Josh Culling

Josh Culling is President of Dezenhall Resources.

He co-directs the firm’s client services and specializes in corporate strategy, public affairs, crisis management and state and federal government and regulatory advocacy. Culling also leads Dezenhall’s grassroots and digital advocacy teams.

With more than a decade of developing and implementing crisis management and public affairs strategies to combat acute and chronic threats, his clients include multi-national corporations, trade associations, prominent individuals, sports organizations, nonprofits and educational institutions, across various sectors such as energy, legal, healthcare, financial services, technology, manufacturing, emerging markets, consumer products, insurance, and more.

Prior to joining the Dezenhall, Culling worked in state and federal advocacy roles for prominent national public policy organizations. Throughout his career, he has assembled and led a number of diverse coalitions supporting a variety of free-market policy agendas. He began his career working for the American Legislative Exchange Committee, where he worked with state legislators across the country on energy, environment and civil justice issues. After leaving ALEC, he headed state government affairs efforts for the National Taxpayers Union and Americans for Tax Reform, working closely with legislators, gubernatorial staffs and policy organizations to expand free-market policies in the states.

Culling is actively engaged in his community of Toledo, Ohio as a board member of the Valentine Theatre, operated by the Toledo Cultural Arts Center, member of St. Rose’s Catholic Church and the Panther Pride Foundation, which supports Maumee High School.

Culling’s life outside of work is rooted in Toledo, Ohio, where he resides with his wife and their two children. His personal passions include being an ardent supporter of the Detroit Tigers, optimistically heralding their potential for a World Series win each spring, and humorously lamenting their shortcomings come autumn.