Alumnus D. Andrew Dill has been appointed director of federal relations, effective July 30.
He succeeds J. Griffin Doyle, who was promoted to vice president for government relations at UGA in 2011.
The director of federal relations position will be based in Washington, D.C., where Dill currently lives.
Since April 2011, Dill has served as manager of government relations and policy for the General Electric Co. He started with GE in its experienced commercial leadership program in 2009 after working as a regional representative for U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson from 2007 to 2009.
As director, Dill is responsible for planning, coordinating and executing university priorities with the federal government that enhance the university’s research, instruction and outreach missions. He is the university’s principal liaison with Congress, federal departments and agencies as well as with higher education associations and related advocacy groups.
In addition to coordinating UGA’s government relations program and assisting with the development and implementation of the university’s federal agenda, Dill will help connect faculty and administrators with key elected and appointed officials, including coordinating visits for both groups in Washington and Athens.