Andreae & Associates - Facilitating International Business

Who We Are

The global marketplace of today is increasingly complex, affected by such interlacing factors as new regulatory frameworks and tax policies, a rapidly evolving copyright environment, shifting relations between countries, environmental concerns, and the strong influence of domestic political pressures on governments’ policies worldwide. Constant change in both policy and market forces is the medium in which international businesses must operate today, and our guidance helps the client understand and adjust to these changes. We provide assistance in the development of strategies not only to solve problems and avoid potential dangers, but to take advantage of opportunities as well.


Charles N. Andreae, III
Chip Andreae is the founder and President of Andreae & Associates, Inc., a Washington, DC-based consulting firm specializing since 1991 in risk management and government relations strategies for international firms operating in emerging markets and across the globe. He worked for thirteen years on Capitol Hill, including 4 years with the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence and five years as Chief of Staff for Senator Richard Lugar of Indiana. Working with the International Republican Institute and the National Democratic Institute, Mr. Andreae helped train newly created political parties for two years in Bulgaria, two years in Romania, and two years in South Africa. From 2004-2008, Mr. Andreae was CEO of Bell Pottinger, USA, where he led a multi-national effort to assist the Department of Defense in a classified program based out of the Middle East. Since 2005, Mr. Andreae has served as co-chairman of Partnership for a Secure America, a non-profit organization, which strives to promote responsible foreign policy through bipartisan action. In addition to his consulting practice, Mr. Andreae has served as a Visiting Lecturer at the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. Mr. Andreae holds an M.A. in Government from Georgetown University and a B.A. in Political Science and History from Denison University.

Vice Presidents

Bill Nixon
For more than two decades, Bill Nixon has served at the highest levels of the executive and legislative branches of the U.S. government, operating at the critical intersection between policy, communications, and campaign management. A former award-winning journalist, he was the youngest chief speechwriter in the administration of President Ronald Reagan, responsible for helping shape, articulate, and disseminate the president’s social and healthcare agenda. As a senior staff member in the United States Senate, Bill was actively engaged in foreign and domestic policy initiatives, including over a decade of work on the Senate Finance, Government Affairs, and Banking Committees. His areas of focus included international relations, trade, health care, taxation, education, and government oversight, including involvement with the World Trade Organization (WTO) and restructuring of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) following the end of the Cold War. Nixon was a staff member of the North Atlantic Assembly (NAA) and maintains key interaction with politicians, media, and opinion leaders throughout the world.

Browning Rockwell
Browning has over 25 years of marketing and business development experience in international business and global trade transactions. His particular expertise lies in identifying and assembling key experts in deal negotiations, contract developments and strategic alliances. He possesses and in-depth knowledge and understanding of international business climate and customs with extensive travel and work experience throughout Europe, Asia, South America, Africa, and the Middle East.

Bob Kelley
Bob has over 30 years experience in senior Counsel positions with the US Senate Intelligence Committee, the US House of Representatives National Security Committee, as Deputy US Senate Legal Counsel, and in senior positions in the US State and Defense Departments, including nearly two years in Iraq as Advisor to Ambassador Negroponte and the Coalition Authority on US Congressional Affairs. In the private sector, he represented and carried out strategic communications programs on behalf of foreign governments, including Mozambique, South Africa, the City of Frankfurt, Germany, and corporate clients, including Japan Airlines, the Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association and Motorola in Kuwait and Saudi Arabia.


Alex Braha
Alex joined Andreae & Associates after obtaining a master's degree in International Security from the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver. At Korbel, she focused on intelligence analysis and homeland security, with a regional focus on South Asia. She was part of a team that produced a white paper for the Governor of Colorado on the future of homeland security and emergency management as well as organized and executed a crisis engagement and negotiation simulation that centered on humanitarian disaster and transnational terrorism in Latin America. Her professional experience includes managing operations for a private equity firm focused on foreign investment in the US, director of development for a literacy nonprofit, and corporate trip coordinator for an outdoor guiding school. She has numerous professional experiences setting up and leading teams in innovative and unprecedented projects, including managing a team of sixty with three hundred clients working in a remote location with limited communications. Alex also holds a BA in Philosophy with an emphasis on public affairs from George Washington University.

Strategic Associates

Bill Marlow
Bill is an internationally recognized authority on Information Security / Risk and Critical Infrastructure Protection. He spent 10 years as a Senior Vice President at Science Applications International Corporation where he was focused on Homeland Security, Critical Infrastructure Protection and specifically on International Security Cooperation. Bill is still an active participant in Critical Infrastructure Protection on a worldwide basis, working closely with Global Governments as well as Financial Institutions, Energy Corporations, Pharmaceutical Companies and Internet Service Providers on various National Plans and International Cooperation. He regularly advises members of the U.S. Congress, the European Union Parliament and several Asian Governments as well.

Thomas Medaglia
Tom Medaglia has spent nearly twenty years working on government relations issues in the private sector of the energy industry. He began with Amoco, covering state government relations, and then dealt with federal government relations for BP-Amoco. He was then President of RWE North America Corp, also working in federal government relations, and has recently started Thomas & Associates, a government relations consulting firm. Prior to working in energy Mr. Medaglia practiced law, specializing among other issues in corporate and real estate law. He holds a B.A. in Education from The Ohio State University, and a J.D. from the Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Michigan. He is licensed to practice law in Ohio and Michigan and is a member of the United States Supreme Court.

David Sowells
David Sowells is an expert in public affairs and international strategic communications. He has advised numerous governments, corporations and non-profits including HSBC on political and media engagement, Trafigura on grassroots and media relations, and the International Executive Service Corps on digital media and corporate relations. David has held a series of senior positions in public affairs agencies including Fleishman Hillard and the Bell Pottinger Group, where he was responsible for Bell Pottinger’s international public affairs networks, working closely with offices in London, Washington DC, New York, Tampa, Brussels, Singapore, and the Middle East, as well as associates and alliances throughout the world. During his career at Bell Pottinger, David was head of Bell Pottinger USA, and before that head of Bell Pottinger Public Affairs, one of the most successful public affairs agencies in the EU, with a team of consultants in London and Brussels advising over 70 clients. Using his knowledge and experience of the political institutions of Westminster, Brussels and Washington DC, he brings a genuine international dimension to his clients.