Alex Castellanos

  • Fall 2008

Alex Castellanos is one of the Republican Party’s best known and most successful media consultants and strategists.  Castellanos has served as media consultant to seven U.S. Presidential campaigns, and is currently serving on the John McCain for President Ad Council.  Previously, he served as a senior strategist for the Romney for President Campaign and as a key creative member to the Bush-Cheney 2004 campaign.  He has been credited with the discovery of the political "soccer-mom" and called "father of the attack ad.”

Castellanos has helped elect nine U.S. Senators, six Governors, and enjoys over two decades of political consulting experience, both abroad and in the United States.  Castellanos brings a wealth of campaign strategy, public opinion research and communications experience to corporate communications and public policy campaigns.

Castellanos, a native of Havana, Cuba, is fluent in Spanish and English.  His parents, refugees who fled Castro’s Cuba in 1961, came to this country with one suitcase, two children and eleven dollars. A former Morehead and National Merit Scholar at the University of North Carolina, Castellanos speaks frequently about politics and is a guest commentator on CNN.

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