Alex began his professional career at the Republican National
Committee working for Chairman Haley Barbour. Beginning in the
Finance Division, Alex started in the basement opening mail and
copying checks. In just a few years he rose up through the division
to become at age 23 the youngest director at the RNC responsible
for one of their Major Donor programs.
He continued his work at the RNC for a total of 5 years leaving
in 1997 to become the Deputy Executive Director of Jack Kemp’s
Freedom and Free Enterprise PAC. This PAC was a vehicle which
allowed Secretary Kemp to travel around the country to support
free market oriented Republicans.
In January of 1999 Alex left Secretary Kemp and was hired on
to serve as the Deputy Finance Director of John McCain’s
Presidential Campaign. Alex was involved in the planning
and implementation of the fundraising strategy which was
raise the maximum amount of money allowed in a primary race,
$43 million dollars, $7 million of which came through the
After the campaign Alex went to the private sector
the Vice President of Business Development for a startup
company called Speedgreetings. Alex served as a Board member
instrumental in helping to raise $3 million dollars in Venture
In 2002 Alex came back to politics and worked as a consultant
raising money for the Mitt Romney for Governor Campaign and
then helping to raise money for the Republican National Committee
for targeted Senate races.
Alex left the RNC after the election in 2002 to work at the
Republican State Leadership Committee (RSLC). The RSLC is
charged with electing
Republican Lt. Governors, Attorney’s General and State
Legislators. In this capacity he developed lasting relationships
with many of those public officials. Specifically, Alex’s
focus was to start and build the Republican Legislative Campaign
Committee. Alex served as the Executive Director of the RLCC
whose focus is on working with Republican Legislative Leaders
to help bring National Resources to state legislative races.
The Republican Legislative Campaign Committee is now the
largest organization devoted to supporting Republican legislative
nationally. In just 4 years he grew the organization to
a $5 million per year organization with over 200 corporate
and approximately 100 legislative leaders from across the
Alex left the RLCC in 2007 to start Avalanche Advisors
teaming with fellow Marquette alum and longtime DLCC
Curtis to offer strategic and public affairs solutions
and associations in dealing with their state issues.
currently the President of the American
Council of Young Political Leaders and
Greg was the longtime National Finance Director for the Democratic
Legislative Campaign Committee (DLCC), the national political
organization of Democratic legislators chartered to elect Democratic
legislative majorities. Greg’s fundamental responsibility
was focused on communication and diverse interaction with national
corporate and association Finance Council members and potential
DLCC funders, as well as maintaining relationships with Democratic
legislators throughout the United States.
Greg served as Finance Director since 1997 and prior to this
spent his first year with DLCC as State Finance Director working
in states around the country with Democratic legislative leaders
and candidates. Greg was DLCC’s longest tenured staff member
and a key component of solidifying its’ overall foundation.
Greg previously worked as the Democratic Leadership Council’s
(DLC) first state and local elected official liaison, helping
to build an organizational component that had been largely undeveloped
prior to 1995. Before locating to Washington, Greg had worked
as Finance Director for former Congressman Peter Barca (D-WI)
and as an Assistant Finance Director on Senator Russ Feingold’s
(D-WI) first U.S. Senate election.
Greg has presented at many corporate/organization retreats and
trained over 500 state legislators on how to successfully fund
their campaigns. Greg is a veteran of three Democratic National
Conventions and numerous state party conventions, as well as
additional state and federal campaigns. He is currently President-elect of Marquette University Alumni Association.
Combined Experience in 2007
After many years building our respective partisan committees,
we left to start Avalanche Advisors joining together to offer
strategic and public affairs solutions to corporations and
dealing with state issues. We hope to use our experience to
benefit your organization.
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