Brad L. Alexander

Senior Advisor , State Government Relations

Atlanta, GA

+1 404 443 5811

BIO

Brad is a Senior Advisor with the McGuireWoods Consulting team in Georgia, and focuses his practice on the strategic design, implementation and management of multifaceted public affairs initiatives. He has developed a particular focus on providing strategic advice to senior business leaders, often creating integrated campaigns that manage issue perceptions among both government officials and the general public. Additionally, Brad serves clients as a substantive expert on state level public policy issues surrounding healthcare, technology and public-private infrastructure partnerships.

Brad's experience includes more than 20 years of work in the public policy field, including stints as chief of staff to Georgia Lt. Governor and Senate President Casey Cagle, press secretary for a U.S. House member, political consultant for several statewide campaigns and managing partner of an Atlanta public affairs firm. He played a key strategic role for U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson's campaign, and worked as a federal representative for Duke University. While serving in Washington, he also worked on several telecommunications and privacy related policy initiatives.

Brad has earned several accolades for his work, including recently being named as one of the "Most Powerful Players at the Capitol" by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, one of the "Most Influential Georgians" by James Magazine and one of the "Top 40 Georgians Under 40" by Georgia Trend magazine.

In 2003, Brad completed the Survey Methodology Program at the University of Michigan's Institute for Social Research, with a focus on measuring public opinion.

AFFILIATIONS

Member, Board of Directors, American Heart Association of Metro Atlanta

Member, Board of Visitors, Berry College

Member, Committee of 100, Candler School of Theology 

Member, Executive Steering Committee, Metro Atlanta Speaks Survey

Member, Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce

Member, Rotary Club of America

Treasurer and Member, Board of Directors, Metro Atlanta Voter Education Network, 2012 

Transition Team Chair, Lt. Governor Casey Cagle, 2006

PUBLICATIONS
Author, "What Really Happened in Georgia's Charter School Vote," Georgia Public Policy Foundation, December 7, 2012
Co-author, "Now that health reform is inevitable, what can Georgia firms expect?," Georgia Health News, November 21, 2012
Author, "Transportation Choices Attract Young Professionals," Atlanta Journal Constitution, August 4, 2010
Author, "Good Money and Bad Money: Do Funding Sources Affect Electoral Outcomes?," Political Research Quarterly, 58: 353-359, 2007
Author, "Incumbency, Redistricting, and the Decline of Competition in U.S. House Elections," Journal of Politics, 68: 75-88, 2006
SERVICE AREAS

Crisis Communications

Economic Incentives Negotiation

Public Private Partnerships

Referenda Campaigns