Chair of the Board of Directors, FightSMA
Joe Slay serves as Chair of the Board of Directors of FightSMA, an all-volunteer 501(c)3 nonprofit organized in 1991. It was originally named “Andrew’s Buddies,” after his son Andrew who was diagnosed with SMA Type 2. A communications professional, Joe was a journalist for seven years in Virginia and Western Canada. He joined the Martin Agency, a marketing and communications firm in his hometown of Richmond, Virginia, where he created and led for 26 years the agency’s award-winning public relations division. Today, he heads Slay Communications.