Joe is an Indiana-born entrepreneur with a background in agriculture. He is currently the global Chairman of Dentons, one of the world's largest law firms. In 1999, President Bill Clinton [and Vice President Al Gore] appointed Joe as the National Chair of the Democratic National Committee. Joe was one of the youngest national chairs in the nearly 200-year history of the DNC. Joe is a graduate of Yale University, where he was a Scholar of the House and The Yale Law School. He clerked on the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.