Alan began as the President and C.E.O. of the Kansas Chamber in March 2017.
A Kansas native, Alan earned his undergraduate degree from Wichita State University, a Master’s in Public Administration from the University of Pennsylvania and a Juris Doctor from the Washburn School of Law. He has been involved in politics and public policy at the local, state and federal levels for more than 25 years.
In addition to directing his own public affairs consulting firm, he has managed statewide political and issue campaigns, worked for Koch Industries, and served on the staff of U.S. Senators Bob Dole and U.S. Senator Sheila Frahm and as a campaign advisor to the 2014 campaigns of Congressman Mike Pompeo and Senator Pat Roberts.
He was a senior advisor and National Coalitions Director for the Trump for President Campaign. He also served on the Trump-Pence transition team working with the Public Liaison office and the Department of Agriculture.
His public affairs clients have included aviation component parts manufacturers, health systems and hospitals, small businesses, technical colleges and financial concerns.
He has been an adjunct instructor for the Business School at Baker University teaching undergraduate and graduate business courses.
He served nine years with Americans for Prosperity and Americans for Prosperity Foundation, beginning as the Kansas State Director and including four years as Vice President for State Operations. During his tenure AFP State Chapters grew from 18 to 31.
He was an election observer in the 2014 Ukrainian Presidential election.
He and his wife Holly have lived in Topeka for the past 17 years. Holly is a nurse practitioner and is the co-owner of Oasis Family Medicine Associates, a direct primary care clinic, which takes only monthly subscription fees, not insurance. They have three adult children.