- Develops creative and compelling advocacy campaigns that combine digital, earned and paid media strategies to achieve client goals.
- Former Washington, D.C. communicator who served as communications director for the House Education and the Workforce Committee, House Small Business Committee and former Congressman Geoff Davis (R-KY).
- Leverages her relationships with a broad array of media, from state and local press to national outlets, such as the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, CNN and Fox News, on behalf of diverse clientele.
- Experienced in crisis communications, media and presentation training, and corporate positioning.
An accomplished public affairs consultant and political strategist, Alex Sollberger specializes in media training and engagement, crisis communications, brand positioning and grass-roots coalition building. Her strengths lie in an extensive network of national, regional and trade publication media contacts; a diverse portfolio of policy expertise; and strong relationships with leaders in Washington, D.C.
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Most recently, Alex was a vice president at the Podesta Group, a top-ranked, bipartisan public relations and lobbying firm in Washington, D.C. At the Podesta Group, she provided invaluable strategic counsel to a variety of clients, including education nonprofits and post-secondary institutions, Fortune 500 companies and tech firms, trade associations and coalitions, and financial services institutions.
Prior to joining the Podesta Group, Alex served as communications director for the House Education and the Workforce Committee. As a senior adviser to Chairman John Kline (R-MN), she was instrumental in developing and implementing communications plans to usher major legislation through Congress and into law, including bills to rewrite K-12 education law, enhance job-training programs and strengthen the federal student loan system.
Alex also worked closely with Republican leadership in the U.S. House of Representatives, helping to revitalize digital media efforts, design award-winning congressional websites, and direct the creative use of social media and infographics. A recognized and respected expert, she has conducted media training and writing seminars for federal lawmakers and staff, as well as top CEOs and company presidents. She also served as communications director for the House Small Business Committee and former Congressman Geoff Davis (R-KY).
A native Kentuckian, Alex earned a B.A. in Spanish and international relations from Lake Forest College and an M.A. from the University of Kentucky, where she studied diplomacy and international commerce. She and her husband Michael live in Nashville.