Joe Hathaway was appointed to the Randolph Township Council on May 19, 2022, to fill the vacant seat following Lance Tkacs’ retirement.
Prior to being appointed to the township council, Hathaway served on the Randolph Recreation Advisory Committee. A graduate of Yale University where he majored in political science, he played varsity football and earned All-Ivy League honors.
Professionally, Hathaway has spent over a decade in corporate affairs and communications, both in the public and private sectors, where he manages executive communications and operations in the healthcare industry, both at global pharmaceutical companies as well as healthcare technology and marketing agencies. His background also includes financial services, having spent time at large, publicly traded institutions and specialty insurance firms. Joe was named to public relations industry trade publication, PRWeek’s 40 Under 40 list in 2016. From 2010-2014, Joe worked for the state of New Jersey as an advance director for the Office of the Governor, leading operations and logistics for all public engagements between the office, constituents and municipalities across the state.
“I am incredibly honored, energized and ready to serve the residents of Randolph. As a council member, I will show up every day prepared, organized, eager to listen and focused on solutions,” said Hathaway. “Most importantly, I look forward to building upon the fiscally sound, conservative government set by this council to ensure that Randolph continues to be a place where young families can plant their roots, raise their children and thrive for years to come.”
A lifelong New Jersey resident, Joe attended Clifton High School, where he captained the football and track teams, and still holds the shot put record. He was inducted into the Clifton High School Athletic Hall of Fame in 2015, and is a member of the Yale Football Alumni Association.
Joe and his wife Whitney live on Wilkeshire Boulevard in the Center Grove section of the township with their two young children, James and Elle.