Jillian Gates has served at AAU since January 2017. As Communications Associate, she 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.
Before her tenure at AAU Jillian served as a Legislative Assistant in the office of U.S. Congressman Representative Vern Buchanan (FL-16). There, she oversaw a diverse legislative portfolio including agriculture, animal rights, education, transportation, space, and U.S. postal issues.
Jillian is currently studying toward her M.A. in Communications at the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences at the Johns Hopkins University, and received an undergraduate degree in political science from Lynchburg College. She is a member of the Public Relations Society of America.