Following more than twelve years of community service experience in the Peachtree Corners community, Council member Alex Wright was elected to the City Council in 2012.
He is currently Director of Finance for the Grass Seed division of Central Garden and Pet. Previously he worked for Solvay Pharmaceuticals, The Home Depot and GlaxoSmithKline in a variety of finance roles.
Wright served four years as an officer in the U.S. Navy from 1992 to 1996, making multiple deployments overseas to Somalia and the Persian Gulf aboard the USS El Paso and the USS Briscoe.
Becoming a vocal advocate for the city in 2011 when he began writing a blog for a local online community newspaper, Wright won his District 3 seat in a runoff election in April 2012 and was re-elected running unopposed in 2015 and 2019.
He holds a B.S. in Management from The Georgia Institute of Technology, and a MBA from Wake Forest University in Winston Salem, North Carolina. He is also a 2016 graduate of Leadership Gwinnett.
A Georgia native, Wright and his wife, Loreen, have lived in the River Place neighborhood of Peachtree Corners since 2003 with their three sons and one daughter.