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Federal Relations

Jillian Gates supports AAU’s constituent and public outreach operations by the timely drafting, delivery, and placement of AAU’s member communications and other related communications products. 

Meredith is responsible for policy projects and assisting with federal relations activities relating to immigration, science and security, technology transfer, economic development/engagement, and regulatory reform.

Lizbet Boroughs has served at AAU since April 2015.

Amy Scott has served at AAU since May 2005. As the Associate Vice President for Federal Relations, she has primary responsibilities for funding and policy issues related to the National Science Foundation and NASA and SBIR issues.

As Executive Assistant, Luis De Leon supports the executive vice and vice president for federal relations and the vice president for communications as well as related AAU working groups, meetings, and activities.

Mollie Benz Flounlacker has served at AAU since January 2000.

Matt Owens has served at AAU since April 2002. As Executive Vice President and Vice President for Federal Relations, he provides strategic leadership and management to the association’s priorities.