Joey McKinnon serves as the Florida Director for Faith in Public Life. With several years of advocacy and campaign experience, Joey led efforts to mobilize 200 diverse faith leaders to pass the Jacksonville Human Rights Ordinance and protect citizens from discrimination.
Joey has had a dual-track career as a licensed-professional geologist with several years of experience in the environmental consulting industry. With a foundation in the sciences, he applies his technical approach and passion for advocacy to mission-driven community organizing. He also serves on the Atlantic Institute of Jacksonville’s board to enhance interfaith and multicultural understanding, the U.S. Green Building Council – Northeast Florida Board of Directors and as the Public Relations Chair for the City of Jacksonville’s Keep Jacksonville Beautiful Commission.
A South Carolina native, Joey earned a degree in geology from Clemson University and a masters degree in geology from the University of Georgia. His interest in political action began as a U.S. Senate Page during his school years. Outside of work, Joey loves playing tennis, watching college football, being a superhero fanatic and, most of all, being a dad to his daughter, Mara. He hopes that the work he does makes the future a little brighter for her!