The BGill Group
The founder of The BGill Group’s strategic communications division, Alixon Collazos is the driving force behind the dynamic communication and community relations campaigns that give The BGill Group’s clients their competitive advantage. With more than 15 years of experience in political consulting, government affairs, strategic messaging, community organizing and public relations, Alixon’s expert guidance has helped dozens of businesses and organizations from across the public, private and non-profit sector successfully advance their message, execute their mission and achieve their goals.
Alixon is also recognized as one of the top Spanish-language media and political consultants in New Jersey, specializing in outreach to New Jersey’s diverse Latino community. Alixon served as Director of Latino Outreach for New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy’s historic 2017 campaign, where she helped design and execute the first-time candidate’s successful Latino outreach program. Under her leadership, the campaign established a series of Latino Policy Forums which provided for early input from the Latino community on the campaign’s policy agenda.
Prior to joining The BGill Group, Alizon served as a grant manager for Millennium Strategies, where she helped secure $900,000 in funding for the firm’s public sector client. As Director of Constituent Services for former Rep. Steven R. Rothman (D-9), she oversaw community outreach and communications, specialized in immigration casework and served as a liaison between the congressional office and community based leaders and organizations.
Alixon serves on the boards of the New Jersey Hispanic Research and Information Center, BlueWave NJ, and is an alumni of EmergeNJ, a nationwide organization that trains democratic women to run for public office.
As the head of The BGill Group’s Cannabis Industry division, Alixon leverages her extensive knowledge of municipal government, legislative affairs and local communities to help cannabis companies navigate New Jersey’s evolving regulatory and legislative landscape, while helping municipalities and their constituents understand and adjust to this emerging new industry. Alixon’s success in helping our cannabis clients forge the positive relationships crucial to their success has made her one of the premiere experts in New Jersey’s new cannabis laws and a sought-out advisor for both cannabis businesses and elected officials.
Alixon holds a degree in sociology and Latin American Literature from Rutgers University and has completed graduate level course work in international relations at New York University.