Alex Vogel has a true insider's perspective on Washington's legislative, communications and political challenges. In fact, he has spent more than a decade counseling Members of Congress, campaigns, corporations and trade associations on effective strategies for overcoming those challenges. Alex's analysis and insights have made him a frequent contributor on Fox News, CNN, MSNBC, and to the Washington Post. Alex is consistently recognized as one of the country's "top lobbyists" by National Journal, CQ, The Hill and other publications.
In the years prior to launching Mehlman Vogel Castagnetti Inc., Alex served as Chief Counsel to Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, M.D. He was the architect of political and legislative strategy on tort reform, technology, telecommunications, asbestos reform, entertainment industry issues and campaign finance reform. As a Senate leadership staffer, Alex developed an intuitive understanding of both the process and practical operation of the Senate.
Holding a Top Secret Security Clearance, he was the Majority Leader's liaison to the 9/11 Commission and coordinated issues relating to domestic security and preserving continuity of government for the legislative branch. Alex also directed the appointment of all boards and commissions falling within the authority of the Senate, giving him a unique insight into and familiarity with the appointments process. During his time in the Majority Leader's office, Alex also served as the liaison to the Senate High Tech Task Force, building important and long lasting relationships with key figures in the technology industry.
Prior to serving the Majority Leader, Alex was General Counsel for the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC). During his tenure, the NRSC waged an unprecedented campaign that culminated in the historic recapture of the Senate majority by Republicans. Alex also provided counsel to Republican Senators on ethics, campaign finance and election law matters.
In an earlier position as the Deputy Counsel for the Republican National Committee (RNC), Alex advised the Committee and its state party organizations on issues relating to federal, state and local campaign finance, and government ethics rules.
Today, Alex is a sought after lecturer and speaker on politics and elections. He has spoken at diverse venues including the German Marshall Fund, the CATO Institute and the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. Alex was named by Details magazine as one of the "Most Powerful Men Under 39" and was named twice to Roll Call newspaper's "Fabulous 50"- a listing of the most influential people on Capitol Hill. Alex Vogel parlays that "influence" into positive action for a distinguished list of Mehlman Vogel Castagnetti Inc. clients.
Alex lives in Upperville, Virginia with his wife, Virginia State Senator Jill Holtzman Vogel and their six children.