Josh Gertler

President & CEO

Josh is the president and CEO of Consensus, a Los Angeles-based public relations firm founded in 1986. The firm ranks among the largest independently-owned public relations firms in Southern California and the top 100 in the nation. Josh has spent his entire career developing and delivering communications strategies for corporations, governments, brands, projects, places and ideas.

Consensus has been pioneering consensus-building approaches and applying them to major issues and challenges since the firm’s founding. The company’s innovative engagement methods are designed to create value, develop meaningful connections, bolster or repair perception, and frequently evoke an action. Josh’s specific expertise is focused on helping clients navigate the intersection of business, government, community and the media. He provides strategic communications counsel and engagement strategies to some of the nation’s largest and most respected companies, developers, landowners and government officials.

Josh joined Consensus in January 2001 and was named president in January 2007. Previously, he spent nearly a decade at two of the world’s largest public relations firms, Hill & Knowlton and Fleishman-Hillard, where he counseled clients on public affairs and media strategies. He actively participates in many business and civic organizations.

He is a member of the board of directors of the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce, the largest business organization in America’s second largest city, and he is active in the Urban Land Institute (ULI). Josh graduated with distinction with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from Sonoma State University.