Alex Burgos is TechNet’s Vice President of Federal Policy, Government Relations, and Communications. Based in Washington, D.C., he leads TechNet’s federal advocacy programs to engage Congress, the administration, and the media on issues affecting the innovation economy. Throughout his career, Alex has effectively operated at the intersection of government, public policy, communications, and politics — including the past eight years with U.S. Senator Marco Rubio of Florida. Having joined Rubio’s long-shot U.S. Senate campaign in June 2009, Alex went on to serve over six years in the Senate, assuming the roles of deputy chief of staff and communications director. During Rubio’s 2016 presidential campaign, Alex served as a senior advisor. Alex got his start in federal government and politics as an intern for Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen of Florida and later became deputy press secretary at the National Republican Congressional Committee during the 2004 and 2006 cycles. He was director of specialty media for Mitt Romney for President in 2008, and served at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Global Intellectual Property Center, where he worked with a 700-member coalition to protect IP and innovation around the world. A native of Miami, Florida, and the son of Cuban and Colombian immigrants, Alex earned a master’s degree in international business and bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Florida. He lives in Alexandria, Virginia, with his wife and three daughters.
Vice President, Federal Policy, Government Relations, and Communications