Melanie Alvord, serves as director of Federal Affairs.
Alvord served in various positions on Capitol Hill for 17 years. First in the U.S. Senate, including as press secretary to Senator Ted Stevens, communications director for the Committee on Appropriations, and as assistant staff director for the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Her tenure in the U.S. House of Representatives includes service as a senior policy advisor to Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson, and as professional staff for the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.
While Alvord was raised primarily in Virginia and in Germany, she has strong roots in Texas stemming from her great-grandfather’s time as a manager at Taft Ranch and as Professor of Agriculture at Texas A&M. She holds a bachelor’s degree in American Government from the University of Virginia.
Contact Alvord by phone at 512-944-5135 or by email.