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Meet Our Leaders: Driving Growth and Innovation

Alexandra Preate

founder and Chief Executive Officer
Alexandra PreateAlexandra V. Preate is founder and Chief Executive Officer of CapitalHQ. Preate specializes in advising industry leaders, Fortune 500 companies, authors, think tanks, and non-profit organizations on media relations, crisis communications, strategic partnerships, development, business strategy, and more. Preate has extensive relationships at every major national media outlet, and her clients are regularly featured on FOX News, FOX Business Network, ABC, NBC, CNBC, CBS, CNN, Breitbart, The Hill, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal. Prior to founding CapitalHQ, Preate was a Director at the American Swiss Foundation, assisting the organization’s President Faith Whittlesey, two-time U.S. Ambassador to Switzerland and Assistant to the President for Public Liaison on the Reagan White House Senior Staff. Preate was a founding member of the Monday Meeting and is a member of the Columbus Citizens’ Foundation and The Pennsylvania Society. Preate has been featured on FOX News, MSNBC, POLITICO, and The Wall Street Journal.

Ashley Mocarski

Vice President of External Affairs

Carey Dunn Sirianni

CHIEF DEVELOPMENT OFFICER
Ashley MocarskiAshley Mocarski currently serves as the Vice President of External Affairs at CapitalHQ. Mocarski is a highly experienced and skilled professional with a decade’s worth of experience in managing complex projects with multiple stakeholders. Mocarski most recently served as Senior Director for Development at the America First Policy Institute (AFPI). Prior to AFPI, Mocarski served on as the Director of External Affairs and Development for the Trump Victory Finance Committee. Mocarski previously worked at the White House as a Special Assistant to the President in the Office of Press and Communications, Office of Cabinet Affairs, and Office of Political Affairs, where she helped build media relations, strategic initiatives, and coalition-building strategies. Mocarski also worked on the 2016 Presidential Campaign for then-candidate Donald J. Trump. Prior to her work in Washington, D.C., Mocarski worked at the Greater New York Hospital Association and served on the development teams at Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens. Mocarski attended St. John’s University in Queens, New York, with a Bachelor of Science.

Carey Dunn Sirianni

CHIEF DEVELOPMENT OFFICER
Carey Dunn SirianniCarey Dunn Sirianni is Chief Development Officer at CapitalHQ. Sirianni offers an unparalleled breadth of experience and extensive contacts with a proven track record of success of development. Sirianni has served as a leading advisor for charitable entities as well as dozens of candidates for offices ranging from the White House to local magistrate. Sirianni is recognized for her sharp understanding of the development world, keen insight, strategic development plans, and unrelenting commitment to achieving each goal for each client. For every client, her intense focus and goal is to build the relationships that are critical not only to mounting an effective development campaign but also to shaping the public perception of important issues and to governing effectively. The same strategies and coalitions that lead to successful campaigns can shape legislative battles, public debate on the issues and raise brands from crowded fields to the top.

Matt Schuck

Vice President of Public Relations
Matt SchuckMr. Schuck is a seasoned political strategist with over a decade of experience in communications and campaigns. Mr. Schuck joins Capital HQ from Actum, a global consulting firm specializing in government relations and strategic communications, where he held the role of Senior Vice President. Prior to this, he served as Senior Major Gifts Officer at the American Cornerstone Institute, founded by Dr. Ben Carson. Previously, he served as Communications Director for Representative Jason Smith and the House Budget Committee, contributing significantly to Representative Smith’s national visibility and shaping the Republican conference’s messaging. Mr. Schuck also held positions as White House Liaison for the United States Agency for Global Media, Communications Director for Representative Sean Duffy, and Communications Director for Secretary Ben Carson at Housing and Urban Development. In 2016, Mr. Schuck served as the Wisconsin Director of Communications for Donald Trump’s Presidential Campaign. Originally from Potomac, Maryland, Matt now resides in Arlington with his wife Ticha, and son Davin.

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