Alex has 25 years of experience that includes economic development, management consulting, higher education, and legislative affairs. Since joining TIP in 1997, he has managed economic strategy projects for clients extending from Alaska to the US Virgin Islands. Alex began his career at TIP running the Invest in Texas Alliance, an international marketing consortium that generated dozens of foreign direct investment leads for Texas communities and utilities. Today, as a senior vice president of consulting services, Alex is responsible for both client engagement and managing TIP’s team of consultants. Alex’s areas of expertise include facilitating public-private partnerships for economic development, preparing economic development organizational plans, and tracking the aerospace and defense sector. His other professional experience includes working as a management consultant with MGT of America and as Director of Research and Grants for the International Business Education Program at Texas Tech University’s Rawls College of Business. Alex holds a Master of Public Affairs from the LBJ School of Public Affairs at University of Texas at Austin and a Bachelor of Arts from Texas Tech University. Alex is a long-time Arsenal FC fan in the English Premier League and is also excited to support Austin’s new Major League Soccer franchise, Austin FC.