Advisory Council for GTSC Autonomous and Electric Vehicles
Principal, Mehlman Consulting
Alex Perkins bring more than two decade of experience in politics, policy, and business to the Mehlman Consulting team. Alex most recently spend nine years at Stellantis NV (formally Fiat Chrysler), where he frequently advised senior management on important and time-sensitive policy issues and political and reputational risk, including risk associated with sourcing and investment decisions. A top expert in trade, customs, and supply chain issues, Alex developed and executed government relations and public affairs strategy to guide the Fortune 500 automaker through a wide-range of trade-related matters, including the North American Free Trade Agreement/United States Mexico-Canada Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA/USMCA) renegotiations. In fact, Alex helped lead a multi-sector USMCA business coalition of over 100 companies that successfully secured Congressional approval of the updated trade pact. And in 2020, during the COVID-19 pandemic, Alex managed the regulatory issues associated with the company’s purchase, manufacturing, importation, export and donation of personal protective equipment (PPE).
Prior to Stellantis, Alex served as a trade counsel on the House Ways and Means Committee from 2007-2012. There, he helped the Committee enact into law Trade Adjustment Assistance, tariff preference program, Burma sanctions and Miscellaneous Tariff Bill legislation, as well as pass the U.S.-Peru, U.S.-Korea, and U.S.-Panama free trade agreements. Alex began his service on Capitol Hill in 2005 as counsel to Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) where he managed a broad portfolio that included trade, judiciary, foreign policy, and national security issues.
In 2022 Alex was included in the Washington Magazine’s list of “500 Most Influential People Shaping Policy”.