Senior Advisor & Assistant Commissioner - External Affairs
Alex Lewis currently serves Senior Advisor & Assistant Commissioner of External Affairs. In this role, he serves as the chief political advisor to the Commissioner and primary liaison between the Department, the Governor’s Office, and the General Assembly. In addition, Mr. Lewis oversees the Department’s communications efforts – working with the communications staff to effectively communicate the Department’s mission, vision, and values to all Department customers and stakeholders.
Immediately before joining the Department, Mr. Lewis worked for a multi-state, mid-major law firm where his legal practice focused on government relations, economic development, and other corporate matters. Mr. Lewis attended law school at Nashville School of Law, while working full time for the Tennessee Senate Majority Leader where he assisted in managing major legislative initiatives including the annual state budget.