Alex McGee is a Managing Director in the Public Policy and Regulatory Affairs practice at McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP (MLA), where he focuses on federal government affairs. He uses over 20 years experience in the public and private sectors to provide clients with critical federal public policy and advocacy counsel.
While assisting clients in navigating the transformation of the U.S. policy landscape, he provides informed tactical guidance on the development and execution of market-based strategies for clients in the corporate, academic and government sectors.
Before joining MLA, Mr. McGee was the Director of Federal Affairs for Koch Companies Public Sector (KCPS), the policy and advocacy arm of one of the world’s largest private companies, Koch Industries. Based in their Washington, DC office, Mr. McGee directed the federal government affairs agenda for the international company which included advocacy on a broad portfolio of issues including energy, manufacturing, financial services and consumer products.
Previously, Mr. McGee served as the Department of Energy's (DOE) Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Congressional and Intergovernmental Affairs. He was liaison to Congress on behalf of U.S. Energy Secretaries Spencer Abraham and Samuel Bodman in comprehensive energy policy dialogues. During his five year tenure at the agency, he worked with elected officials in discussions related to renewable energy, energy conservation, electricity, oil, gas, science and nuclear waste issues. Mr. McGee was also a strategic player in the passage of the Energy Policy Act of 2005, one of the most comprehensive energy bills signed in the last 15 years.
Mr. McGee worked on the Bush-Cheney 2000 Presidential Campaign and staffed the 54th Presidential Inauguration Committee. He began his career in government in 1993 working for U.S. Senator Paul Coverdell (R-GA) as a senior staff member in Washington, DC and Georgia until his death in 2000.