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Federal Relations

Supports the federal relations and public affairs vice presidents, as well as related AAU working groups, meetings, and activities. She assists in the planning of the Public Affairs Network (PAN) annual meeting.

Meredith Asbury has served at AAU since July 2015. As the Federal Relations Associate, she has primary responsibilities to provide policy, legislative, and analytical support to the federal relations and policy teams.

Julia Smith has served at AAU since February 2010. As Assistant Vice President for Federal Relations at the Association of American Universities, Julia has primary responsibilities for funding and policy issues related to the humanities, Department of Defense research, and Department of Energy re

Lizbet Boroughs has served at AAU since April 2015. As the Associate Vice President for Federal Relations, she has primary responsibilities for funding and policy issues related to the National Institutes of Health and USDA’s Agriculture and Food Research Initiative.

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.

Luis De Leon supports the federal relations departments as a Federal Relations Assistant.

Mollie Benz Flounlacker has served at AAU since January 2000.

Matt Owens has served at AAU since April 2002. As Vice President for Federal Relations and Administration, he oversees the AAU’s federal relations activities, as well as the Association’s office operations and finances.