Jillian Gates has served at AAU since January 2017. As the Executive Assistant for Communications, she supports the vice president for communications as well as related AAU working groups, meetings, and activities. She also staffs the Public Affairs Network (PAN) Steering Committee and assists in the planning of the PAN annual conference.
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 received an undergraduate degree in Political Science from Lynchburg College.