Vice President, Government & External Affairs, Hess Corporation
Local Board Member, Mid-Atlantic
Alex Mistri leads external affairs for Hess Corporation, a portfolio that includes international, federal and state government affairs, communications and corporate social responsibility.
Before joining Hess, Mistri was a managing director at the consulting firm, the Glover Park Group, for seven years. There, he specialized in government relations, complex communications and public affairs for an array of corporate, foreign government and non-profit clients.
Earlier in his career, Mistri held a number of positions in government over the course of 15 years. Before joining Glover Park, Mistri accepted an assignment to the United States Embassy in Baghdad, Iraq, where he was responsible for long term strategic planning and contributed to the compilation of the Joint Campaign Plan. He also collaborated with the Chairman of Iraq’s National Investment Commission to boost foreign direct investment into Iraq and served as a principal in the interagency effort to host the first U.S.-Iraq Business and Investment Conference in Washington, DC in October 2009.
Mistri possesses experience on both ends of Pennsylvania Avenue. From 2005 to 2008, Mistri worked in the White House serving as Special Assistant to President George W. Bush. In this capacity, Mistri was responsible for developing, coordinating and executing White House strategy on legislative issues and served as one of the President’s primary liaisons to the United States Congress.
Prior to his service at the White House, Mistri spent almost a decade on Capitol Hill in legislative roles in both the United States Senate and House of Representatives. He served as Chief of Staff to Congressman Bill Shuster for four years before leaving for the White House.
Mistri and his wife, Amy, live on Capitol Hill with their son, Dylan.