Novak Strategic Advisors is led by founder and president Alan P. Novak, who has dedicated over 30 years of experience and relationships to helping people get their organizations, issues, and causes noticed and acted upon through consensus and collaboration. Through his leadership and government affairs solutions, Alan has consistently been described as “someone who makes good organizations better.”
Today, personalized, executive-level service and attention to the smallest details are hallmarks of the values Alan has instilled in the firm. “We want our clients to consider the experience–as well as the results–a great success,” Alan says.
In establishing Novak Strategic Advisors in 2001, Alan knew that decades of intense political experience can translate into real-world solutions. He had a vision of a firm where government affairs and grassroots solutions would be provided by senior-level strategists who were hands-on and in constant contact with their clients.
Alan’s leadership style, creative input, and ability to build consensus were tapped when he served as a member of Governor Tom Corbett’s Transition Team (2010-11) and as chairman of the Republican State Committee of Pennsylvania (1996-2005). He currently serves as executive director of the Professional Dairy Managers of Pennsylvania and is a member of the Board of Trustees for Ursinus College, the Chester County Economic Development Council and several community non-profit boards.
In these leadership roles, Alan has earned a reputation for experienced input and analysis while still keeping that outside-the-box perspective.
Always visible, Alan is regularly sought by news media to comment on the political process. His assessments have appeared in the pages of The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post, as well as on CNN, Fox News Network, ABC, MSNBC, Philadelphia talk radio programs, and many of Pennsylvania’s local news programs.
Alan describes his representation as being “constant and conscientious,” the value of which he learned as both an attorney and political party leader.
As an attorney for Conrad O’Brien, Alan practices in municipal law and land use law as well as civil litigation. Known for his legal expertise in local government, he served as solicitor for several municipal authorities, local governments, and local government entities. Today he is of counsel with the firm.
Alan was also the longest serving Chairman of Pennsylvania’s Republican Party (1996-2005). He was the architect of nearly a decade of Republican dominance in statewide elections and is regularly recognized on PoliticsPA.com’s “Power 50 List.” When Alan stepped down, one political power broker described him as someone with the “ability to persuade, cajole and convince somebody they should do something.”
Alan is a 1971 graduate of Ursinus College and a 1975 graduate of Villanova Law School.