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Advocacy and Government Relations Committee

The Advocacy and Government Relations Committee assists the board by reaching out to the Maryland community and stakeholders (including elected and appointed officials, business executives, alumni, faculty, students, civic and community leaders and the general public) to advance higher education in general and the University of Maryland, College Park, in particular while promoting their human, social, educational and economic impact.

The board has delegated authority to the committee to: review and assess legislation and/or policy at the local, state and national levels relative to the foundation and/or university; create and coordinate with university staff the board’s advocacy and government relations outreach strategy and related activities in support of the foundation’s and university’s priorities; collect data regarding trustees’ legislative districts and any relationships with federal, state and local officials to inform execution of board’s advocacy and government relations outreach strategy; and develop with university staff informational materials to brief trustees and other stakeholders on matters of federal, state or local government policy relative to the foundation and/or university.

Portrait of Arthur H. Adler

Arthur H. Adler

Managing Member, Caves Valley Partners LLC
Portrait of Richard D. “Rick” Davis M.A. ’84

Richard D. “Rick” Davis M.A. ’84

Retired Executive Vice President of News Standards and Practices, CNN
Portrait of Brian J. Gibbons ’84, J.D. ’87

Brian J. Gibbons ’84, J.D. ’87

Chairman and CEO, Greenberg Gibbons Commercial
Portrait of Timothy F. “Tim” Maloney

Timothy F. “Tim” Maloney

Partner, Joseph, Greenwald & Laake, P.A.
Portrait of Catherine “Cathy” Merrill

Catherine “Cathy” Merrill

President and CEO, Washingtonian
Portrait of Laura I. Scheeler

Laura I. Scheeler

Principal and COO, Resource Solutions, Inc.


Chair: Arthur Adler
Committee staff: Ross Stern
Executive Director for Government Relations, Office of the President
1129 Miller Administration Building
7901 Regents Drive, College Park, MD 20742 | 301.405.6637

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