Joe Hack (C'09)
Former U.S. Senate Chief of Staff (Sen. Fischer, R-Neb.); Senior VP, The Daschle Group; CEO Swann Street Consulting - Fall '23
Joe Hack is a government relations specialist, political consultant, and former U.S. Senate Chief
of Staff with more than 15 years of Capitol Hill press, policy, and leadership experience.
As Senior Vice President with The Daschle Group, Joe provides strategic and public policy
counsel to a broad range of clients. He maintains strong relationships with policymakers on
both sides of the aisle and is known for his expertise in Senate politics and procedures.
Joe also founded Swann Street Consulting, where he offers political and strategic
communications advice to U.S. senators, statewide officials, candidates, and political
Previously, Joe spent 12 years as a senior advisor in both the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of
Representatives, including more than six years as Chief of Staff to U.S. Senator Deb Fischer (NE).
Appointed at the age of 27, Joe was among the youngest to ever hold the position of Senate
Chief of Staff. In that role, he acted as the senator’s closest advisor on all policy,
communications, and campaign operations. He initially served Fischer as Communications
Director and Deputy Chief of Staff. Prior to that, he worked for Senate Whip Jon Kyl as
Communications Director and chief spokesman. Joe is also a veteran of the U.S. House of
Representatives, where he served as Press Secretary and Legislative Assistant for Rep. J. Randy
Forbes (VA-04). He began his career in the office of Senator George Voinovich (OH).
Joe chaired the Senate Republican Chiefs of Staff Working Group, which convenes all
Republican chiefs of staff and committee staff directors each week for strategy and discussion.
In addition, he co-chaired the Stennis Center’s “Bipartisan Defense Dialogues” with top defense
policy aides and senior military commanders.
Joe was recognized by The Hill as a Top Lobbyist in 2022. He is also a 2022 Maverick PAC
Future40 Awardee. The Future40 award recognizes young professionals across the country that
embody the next generation of leadership in the public and private sectors.
In 2017, Joe was named by POLITICO as a top Senate operative in the “New Guard” Power List,
a guide described as “crucial to understanding the players who are breaking through in the all-
consuming era of Donald Trump.”
He is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Georgetown University and the George Washington
University School of Law.
Joe's discussion group is titled What It Takes to Survive and Thrive in a Messed Up, Magical Place Called Washington.