Alixon Collazos is a government affairs professional with over 15 years of experience. Currently, she is a public affairs specialist working with the BGill Group, a full service public affairs, political consulting and digital media firm. The company serves a diverse client base, including New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy, U.S. Senator Cory Booker, numerous local elected officials, leading labor organizations and private sector companies.
In her role, Alixon administers special projects and events aimed at improving and expanding each client’s brand and visibility. She also specializes in political affairs, community relations, and media outreach to the New Jersey Latino community.
Alixon played a pivotal role in the successful campaign for New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy. She served as the director of the Latino Outreach Program where she helped design and execute a successful outreach program for the first time candidate to the active, vibrant, diverse, and growing Latino community of New Jersey. Under her leadership, the campaign established a series of Latino Policy Forums allowing for early input from the Latino community on the campaign’s policy agenda. It was largely credited with early engagement in the Latino community that 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.
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 also 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 on the executive board of the New Jersey Hispanic Research and Information Center (NJHRIC) and Latinas United for Political Empowerment Fund (LUPE Fund).
A graduate of Rutgers University, Alixon graduated from Rutgers University with a bachelor’s in sociology and Latin American Literature and has completed graduate level course work from New York University in international relations.