Alex Cole

Alex Cole

Director, Strategic Communications


 Alex Cole is IREX’s director of Strategic Communications. He brings more than a decade of experience crafting strategies and executing communications campaigns for dozens of high-profile nonprofits, foundations, and government leaders.

He has led large-scale advocacy, rebranding, social media engagement, and thought leadership initiatives for organizations such as the Ford Foundation, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Open Society Foundations, Harvard Business School, CARE, Acumen Fund, National Democratic Institute, and Human Rights Campaign.

Previously, he also served as communications director for Congressman Harry Teague, who won a come-from-behind victory for a US House seat in New Mexico, and worked as a community organizer for Democracy Matters. He serves on the board of directors for Every Voice, a leading organization working to advance democratic reform. He holds a BA from Vassar College and a Master of Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.