Alex Conant is a founding partner at Firehouse Strategies, a DC-based public affairs firm whose clients include Fortune 100 companies, trade associations, and nonprofits.
Prior to co-founding Firehouse Strategies in 2016, Conant spent 15 years working in the most senior levels of American government and political campaigns. His high-profile roles included serving as the communications director for Marco Rubio’s 2016 presidential campaign and Tim Pawlenty’s 2012 presidential campaign. Conant also worked as a senior aide on numerous U.S. Senate campaigns, including Joni Ernst’s 2014 campaign in Iowa and Rubio’s 2016 re-election in Florida.
In addition to his campaign work, Conant served as the national press secretary for the Republican National Committee in 2008 and as a White House spokesman during President George W. Bush’s second term. His government work also includes stints in the U.S. Senate, the Office of Management and Budget, and the U.S. Commerce Department.
Conant frequently appears as a guest on FOX News and CNN, and is regularly quoted for his political analysis in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Washington Post.
He earned his bachelor’s and a master’s in public affairs from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he was the editor-in-chief of the student daily, The Badger Herald. Originally from St. Paul, Minnesota, he remains a loyal Minnesota Twins and Vikings fan (although he also claims the Nationals as his NL team). He lives with his wife, son, and dog in the Chevy Chase neighborhood of Washington, DC.