Joe Pagetta is a communications professional and writer who began his career at the Jersey Journal in his hometown of Jersey City, New Jersey. Currently serving as the director of communications at the Tennessee State Museum, his resume includes positions at Broadcast Music, Inc, Nashville Public Television (PBS), Nashville Film Festival and NowPlayingNashville.com (The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee). He was named the Best PR Guy in Nashville by the late Jim Ridley in the 2009 Nashville Scene Best of Nashville writers poll, and received of Nashville Scene Best of Nashville Writers Award for his work co-producing and directing the podcast, The Passion of Ethel Rosenberg (a Radio Play). As a personal essayist and arts writer, his writing has appeared in Ambassador Magazine (the National Italian American Foundation), America: The Jesuit Review, Today’s American Catholic, Chapter 16 (Humanities Tennessee), Ovunque Siamo, Wordpeace and PBS.org. He holds a B.A. in English from Saint Peter’s University.