Josh M. Finestone

Senior Policy Advisor
Joshua Finestone

Josh Finestone has over 15 years’  experience on Capitol Hill and the private sector, where he advocates for client interests regarding public policy, primarily in communications, energy, defense, and appropriations. His knowledge, experience, and relationships with Congress members and staff, regulators, and influencers outside of government enable him to advise and guide clients through the executive branch, legislative, and agency policymaking processes.

Since leaving the U.S. Senate, Josh has influenced legislative and regulatory policy, first as the vice president of legislative affairs at a well-known government and public relations firm, and then for the last three years as a senior policy advisor at Venable. In addition, he served on the professional staff of the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee as a senior aide to Senator Dean Heller (R-NV), during the Senator's service as ranking member of the Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, Insurance, and Data Security. Prior to that position, he was the legislative director for U.S. Representative Tom Graves (R-GA), who served on the House Appropriations Committee. . He also served as the legislative assistant to U.S. Representative Mike Rogers (R-MI), with a focus on telecommunications and Internet issues before the Energy and Commerce Committee.




  • B.A. Political Science University of California at Santa Barbara 2004