Andrew Kovalcin is Senior Director at Advocacy and External Affairs. Mr. Kovalcin has developed and implemented a comprehensive strategy to promote the importance of IP to jobs, the economy, and American competitiveness. Mr. Kovalcin has extensive experience engaging third-party voices, grassroots, and academics in educating state and federal policymakers on telecommunications, health care, and IP issues. He worked at the Republican National Committee and served as a staff member in the office of Congresswoman Ginny Brown-Waite (R-FL).
Most recently, he worked at the DCI Group, a public affairs firm specializing in using a political campaign style to develop and execute strategic lobbying campaigns for public policy issues. Previously, Mr. Kovalcin established the North Carolina chapter of a national healthcare coalition promoting consumer protections, and managed a North Carolina State House of Representatives campaign. Mr. Kovalcin, a graduate of North Carolina State University, has a bachelor’s degree in political science with an interdisciplinary concentration in international relations.