Joe Kefauver

Managing Partner,
Align Public Strategies

Joe Kefauver is managing partner of Align Public Strategies, a full service public affairs and creative firm that helps corporate brands, governments and nonprofits navigate the outside world and inform their internal decision-making. For more information, go to

Bernie Sanders Iowa
Opinion: Embers of the Bern cause brushfires
Blue Cities push agendas on Red States
Opinion: Restaurants can be part of an industry of opportunity 
The conversation we must start having about the workforce
Opinion: Chipotle 'wage-theft' case may be tip of iceberg 1
Business leaders need to get smart on this workforce issue
Health care rate hikes: An unintentional ‘October surprise’ 
An announcement of a rate increase could influence the presidential election, columnist Joe Kefauver says
New overtime rules: Now what?  4
Salary threshold will be a moving target, says columnist Joe Kefauver
What to expect from the federal overtime rules 
Industry expert Joe Kefauver gives insight on the forthcoming rules
Republican debate
Opinion: When did the ‘family values’ party lose its values?  5
Columnist Joe Kefauver talks playground politics
Uber smartphone
What restaurants can learn from Uber’s playbook 
NRN columnist Joe Kefauver says operators must be more willing to engage with potentially their biggest allies — their customers
GOP presidential candidates
Opinion: Making sense of the 2016 election landscape 
Which presidential hopeful is the best small business candidate?
Opinion: What the Election Day results mean for businesses 
Republicans extend dominance at state level while Democrats hold major metros
Opinion: The national dialogue around Fight for $15 
How the $15 per hour wage movement reached its ‘tipping point’
Sustainable scheduling issues may hit restaurant industry  2
“Fair work week” efforts a problem for retail, soon a problem for restaurants
Opinion: Weighing the impact of Walmart’s wage increase 
The upward pressure of Walmart’s action will be felt by operators large and small, particularly in the restaurant industry
Opinion: The worth of words 
Restaurant owners have some very powerful words at their disposal
Opinion: The minimum wage conversation needs to change  2
The industry continues to find itself on the short end of this conversation

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