Alexandra Wich is the director of external communications at ITG Brands. In this capacity, Wich manages reputational risk to the company, raises the profiles of key executives and serves as the designated media contact. In addition, Wich works closely with the government affairs team to develop key messages to advance advocacy priorities, align key stakeholders and broaden third-party outreach. She also serves as an officer of ITG Brands’ Political Action Committee, ITG PAC. Prior to joining ITG Brands, Wich served as a communications and government relations consultant to companies facing a myriad reputational, legislative and regulatory challenges, with a focus on providing strategic counsel, account management and materials production. Earlier in her career, Wich served as a legislative assistant to U.S. Senator Mark Kirk. In that role, she advised Kirk on a variety of economic issues important to Illinois. Her focuses included financial services, housing, tax, budget, small business and trade. Wich earned a bachelor’s degree in American politics and a certificate in finance from Princeton University.