Bartees Cox is the Director of Marketing and Communications at Groundswell and is a seasoned communicator with a heart for social justice and years of experience translating complex policy goals into long-term successful communications campaigns. Previously he worked as the Strategic Partnerships Director for Climate Nexus and at BerlinRosen as a Senior Associate on the national labor team. In this role, he designed communications campaigns and messaging for some of the largest strikes for higher wages in the history of the United States. Bartees also held positions at the Federal Communications Commission as the Deputy Press Secretary, where he developed messaging on issues like net neutrality. Bartees is from Mustang, Oklahoma and attended the University of Oklahoma’s Gaylord College of Journalism. He spends a large part of his spare time producing music for various artists and playing in bands.