Alexia Mays

CEO at Lexthom Research and Development,LLC

  • Minority Outreach
  • Personal Development

Expert Credentials

American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress 2016 National Center for Crisis Management 2015 Harvard Chan School of Executive and Continuing Professional Education 2007 Crisis Prevention Institute 2005 Tulane University Hematology and Rare Medicine 1995 University of Southwestern Louisiana Political Science 1991

Background

Professional Summary Innovator and researcher with 25 years in research, strategy, outreach and crisis management.. Experienced in all aspects of outreach and strategy, operation and management. Visionary and builder with deep education in research and analytics. Effective communicator and motivator who identifies, researches, and assesses to reach goals. Relentless optimist who believes there is no failure, only feedback. Skills -Strong command of business and management principles as they pertain to development, research, targeting and and leading others. -Deep background in targeting analytics with experience using project management and developer of CVP voting geographical targeting. Motivated team player with excellent public speaking ability and oral, written, and interpersonal communication. -Initiator and problem-solver using creativity, resourcefulness, and assets to break down and overcome obstacles. -Lifelong learner committed to staying on top of the best current and emerging outreach and political practices, especially in a targeting context. -Attentive listener who is not afraid to incorporate the opinions of others into policy and planning. Work Experience Founder and CEO LexthomResearch and Development October 2012 – present Direct all organizational operations, policies, and objectives to maximize productivity and returns. Analyze complex scenarios and use creative problem-solving to turn challenges into solutions. Monitor cost-effectiveness of operations and personnel using quantitative data, offering feedback and making cuts where necessary Coordinate and approve budgets for development, marketing, overhead, and growth. Independent Consultant May 1996 – July 2012 Offer outreach strategy, messaging and data to organizations, associations, potential political candidates, incumbents and political parties. Developed field outreach plans, targeting and gotv with strategic messaging. Led trainings statewide for outreach targeting and gotv messaging.. Assisted with development and implementation of national field operation plans and national democratic party presidential travel and messaging. Education American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress 2016 National Center for Crisis Management 2015 Harvard Chan School of Executive and Continuing Professional Education 2007 Crisis Prevention Institute 2005 Tulane University Hematology and Rare Medicine 1995 University of Southwestern Louisiana Political Science 1991 Career Highlights 1996 Southern Field Director -Mary Landrieu 2004 Kerry/Edwards Presidential Election First African American Female State Director on a National Victory Campaign in Louisiana 2005-2006 Director of Outreach Operations, New Orleans Mayors’ race. Directed the only satellite voting in the nation’s history for displaced residents after Katrina 2008 Regional Field Director Southern Ballot Initiative In charge of 3 states efforts to get out the vote. 2009- 2011 Non Partisan Initiative Outreach Contractor In charge of gotv and voter awareness partnerships with faith based communities, Greek organizations, beauty associations, and community organizations 2012 Launched Lexthomresearch and Development,LLC The South’s only minority owned, all female Firm. Activities I attend and speak at women events, and sickle cell and cultural diversity conferences throughout the year to provide information, research and to motivate . I dedicate a great portion of my time away from work to increase awareness on sickle cell and to mentor to children without parents. Hobbies Hunting, Fishing, Rollerskating

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