Subject Matter announced that Capitol Hill veteran, policy advisor and former Chief of Staff Sandra Alcala will join the firm’s government relations team beginning December 1, 2021. Alcala comes to the creative advocacy firm after nearly nine years on the Hill, most recently serving as Chief of Staff to Congressman Filemon Vela (D-TX).
“Subject Matter consistently delivers results for clients across a range of issues and sectors, producing innovative solutions from their deep-bench of advocacy talent,” said Alcala, “I’m excited to join Subject Matter to help contribute to the exceptional work of the firm.”
A coalition-builder and skilled-strategist, Alcala has worked in several roles on Capitol Hill including Director of Member Services for Chairman Hakeem Jeffries and the House Democratic Caucus. Prior to that role, she worked as Policy Director for the Congressional Hispanic Caucus where she worked with the Congressional Tri-Caucus to lead important legislative priorities including the Dream Act and the Health Equity and Accountability Act. As a former biomedical scientist with a Ph.D. in neuroscience, Alcala has an expansive and substantive background in science and technology, health, and immigration policy.
“With a closely divided Congress and in the lead up to a turbulent year with midterm elections, Sandra’s rich policy credentials and expertise in consensus building make her an invaluable hire,” said Subject Matter partner Steve Elmendorf, “Her blend of Member office, Congressional Caucus, federal agency, and private sector experience will greatly enhance our team’s ability to deliver on our client’s needs.”
Alcala’s addition to Subject Matter headlines continued firm growth and versatility in offering a full spectrum of services at a time when clients are seeking integrated strategy and execution.
About Subject Matter:
Subject Matter is a creative advocacy agency based in Washington, DC, providing a full suite of services – creative ad campaigns, strategic communications, government relations, event coordination – that empowers clients with the solutions they need to succeed and shape stories.