PART TIME FACULTY
DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNICATION STUDIES
B.A. Brandeis University
Alex Goldstein is the Vice President at Northwind Strategies, a strategic communications firm in Boston. Goldstein is a senior political and communications professional. Alex's reputation as a strong leader and communicator has propelled him into senior management positions in both government and politics. Alex brings extensive media relations experience and a vast network, as well as a unique approach to successful strategic communications and messaging.
Prior to his role with Northwind Strategies, Alex served as the Executive Director of Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick's political committee, the TogetherPAC, overseeing the strategic implementation of the Governor's successful surrogacy efforts on behalf of President Obama's reelection in 2012 and all of Governor Patrick's national political press—including efforts surrounding his speech at the 2012 Democratic National Convention in Charlotte. Before serving as Executive Director of Governor Patrick's political committee, Alex served as spokesman for Governor Patrick in the Governor's office and prior to that as press secretary for Governor Patrick's reelection in 2010. Patrick's campaign was one of a handful of success stories for Democrats across the nation in 2010, and is credited with utilizing an innovative grassroots strategy to achieve victory.
Alex has also worked as press secretary for the Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development, as well as Communications Director of the Massachusetts Democratic Party during the 2008 presidential elections.
Alex is also a political commentator—with appearances on shows such as NECN's Broadside and WBZ-TV's Keller at Large. Alex is a graduate of Brandeis University, and lives in Boston.
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