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 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.

Marlene K. Feldman `75
Chair, Advocacy & Government Relations Committee
Feldman LLC
Arthur H. Adler
Managing Member
Caves Valley Partners LLC
Brian J. Gibbons `84, `87
Chairman & CEO
Greenberg Gibbons Commercial
Timothy F. `Tim` Maloney
Joseph, Greenwald & Laake, P.A.
Robert R. Satterfield `96
Senior Vice President & Senior Portfolio Manager
Morgan Stanley Wealth Management
Dr. Philip L. Schneider, M.D. `79
The Centers for Advanced Orthopaedics
Catherine `Cathy` Merrill Williams
President & CEO


Ross Stern
Assistant to the President for Legislative and Community Relations