Founder & CEO
Sean Joyce founded Atlas Crossing in his basement on Capitol Hill with the mission to create a top-tier public affairs firm that crafts successful policy campaigns by merging them with robust communications programs and effective political outreach. Five years into his journey and many incredible clients later, Atlas Crossing continues to grow and has been named a ‘Top Performing Lobbying Firm’ by Bloomberg Government for multiple years.
Over the past 15 years, Sean has established a noteworthy career in Washington, DC combining legislative expertise, crisis communication skills, coalition management, and corporate client experience. Sean has earned a reputation in the public affairs space as a thoughtful and effective advocate with long-standing relationships with key players in Congress.
Prior to starting Atlas Crossing, Sean served as Chief of Staff for Chairman Patrick McHenry (NC-10). During his time with Congressman McHenry, he oversaw the nexus where politics and policy met communications and stakeholder outreach. Sean honed his legislative successes when McHenry was tapped as the Chief Deputy Whip by Majority Whip Steve Scalise (LA-1). During his time on Capitol Hill, Sean held various Senior Staff positions for Transportation & Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster (PA-9), including Legislative Director, Communications Director, National Security Advisor, and Campaign Manager.
Sean has extensive experience managing national advocacy campaigns and continues to serve as an outside advisor to many Members of Congress. Committed to impactful advocacy, Sean Joyce also currently serves as the Executive Director for the Shippers Coalition, comprised of 80+ companies, including agribusinesses, chemical companies, transportation services, shippers, retailers, beverage companies, and aggregates like Procter & Gamble, Scotts Miracle-Gro, Coca-Cola, American Chemistry Council, Tyson Foods, International Paper, Anheuser-Busch, PepsiCo, The Home Depot, Niagara Bottling, National Cattleman Beef Association, and Dairy Farmers of America, to name a few. Sean lives in Arlington, Virginia, with his wife, Natalie, and their two children, Genevieve and Jameson.READ MORE