Founder, Veracity Media
Alex Torpey, founder and managing partner of the strategy consulting firm Veracity Media, was dubbed ‘the Social Media Mayor’ by Inc. Magazine. A recognized leader in the areas of governance, transparency, internet advocacy and leadership, Alex became one of the youngest mayors in the United States at age 23 in 2011, and led his hometown through four years of measurable fiscal responsibility and debt reduction, economic investment & revitalization, crime reduction, transparency and community engagement. Alex’s passion for his office, engaging his peers and ideas on post-partisan collaborative governance has been recognized and profiled, for example in the New York Times, Inc. Magazine, Mashable, Next City and the Star-Ledger, and he lectures and often speaks on these topics, for example at Social Media Week, the Personal Democracy Forum, the National Constitution Center, Belfast Technology Conference and POLITICO. In the fall of 2014, Alex was appointed an Adjunct Faculty of governance and technology at Seton Hall University co-teaching transparency and open government concepts to graduate students. Alex also serves on the Advisory Board of New Jersey’s New Leaders Council and is a 2014 James Madison Fellow at the Millennial Action Project.
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