M&T Bank Presents CEOs You Should Know

M&T Bank Presents CEOs You Should Know

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Alex Vogel, CEO, The Vogel Group

Alex Vogel

CEO, The Vogel Group

Alex Vogel is a lawyer and nationally recognized policy expert on federal regulatory and legislative strategy, risk management, political strategy, crisis management, and strategic communications. Throughout his career, he has been a senior policy negotiator in the most significant matters before Congress, including serving as a top leadership staffer in the Senate. Alex is respected by Fortune 500 companies, private equity firms, trade associations, and national coalitions as the architect of winning strategies and execution in their most high-stakes policy and regulatory challenges. Alex has been recognized for his work in The Hill’s Top Lobbyists list more than ten times in his career, including in 2018, 2019, and 2020.

Prior to founding two influential government affairs firms, Alex served as Chief Counsel to Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, M.D., where he was responsible for political and legislative strategy and oversight on a range of business and policy areas, including tort reform, technology and telecommunications, judicial nominations, entertainment industry issues, health care, campaign finance, and privacy. Alex directly managed the passage of the Can-Spam Act and the Class Action Fairness Act. He also managed the multi-industry negotiations related to the Fairness in Asbestos Injury Resolution (FAIR) Act.

Additionally, Alex served as the Majority Leader’s liaison to the Senate Republican High Tech Task Force, the 9/11 Commission, the NASA Columbia Accident Investigation Board (CAIB), and was responsible for issues relating to continuity of government for the legislative branch. In this role, Alex served as the “designated survivor” during the 2004 State of the Union Address.

Alex previously served as General Counsel to the National Republican Senatorial Committee, Deputy Counsel to the Republican National Committee, Counsel to the Republican Attorneys General Association, and worked in the election law and telecommunications regulatory practices at one of the top-rated law firms in Washington, D.C.

Alex holds an active security clearance and currently serves as a Plus One to the Board of Directors at the Millennium Challenge Corporation. He appears regularly on Fox News, Fox Business Network, and other media outlets to provide insight on the policy, legal, and political issues of the day.

Alex received his B.S. in History from the University of California at San Diego and J.D. from The George Washington University Law School.

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