PRESS RELEASE – Tuesday, June 8, 2021
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Perkins and Flood Join Mehlman Castagnetti Rosen & Thomas;
Expanding Top Bipartisan Team
WASHINGTON —The bipartisan government affairs firm Mehlman Castagnetti Rosen & Thomas (MCRT) today announced the addition of two principals: Alex Perkins and Victoria Flood.
Alex Perkins brings more than two decades of experience in politics, policy & business to the MCRT team. After serving more than seven years as counsel for the House Ways & Means Committee and Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR), Alex spent nine years at Stellantis NV (formerly Fiat Chrysler). A top expert in trade, customs and supply chain policy, Perkins developed and executed a government relations and public affairs strategy to guide the Fortune 500 automaker through the NAFTA/USMCA renegotiations and helped lead the multi-sector USMCA business coalition. Perkins managed the team responsible for internal and external stakeholder education, outreach, and communications; and healthcare, labor, and workforce policy issues.
Victoria Flood joins MCRT after working for more than a decade as a trusted advisor to Senator Shelley Moore Capito (RWV). For the past six years, Flood has served as Capito’s senior policy advisor overseeing all legislative issues under the jurisdiction of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation. Flood worked on a diverse range of issues for the influential Senator. She was involved in countless important matters in Congress, including aviation policy, broadband deployment, consumer product safety, data security, trade, spectrum allocation, and oversight of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), Federal Trade Commission (FTC), and National Telecommunications Information Administration (NTIA).
“Alex and Victoria are well-known and well-respected leaders that personify the high-integrity, hard-charging problem-solving we bring to all our work,” said firm partner David Thomas. “I could not be more pleased that they are joining our bipartisan team.”
“Alex and Victoria complement the approach that our firm has taken for over 16 years,” said firm partner Elise Pickering. “They have senior-level federal experience, extensive backgrounds in both politics and policy, and together, they expand our bipartisan reach.”
“I am extremely excited to be joining the dynamite team at MCRT,” said Perkins. “Using the knowledge and expertise I’ve developed over 20+ years in law, politics, government, and business, I look forward to working with my new colleagues to achieve our client’s public policy goals.”
“It is an honor to join the exceptional team at MCRT,” said Flood. “I was incredibly fortunate to learn at the elbow of a strong bipartisan leader and I will bring that invaluable experience with me into this next chapter.”
Mehlman Castagnetti Rosen & Thomas is a full-service, bipartisan government relations firm whose partners and principals have decades of political and policy experience. Known for creativity, determination, and uncompromising integrity, the firm helps clients win legislative and regulatory battles, build their brand, establish key relationships, and elevate their stature inside the beltway.