Joseph Rossi

Joseph Rossi

Managing Director

Joseph Rossi is a managing director and the leader of the cannabis practice group at Park Strategies. A zealous advocate for his clients, Mr. Rossi concentrates on state and local government relations, business development, relationship management, and strategic planning.

Before joining Park Strategies, Mr. Rossi was a senior business advisor with Empire Advocates LLC, a subsidiary of Barclay Damon LLP. He also served as assistant director of intergovernmental affairs for New York State Attorney General Andrew Cuomo. Previously, he served as political director of Service Employees International Union Local 200 United. In 2018, Mr. Rossi was elected as a Vice Chair of the NYS Democratic Executive Committee. In 2022 and 2023, Mr. Rossi was recognized as a Cannabis Industry Power Player by Politics NY and AM New York Metro. Currently, Mr. Rossi serves as co-chair of the Central New York Political Leadership Institute, a nonpartisan training program for those who desire to participate in local elections.

Mr. Rossi also serves on the board of directors of Mercy Works, a Syracuse not-for-profit that supports youth and underserved individuals with 21st century technical training, character development, and employment skill development. In 2006, Mr. Rossi and his wife started an annual dinner in memory of his parents that has raised over $1.3 million for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.


Bachelor of Arts, Political Science
State University of New York at Cortland

Focus Areas

Cannabis Regulation
Legislative Advocacy