Josh Christianson

Senior Specialist, The Cadmus Group

Josh Christianson, Advisory Board, is a passionate advocate for workplace diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA). He has a 20+ year track record leading successful public programs by building partnerships, momentum, and teams to support big goals.

Christianson is the inclusion and accessibility practice lead at The Cadmus Group where he directs contracts to support key federal DEIA goals.

In this capacity, he serves as the project director for the Partnership on Inclusive Apprenticeship (PIA), after several successful years directing the Partnership on Employment and Accessible Technology (PEAT). In both roles he works to increase the employment of underserved communities, including people with disabilities.

He does this by bringing together stakeholders including CEOs, advocates, tech developers, government leaders, and academia (among others) to build the workplace of the future. This work is funded by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP).

Prior to Wheelhouse Group, Christianson worked at Deloitte Consulting, leading change management, technology, and human capital initiatives. He was a lead author of the report “Opening the Federal Talent Economy.”

Christianson also served as a career program manager for The Posse Foundation, a college access program focused on diversity and inclusion. The Posse Foundation continues to hire him to help design and facilitate their national discussions regarding issues of equity in the United States.

Christianson graduated cum laude with a BA in sociology from University of Colorado, Boulder. He graduated magna cum laude with a MS in conflict analysis and resolution from George Mason University. His MS comes in handy living in harmony with his wife, 3 kids, 1 dog, and 1 visiting cat in Washington, D.C.