Margaret Parker Alexander

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Margaret Parker Alexander

"Co-founder and Managing Partner of Advantage, Inc., a national political, fundraising, and direct marketing consulting firm, Margaret Alexander Parker is one of America's most accomplished political fundraisers. She brings to Advantage, Inc. over 20 years of highly successful experience with a wide variety of Republican Party, corporate, non-profit and association clients.

"Parker returned full-time to Advantage, Inc. in January 2001 after a four year leave of absence to serve a second tour of duty as Finance Director of the Republican National Committee. In that capacity, she organized and led the fundraising team that shattered all national Party records for direct mail, telemarketing, and major donor fundraising -- records that Parker herself had set in her earlier turn at the RNC from 1989 to 1993. During the 2000 campaign she also served as an Executive Committee member of Victory 2000 and was appointed an Executive Committee member of the 54th Presidential Inaugural Committee.

"In the interval between her two terms at the RNC, Parker formed The Alexander Company, which assisted Presidential and Senatorial candidates, Fortune 100 companies, and non-profit organizations in fundraising and marketing. In 1999 she founded Advantage, Inc. with partner Jeff Butzke.

"Parker's other experience includes service as National Deputy Finance Chairman of the Bush-Quayle campaign in 1992; National Finance Director of the George Bush for President Committee in 1987-89; Senior Advisor to the Finance Chairman for the American Bicentennial Presidential Inaugural Committee; and consultant to the Office of Personnel at the Office of the President-elect. She has also held major national fundraising positions as Deputy Finance Director of Vice President George Bush's political action committee, The Fund for America's Future; Finance Director of GOPAC, then chaired by Delaware Governor Pierre (Pete) du Pont; and Deputy Director of major donor fundraising for the Reagan-Bush '84 campaign.

"A native of North Carolina, Parker received a B.A. in political science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is a member of the Board of Trustees of The American Council of Young Political Leaders and was appointed by President George W. Bush to serve on the President's Advisory Committee on the Arts at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. She currently resides with her husband, Anthony Weyburn Parker, in Washington, D.C." [1]

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  1. Margaret Parker Alexander, Aids Responsibility Project, accessed August 20, 2008.