Our People

Josh Passman

Managing Director
New York

BIOGRAPHY

Based in New York, Josh joined Prosek Partners in 2006. Josh specializes in working with clients to help create awareness and preference, build and elevate their brand profiles, protect their reputations and most importantly, drive business results.

Josh leads large, complex and global client engagements for companies across the financial sector, with a special focus on asset management and insurance.  He helps clients both play offense with proactive communications that build brands and raise visibility, as well as defense, to manage communications around sensitive issues and situations. His clients have included, among others: OppenheimerFunds, AllianceBernstein, Travelers, Munich Re and AXA.

Prior to joining Prosek, Josh worked for leading public relations agencies in New York and Los Angeles including Burson-Marsteller and Porter Novelli. He began his career in communications and public relations at Morgen-Walke Associates more than 20 years ago. Josh earned an MBA from The Anderson School of Management at UCLA and holds a BS in finance from Binghamton University.


Q & A

What are you most proud of in your public relations career?
The great relationships I have forged with colleagues and clients over the years.

Name one thing most people don’t know about you.
I love to cook.

How would your mother describe you?
She’d say I am a very caring son, with an odd sense of humor.

What are your greatest strengths as a public relations practitioner?
I’d say my greatest strength is that I look to make every experience a learning experience.

What is your favorite food?
Licorice

Describe your perfect client.
The perfect client is one that is open to new ideas and encourages creative thinking.

What three hobbies or activities do you enjoy most?
Hiking, snowboarding and spending time at home with the family.

What’s your favorite part of the workday?
The quiet time I spend on the train each morning planning for the day ahead.

Who would play you in the movie version of your life?
Bill Paxton.

What is your favorite quote?
“Worrying is praying for something you don’t want.”