Alex Cole

Alex Cole

Director, Strategic Communications


Alex Cole is IREX’s director of Strategic Communications. He brings more than 15 years of experience crafting strategies and executing communications campaigns for dozens of high-profile nonprofits, foundations, and government leaders.

As a strategic communications consultant—first as a Vice President at Hattaway Communications and later as a Principal at Monitor 360—he led large-scale message R&D, branding, advocacy, social media, and thought leadership initiatives for organizations such as the Ford Foundation, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Open Society Foundations, Rockefeller Foundation, Harvard Business School, CARE, Acumen Fund, National Democratic Institute, and Human Rights Campaign.

He served as communications director for Congressman Harry Teague, who won a come-from-behind victory for a U.S. House seat in New Mexico, and worked as a community organizer for Democracy Matters. He holds a BA from Vassar College and a Master of Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. Currently an adjunct faculty member at Georgetown University, he teaches a graduate course on integrated communications and marketing.