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Alexander J. Poirot

Associate Administrator for Communications & Congressional Affairs

Alex J. Poirot has served as FTA’s Associate Administrator for Communications & Congressional Affairs since December 2020. Prior to that, he worked as Director of Government Affairs after joining FTA in July 2019. Alex started with the Department of Transportation in February 2019 in the Governmental Affairs Office of Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao, focusing on transit and motor carrier issues.

Prior to joining the Department, Alex served as a top advisor to U.S. Congressman Rob Woodall, working on infrastructure, defense, energy, commerce, and veterans issues. The Congressman’s position on the Transportation & Infrastructure Committee led Alex to play a role in several major reauthorization efforts, including the FAST Act, WRRDA, and the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018. He grew up in Cumming, Georgia and is a proud graduate of the University of Georgia.

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Last updated: Wednesday, December 9, 2020