Curtis Philp joined the Alpine Group after serving as deputy chief of staff to former Congressman Lamar Smith (TX-21) and as a staff member with the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee.
During his tenure on Capitol Hill, Curtis was the primary staff member responsible for policy and communications in Congressman Smith’s personal office. In this capacity, Curtis oversaw all legislative and press operations, which focused heavily on House Judiciary Committee issues – including intellectual property, privacy, telecommunications, technology, and immigration. He also provided counsel to the House Science Committee on intellectual property matters.
Prior to joining Congressman Smith’s office, Curtis worked for Representatives Louie Gohmert (TX-01) and Bill Cassidy (LA-06) handling a similar portfolio of issues. Curtis started his Congressional career in the office of Senator Charles Grassley (IA).
Curtis earned a B.B.A. in Management and Marketing from the University of Iowa and a J.D. from the Thomas M. Cooley Law School. He resides in Northern Virginia with his wife, Erin, and their daughter.