Alix Ritchie is an independent media strategy consultant, activist, and self-described agitator. She is a political leader in the women’s and LGBTQ equality movements. She was the founder and publisher of the Provincetown Banner, a community newspaper covering the outer arm of Cape Cod, which was recipient of the New England Press Association Newspaper of the Year Award. She has long been a feminist activist and is on the boards of LPAC, the Feminist Majority PAC, and the advisory board of Ms. Magazine. She is a member of the Board of the Center for Coastal Studies and has been a leader in regional and national efforts to create consensus between economic and environmental interests. She has been involved with and a supporter of numerous arts organizations and is currently a producer of several Broadway shows and two films.
Ritchie has been the recipient of numerous honors and awards including the New England Press Association Award for Serious Columnist, Certificate of Appreciation from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, National Appreciation Award from the Educational Facilities Center for outstanding contribution to the advancement of education in America, Environmental Recognition Award from the Massachusetts Secretary of Environmental Affairs, and the Person of the Year and Regional Leadership Award from the Planning Commissions and Councils of New England. She was selected as one of the 25 most influential people on Cape Cod and was chosen by the U.S. Presidential Commission on Executive Interchange to serve as consultant to the Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs, U.S. Treasury Department.