Chris Alsup rejoined the Dell Government Affairs Team in 2016 as Senior Americas Manager. In that capacity, Chris promotes Dell’s policy interests and brand to the United States and other governments within the Americas. Chris also serves as the executive director of GovEvolve .
Chris most recently served as Chief of Staff for Rep. Michael McCaul (TX-10),
a fifth term Member and Chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee. As Chief of Staff, Chris managed the D.C. and district staff and operations of the Chairman’s personal office. In that role, Chris was responsible for collaborating with Committee and Leadership staff, outside interest groups, and Administration personnel to advance the Chairman’s legislative and political agendas.
Chris joined Chairman McCaul’s staff after working four years as a Senior Manager in Dell’s D.C. Government Affairs office. While with Dell, Chris developed and advocated policies to promote the brand visibility and wellbeing of the company. Chris routinely worked with C-level executives to advantageously engage them in priority issues with relevant policy makers. Chris was also internally responsible for providing the federal budgetary and policy analysis essential to informing strategic business planning decisions.
Prior to Dell, Chris served eight years with Rep. John Carter (TX-31). As Rep. Carter’s Legislative Director, Chris managed the legislative staff coordinating with district, congressional, and outside entities to advance the Congressman’s legislative agenda. Chris specifically focused on appropriations, foreign affairs, agriculture and military-related policies. In addition, Chris supported the Congressman on matters related to his position as House Army Caucus Co-Chair and Conference Secretary.
Prior to working for Rep. 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 in 1991; 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 was born and raised in central Illinois. He is a graduated of the University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor’s in Political Science, and earned his Certificate in Strategic Security Studies at National Defense University. Chris resides in Alexandria, VA with his wife, Julie, and their two daughters, Audrey and Caroline.