GovEvolve is the leading advocacy organization for small and medium-size businesses that support government innovation. GovEvolve works to support the technology industry by promoting public policies that encourage innovation and competitiveness. As the voice for these diverse business, the goal of GovEvolve is to help ensure that the government has access to the most modern technology.
Chris Alsup works with the Dell Government Affairs team as a Senior Director for the Americas. In that capacity, Chris promotes Dell’s policy interests and brand to the U.S. and other governments within the Americas. Chris also serves as Executive Director for the GovEvolve Channel Partner Trade Association.
Chris previously served as Chief of Staff for Congressman Michael McCaul (TX-10) during his tenure as Chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee. Chris joined Chairman McCaul’s staff after working four years as a Senior Manager in Dell’s DC Government Affairs office. Chris previously worked eight years with Congressman John Carter (TX-31), the current Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Subcommittee Ranking Member. As Carter’s Legislative Director, Chris managed his defense appropriations portfolio including Fort Hood’s military construction and policy priorities.
Chris was born and raised primarily in Central Illinois. He graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 2000 with a Bachelor’s in Political Science, and earned his Certificate in Strategic Security Studies at National Defense University. Prior to working for Congressman Carter, he worked for the Texas State House of Representatives during the 77th Texas Legislative Session.
Chris brings his own experience in the U.S. Army. He enlisted in the Illinois Army National Guard in December of 1990; attended Basic Training at North Fort Hood in1991; and 77W (Water Purification Specialist) training in 1992 at Ft. Lee, Virginia.
In 1993, Chris entered the Active Duty Army returning to Ft. Lee for a second training as a 92Y Unit Supply Specialist. Chris was first stationed at Ft. Kobe, Panama, with the 1st Battalion, 508th Airborne Infantry Regiment. After the Unit’s deactivation in 1994, Chris transferred to Fort Hood, TX and was assigned to Bravo Company, 1-8 Cavalry where he served as the Unit Armorer and Supply Sergeant. In 1995, Chris deployed to Kuwait as part of the Operation Intrinsic Action advance party with the 2nd Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division. In September of 1996, Chris was honorably discharged as a Sergeant, E-5.
Chris’s wife, Julie, is a Government Affairs Manager for International Paper. They met while working on Congressman Carter’s first campaign and later became friends while working in the Congressman’s DC office. They have been married since 2006, and have two children, Audrey and Caroline.
Rene LaVigne, President & CEO, Iron Bow
Belinda Guadarrama, President & CEO, GC Micro Corporation
Jeff Simanski, Director, Federal Channels, Dell Technologies
Elliott Williams, National Sales Director, Dell EMC
Chris Alsup, Executive Director of GovEvolve, Dell Government Affairs
GovEvolve is represented by Madison Services Group (MSGI), a woman-owned government relations business specializing in the small business, entrepreneurial and government contracting sectors located in Washington, D.C. We work with associations, non-profit organizations, and corporations to assist them in developing and executing strategic plans centered on top-tier advocacy.
Our approach is collaborative and expertise is based on our intimate knowledge of public policy. Our relationships run deep and our knowledge of the legislative and regulatory processes is unparalleled. We strive to ensure that GovEvolve achieves their desired policy outcomes and build their voice in Washington, D.C.