Lacey Biles is a vice president at InState Partners. He offers comprehensive state government affairs and strategic counsel while ensuring that his clients are positioned to be proactive and opportunistic in diverse political climates. Lacey has worked in politics for more than 15 years. His experience includes working with legislative campaigns, PACs, public affairs, and ballot initiatives.
He also has significant experience with emerging growth companies, having spent part of his career working in a successful genetics startup. As a result, Lacey understands the challenges facing emerging growth companies and the dynamic, nimble decision making required to make them successful. Lacey received his J.D. degree from the University of Memphis, Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law and his bachelor’s degree from the University of the South.
Liz Carter is Director of Legislative Affairs at Advantage Capital, coordinating the firm’s advocacy efforts and acting as a liaison with other Advantage departments and industry partners.
Previously, Liz was Director of Outreach for the Partnership for Job Creation, an industry coalition of New Market Tax Credit practitioners advocating for Congress to strengthen the NMTC as well as make it a permanent part of the federal tax code. In December 2020, Congress granted the NMTC the largest-ever extension in program history, $25 billion over five years. Before that, she worked for the Historic Tax Credit Coalition, which played an integral role in preserving the HTC in the federal tax code during Congress’ tax reform effort in 2017.
Liz received her master’s in History of American Decorative Arts from Parsons School of Design and her bachelor’s in English and Art History from Smith College.
Alex Johnson is the President of InState Partners, leading a dynamic and experienced team of state affairs professionals from across the country. Offering comprehensive state government affairs and strategic counsel, he works to ensure that clients are well informed about state political environments and current policy issues.
Alex has worked in politics for over 20 years working on campaigns, PACs and political committees. Previously, Mr. Johnson served as the founding director of both the Republican Legislative Committee and the Republican Lieutenant Governor Association. More recently, he served as senior vice president at FP1 Strategies and founded a boutique state affairs firm.
Alex received his bachelor’s degree in history and political science from Marquette University. He currently serves on the executive committee of the board for the America Council of Young Political Leaders.