Alex is currently an innovator in the technology sector focused on smart cities and automated vehicles working with state government, corporations, startups, and universities. Alex has almost 20 years of leading corporate initiatives including community development, environmental efforts, and diversity and inclusion. Alex has a master’s degree in Political Science and has volunteered for several mayoral, city council, school board, and legislative district candidates helping with campaign strategy. In addition to his social justice efforts and non-profit experience, Alex has extensive public administration experience serving as an appointed official for the Bloomington (IL) Cultural Commission, Bloomington (IL) Public Library Board, and Gilbert (AZ) Citizens Transportation Task Force. As the son of Colombian immigrants, he is a proud supporter of Public Broadcasting and a product of public schools, bilingual education, and city parks and recreation programs. Outside of work and family, Alex is a soccer coach and enthusiast who lives and breathes for the beautiful game.