Alec Simantov

Director, RUP Core
  (202) 296-2741

Alec Simantov joined McAllister & Quinn in February 2022 as a Senior Research Analyst for the Research Universities Practice. In his current role as a Director, Alec leverages his expertise on the Federal budget and Congressional appropriations to provide strategic oversight on policy and legislative developments. Alec also co-leads internal content and knowledge management to shape the growth and development of the practice, including the advancement of the practice’s strategic intelligence function.

Prior to joining McAllister & Quinn, Alec spent five years at StateScape, providing legislative and regulatory tracking and research to industry, non-profit, and government clients. Alec spearheaded cross-team collaboration and introduced standardization of practices that led to productivity gains at the firm. Before this, Alec served as a Research Assistant for ACG Analytics covering a range of policy issues including energy and environment, trade, tax, and financial services.

Alec holds a Master of Public Policy (MPP) from George Mason University’s Schar School of Policy and Government. He received his B.A. in History and B.A. in Linguistics from the University of Maryland, College Park and is currently pursuing a Master of Arts (MA) in Economics from the University of Missouri, Columbia.


  • Intern, International Budget Partnership
  • Research Assistant, ACG Analytics
  • Lead Team Analyst, StateScape


  • Legislative/Policy Analysis
  • Regulatory Research/Tracking


B.A., University of Maryland

M.P.P., George Mason University