For 25 years Alixe Mattingly has helped lead strategic communications and public affairs efforts in the political and public policy arenas, the private sector and non government organizations, with a particular focus on healthcare.
Alixe was the Senior Vice President of Public Affairs for the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA). At PhRMA she was responsible for the development and implementation of a comprehensive public affairs program and advocacy efforts for federal, state, international and regulatory issues facing the industry. Prior to joining PhRMA, she was Senior Vice President of Communications for the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, which Alixe helped guide through a pivotal time of healthcare reform and the evolution of managed care.
In addition to her extensive work in healthcare, Alixe has led the communications and rebranding strategies for nonprofit organizations such as the Santa Barbara Foundation and Direct Relief International, a humanitarian assistance organization operating in 70 countries that provides medical assistance to those affected by poverty, natural disasters and civil unrest. Alixe remains an active advocate and trustee for several high-impact nonprofit organizations.
Prior to joining the private sector, Alixe served as Assistant to the President and Deputy Press Secretary under Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush, as well as acting as the media spokesperson on all domestic and international issues. Alixe was appointed to the Department of Health and Human Services as Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs in 1991. Active in six presidential elections from 1980-2000, she was a senior media advisor of each of the Republican campaigns and nominating conventions, as primary liaison to the press and rapid response team. Alixe is also a former producer of CNN’s nightly show “Crossfire” and a former Media Officer for the U.S. Peace Corps.
A Greenwich Connecticut native, Alixe graduated from Hollins University with a degree in political science. She resides in Santa Barbara with her husband Mark Mattingly.