Alixon Collazos is a government affairs professional with over 15 years of experience. Currently Alixon Collazos is a Public Affairs specialist working with the BGill Group LLC, a full service public affairs, political consulting and digital media firm. The company serves a diverse client base including New Jersey Governor Elect –Phil Murphy, US Senator Cory Booker, numerous local elected officials, leading labor organizations and private sector companies.
In her role, she administers special projects and events aimed at improving and expanding each clients brand and visibility. Alixon also specializes in political, community, and media outreach to the New Jersey Latino community. For the last three years, Alixon served as the Director of the Latino Outreach Program for the successful campaign of New Jersey Governor –elect Phil Murphy. Alixon helped design and execute a successful outreach program for first time candidate Phil Murphy to the active, vibrant, diverse and growing Latino community in the state of New Jersey. Highlights included stressing the importance of understanding and addressing policies that affect Latinos in the state. Under her leadership the campaign established a series of Latino Policy Forums allowing for early input from the Latino community on the campaigns policy agenda. The campaign was largely credited with early engagement in the Latino community which helped the underdog campaign win a competitive primary and a 14 point general election victory.
Previously, Alixon served as a Grant Manager for Millennium Strategies, the largest full service grants consulting firm in the region. Alixon helped service the firms more than 80 municipalities, counties, school districts and non profit entities in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Delaware. She worked directly with municipalities to understand and identify the client’s individual needs and unique identity. During her time at the firm, she was able to secure more than $900,000 in funding for the firm’s public sector clients in projects ranging from economic development, sustainability, hazard mitigation, planning grants, as well as arts and culture.
Prior to this, Alixon, served as Director of Constituent Services to former Congressman Steven R. Rothman (D-9) where she managed and supervised the casework and communications with federal, state and local government agencies on behalf of all constituent requests. She specialized in immigration casework. She also served as a liaison between the Congressional office and community based leaders and organizations, assisting in overseeing all outreach.
In 2015, Alixon was part of the second graduating class of Emerge, a non for profit organization that trains Democratic women to run for public office. Alixon also serves as a board member of the New Jersey Hispanic Research and Information Center (NJHRIC), a board member of the Latinas United For Political Empowerment Fund (LUPE Fund) and a board member of PAM’s List. Alixon graduated from Rutgers University with a Bachelor’s in Sociology and Latin American Literature and has completed graduate level course work from NYU in International relations. Alixon has traveled extensively throughout Latin America, Europe and South East Asia. Alixon resides in Montclair, New Jersey, where she is married with two you children.