair of Sonder Solutions, an editorial board member of Comstock’s Magazine, and a member of the Rancho Cordova Chamber of Commerce board of directors. He has served on the board of Capital Public Radio and as chairman of the Sacramento County Planning Commission.