Alex Armstrong

Senior Director

Alex is a Senior Director of Communications at Waxman Strategies, where he leads communications strategy and media outreach on behalf of the Environment Team.

Alex previously worked at Oceana, the world’s largest international ocean conservation organization, where he managed international communications efforts, reputational and events media, and executive communications. Before Oceana, Alex engaged in strategic campaigns for corporate, nonprofit, and advocacy clients at SKDKnickerbocker, a public affairs firm in Washington, D.C.

Alex’s background is in state and local politics in Connecticut, where he filled communications and strategy roles for numerous campaigns. In 2011, he served as Communications Director to Alderman Ben Blake’s successful mayoral campaign in the City of Milford. Alex has also worked as a digital advocacy and fundraising consultant to national nonprofits at M+R Strategic Services. Alex graduated from Georgetown University in 2009 with a bachelor’s degree in government and history and has a master’s degree in political science from Yale University. He grew up in Milford, Connecticut, and lives in D.C. with his wife and daughter.

 

  • Managed international communications efforts for Oceana, including work with the organization’s CEO, celebrity supporters, and members of the Board of Directors
  • Led communications strategy for Ben Blake’s 2011 mayoral campaign in Milford, Connecticut. Blake became the first Democrat to win the mayor’s race in more than 20 years
  • Certified with distinction in the field of American Politics (Yale University, 2012)