June 28, 2017 10:05 ET

AlphaVu Announces Appointment of Former Illinois Senator Mark Kirk to Board of Advisors

Kirk Brings Invaluable Expertise to Leading Data Company

WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwired - Jun 28, 2017) - AlphaVu, the leader in social listening, data mining, and public opinion research in the public transit and infrastructure industries, today announced the addition of former Illinois Senator Mark Kirk to its board of advisors. Senator Kirk brings decades of intelligence experience and political acumen to his new role.

Elected to the House in 2000, Kirk served five terms as Representative of Illinois' 10th district before joining the Senate in 2010, filling President Obama's vacated seat. Working on a variety of infrastructure issues, Kirk often partnered with fellow Illinois Senator Dick Durbin to bring federal funding to transportation projects across his home state. Notably, Kirk introduced the Lincoln Legacy Infrastructure Development Act, legislation aimed at removing obstacles for private investment in roads, airports, rail, and transit.

Prior to his service in the Congress, Kirk practiced law, worked as an officer at the World Bank and Counsel to the House International Relations Committee. Kirk served as a reserve intelligence officer for 23 years, including work with the Defense Intelligence Agency in the National Military Command Center before retiring in 2013 at the rank of Commander. 

"I'm a big believer in the power of actionable intelligence," said former Senator Mark Kirk. "AlphaVu knows how to mine vast data resources and use the resulting intelligence to help problem-solvers in our cities, counties, and regions make better decisions. AlphaVu's ability to represent public opinion at a granular, local level is instrumental in empowering elected officials and private companies building America's new infrastructure."

"We are honored to welcome Senator Kirk to AlphaVu's board of advisors," said AlphaVu CEO Scott Wilkinson. "As a legislator and a public figure, he has an intimate knowledge of how AlphaVu's unique social listening intelligence enhances the important strategic and tactical decisions facing today's leaders."

About AlphaVu LLC
AlphaVu LLC is a Washington, D.C. based company with proprietary data systems and algorithms helping corporate, issue advocacy, public infrastructure organizations, trade associations, and members of Congress know exactly what chatter is important, what opportunities are emerging and who can help push agendas forward. AlphaVu's real-world understanding of how people communicate and share information empowers its clients to deliver a more effective and unifying messaging, giving them the edge to succeed in today's data age.

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