Andrew Kovalcin, now Principal at Advanced Advocacy, is a seasoned issue campaign professional with fifteen years of experience representing fortune 500 companies, including the world’s largest business association, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. His diverse set of skills and experience come from his blend of work in Congress, agencies and trade associations and with state legislatures. Kovalcin has managed global coalitions, built national & international strategic alliance networks, acted as a national spokesperson, and designed and implemented multifaceted issue advocacy campaigns.
Most recently Kovalcin was the Senior Director of Advocacy and External Affairs at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce where he led and managed a major division’s efforts to integrate government and public affairs. While at the Chamber he directly represented over 35 diverse companies including technology, software, bio/pharmaceuticals, luxury brands, consumer goods, and the film and recording industries.
He developed and implemented comprehensive strategies and messaging to promote issues related to technology, healthcare, innovation, legal reform and intellectual property. His data-driven approach has included identifying new and creative approaches to delivering messages to various audiences around the country and globe and ensuring that these messages echo back to Washington. Kovalcin has extensive experience engaging and activating advocacy organizations, think tanks, academics, policy experts, and grassroots leaders.
His experience includes working at the Republican National Committee for a Gubernatorial GOTV effort and serving as a professional staff member in the office of Congresswoman Ginny Brown-Waite (R-FL). Previously he worked at DCI Group, a public affairs firm specializing in using a political campaign style to develop and execute strategic lobbying campaigns. Kovalcin has also established the North Carolina chapter of a national healthcare coalition promoting consumer protections, and managed a North Carolina State House of Representatives campaign.