ALEXANDER J. BOURNE
Alexander Bourne stems from a family that believes education, hard work, and a well-cultivated vocation go hand-in-hand. Mr. Bourne has dedicated his life to community advocacy and campaign development for political candidates seeking to be socially, economically and culturally inclusive. Through socially innovative engagement strategies, Mr. Bourne has cultivated spaces for learning and the advancement of campaigns through collaboration, risk mitigation, and resource mobilization.
Mr. Bourne has an education background in English Literature, chemistry and Biology from Xavier University of Louisiana. Since starting his career in entrepreneurship, advocacy and non-profit management, he has learned research-based models and formulated multidisciplinary approaches to problem-solving. Since 2008, he has worked for, or in collaboration with dozens of organizations in the Greater New Orleans area.
Prior to seeking to represent Ward 6 on the St. Paul City Council, Mr. Bourne was a political consultant and entrepreneur. Alexander is currently owns Bourne Product Concepts. He is the Board Chairman for Patina Shoe Parlor’s Annual Creative Showcase. He is a former advisory board member for Childhood & Family Learning Foundation. He’s a 2013 Millennial Nominee for Business and a 2014 Spotlight on Success Honoree. Additionally, he was a part of the 2014 Bryan Bell Metropolitan Leadership Forum (BBMLF) cohort that has sought to identify emerging community leaders and stimulate their interest and involvement in community service where he learned to provide information about, analysis of and opportunities to explore key metropolitan issues and needs.
In his work, Mr. Bourne relies heavily on the skills he honed while working in both, the nonprofit and private sectors. He also couples such experience with volunteer work on environmental causes with organizations like Green Light New Orleans and Louisiana Bucket Brigade, as well as leadership roles as a mentor to youth and his peers. Alexander is determined to continue exercising his passions about leadership development for marginalized and low-income youth, cross-cultural education and engagement through multi-media, art, and, culture.