Alex Braun is a Senior Vice President at Penn Schoen Berland where he specializes in political consulting. Alex has provided counsel to presidents, prime ministers and other high level clients in more than 50 campaigns on four continents. Some of his notable clients include Tony Blair and Hillary Clinton, as well as presidents in Mexico, Ukraine and Philippines and prime ministers in the Czech Republic, Slovenia and Thailand.
Alex typically advises on campaign strategy, messaging, targeting and field organizing, and he leads the campaigns’ polling programs. He has also co-authored two books, spoken at conferences and taught university courses on these topics. In 2014, he was named International Campaign Consultant of the Year by the American Association of Political Consultants, the most prestigious industry award. A year before, Forbes magazine called him a “campaign magician.”
In addition to his political work, Alex has conducted messaging and brand positioning research for Fortune 500 corporations such as Microsoft, Comcast and State Farm.
Alex started his career as a TV journalist. Prior to that, he was a Fulbright scholar and holds an MA in Political Campaign Management from New York University, an MA in International Relations from Central European University in Budapest, and a BA in the same field from Charles University in Prague.