Learning Programs Specialist
A proud Marylander and Morgan State University graduate, Alex (also known as Bob) has expertise managing long- and short-term projects across the country. Spitfires rely on Alex as a team organizer, keeping projects on budget, and maintaining rigorous project timelines. He applies his creative eye and action-oriented mindset to find thoughtful solutions for problems small and big, and sometimes unexpected. As a Black Queer man, he is often inspired by the many Black leaders and heroes in his hometown and alma mater. Those influences positively shaped his values of justice, community service, and hard work as he strives to make the world a better place for future generations.
As Spitfire’s Learning Program Specialist, Alex assists with the development and implementation of Spitfire’s internal and external training for organization staff, foundation grantees, and nonprofit executive leaders. Alex does it all, from crafting training concepts and pre-program planning to engaging and maintaining client and vendor relationships, managing budgets, and developing runs-of-show for major training. He handles those responsibilities, all while coordinating logistical details and crafting all necessary event collateral and materials. From conception to execution, Alex is the go-to Spitfire. He also helps create marketing strategies and social media content for clients like the Council on Foundations and Narrative Initiative. His digital knowledge and event planning skills help our partners spark meaningful social change for their organizations and communities.
Due to his strong appreciation for Maryland, Alex decided to attend Maryland’s top HBCU, Morgan State University. During his time there, he worked as the communications intern for the dean of strategic communications. These experiences created the foundation for his skills in writing and producing results-driven communication materials, and offered insights into public relations, advertising, and marketing. Once he graduated from Morgan State, Alex worked as a marketing coordinator at the Endocrine Society, where he helped plan and manage marketing tactics for 18,000 members from over 150 countries. He also worked at Abel Communications as an account associate, where he handled multiple client accounts and secured media placements in national and local media.