Alex is the Chief Development Officer for the Greater Nashville Technology Council. He developed the Council’s public policy program, leads the NTC Advocacy Committee, and lobbies on behalf of the local tech industry. Alex also works to promote the Middle Tennessee tech community through local and national communications.
With the NTC, Alex advocates for the policies that empower technological innovation to thrive in our region. In this past fiscal year, he has organized for the NTC and its members more than 146 engagements with local and national policy makers and provided testimony on net neutrality, data breach policy and blockchain technology. This year he successfully lobbied for the amendment and passage of state distributed ledger law and to block the passage of new state data breach legislation.
Alex comes to the NTC from an innovation-policy perspective. Over his 23 years in public policy, working for two U.S. Senators, one Administration, and a public advocacy organization that he helped grow into a thought leader, he worked to develop influential coalitions of tech companies and public interest groups. He honed his communication skills creatively explaining hard-to-understand concepts to legislators and the public. These include issue-based viral videos that became “Internet memes” recognized by The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Moyers on America, and multiple episodes of The Daily Show.
Alex, his wife Magi, and their two adorable children live in Nashville. Alex received a BS degree in Business from Wake Forest University and a JD degree from the University of Akron School of Law.