Leadership

Nathan J. Imperiale – President.

Throughout his career, Nathan Imperiale has been a trailblazer in the digital media industry. He has been lauded as “one of the youngest and most talented operatives” in the field of digital communications. Imperiale has advised top congressional leaders, executive branch officials, corporations and issue advocacy groups on digital communications strategies. Nathan has served as a Partner at Endeavour Global Solutions, worked with the Director of E-Communications at the White House and started Capitol Hill’s first-ever new media department. [pbr] As a Partner at Endeavour Global Strategies, Nathan led the digital communications practice for one of DC’s most sought-after boutique public relations firms. While at Endeavour, he directed online communications campaigns for some of the largest non-profit groups and associations in D.C. [pbr] As Director of New Media for the House Republican Conference, Nathan developed the first full-service new media department on Capitol Hill. The department provided online communications counsel and assistance to every Republican House member. During his tenure, Nathan launched a national public service campaign, produced viral web videos, and successfully increased the number of Republicans using social networking tools. Nathan and his team also launched a rebranding campaign for the House Republican Conference. [pbr] Nathan’s experience with video production, print media, online marketing, web development and social network optimization make him uniquely qualified to handle high profile digital media campaigns.

Josh Shultz – Partner.

As Partner and Director of Client Services at the Washington, D.C. digital agency NJI Media, Josh Shultz has charted an innovative approach to strategic service. While at NJI Media, Josh has directed online communications campaigns for some of the largest non-profit groups and associations in Washington. In his position, Josh helps shape the creative concepts, architectures and interactive strategies instrumental in helping clients introduce digital initiatives that ensure they succeed online. [pbr] Josh is a seasoned strategic political and communications professional with more than eight years of digital media experience. Before joining NJI Media, Josh served as the Director of New Media for the NRCC. While at the NRCC, he helped implement and launch NRCC.org, NRCCTV and a groundbreaking blog that gained significant notoriety. His experience also includes a position as a top technology advisor to the Republican Leader of the United States House of Representatives. [pbr] Most recently, Josh was profiled in the Washingtonian Magazine as one of two founders of the anonymous blog FamousDC. The award-winning blog takes a humorous look at politics-and-media and has carved out a niche by ignoring the political celebrities that most gossip sites adore and by embracing the press flacks, Hill schedulers, midlevel reporters, and K Street climbers who stand behind—and sometimes are crushed beneath—their famous bosses.

Ryan Howell – Partner.

Ryan Howell brings his passion for photography and his years of experience in event production to his role as head of NJI Media’s leading-edge digital communications team on Capitol Hill. Ryan is a first-rate strategist and tactician who oversees comprehensive visual media support and web development for dozens of House lawmakers and Congressional leaders, including Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) and House Republican Conference Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX). Carrying a keen sense of attention to detail and a sharp eye for production quality, Ryan has spearheaded a number of path-breaking projects, including GOP.gov, which has been honored several times over as the most advanced web site in Congress. [pbr] A California native, Ryan got his start leading technical teams for major NCAA athletic events, full arena concerts, and performances at the 10,250-seat Cintas Center Event Arena at Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Dave Tate – Director of Development.

As Director of Development, Dave Tate brings to NJI Media a broad range of digital media expertise with a focus on open-source web technologies; his wealth of understanding in PHP-based content management systems such as Drupal and WordPress puts him at the forefront of developing state-of-the-art online communities. Dave’s technological leadership has been vital to numerous award-winning projects while with NJI Media’s Interactive team. [pbr]A graduate of West Virginia University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Management Information Systems, Dave also holds a degree in recording arts from Full Sail University. With more than six years of industry experience, Dave has programmed data analysis applications for NASA, built industry-leading websites for Fortune 500 companies such as Microsoft and American Airlines, and has played crucial roles in leveraging social media and digital presence for United States congressional and statewide races throughout the country. [pbr]Dave is a motorcycle enthusiast, a home-brewer of fine beers, a former Hibachi chef and in his free time – when he finds it – he plays the drums and records unsigned bands.