Alex Armstrong

Senior Director

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

With a background in state and local politics, Alex has held communications and strategy roles for numerous political campaigns in Connecticut. In 2011, he served as Communications Director to the successful mayoral campaign of Ben Blake, his local alderman. Alex has also worked as a digital advocacy and fundraising consultant to national nonprofits at M+R Strategic Services.

Originally from Milford, Connecticut, he currently lives in D.C. with his wife and daughter. 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.

As part of Waxman’s communications team, Alex works on communications strategy and media relations for Waxman’s environmental campaigns.

  • 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)


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