As Legislative Director, Alex helps shape IAVA’s legislative strategies and priorities throughout the year. Alex spearheads advocacy efforts, including the development of IAVA’s annual Policy Agenda, and develops key relationships to ensure effective legislation is created, passed and implemented on behalf of veterans and their families. After serving in the Army, Alex helped to lead the largest network focused on repealing DADT. He spent seven years with Servicemembers United leading political advocacy, community development, and member services. Alex is working on completing his Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of South Carolina, and holds an MPA from the University of North Georgia and a BA in International Affairs from South Carolina.