Deputy Director named for University of Chicago’s Federal Relations Office

Matthew Greenwald, who has extensive experience in the Congressional budgeting process and in government funding of science research, has been appointed Deputy Director of Federal Relations in the University of Chicago’s Office of Federal Relations, effective June 1.

“Matt will be based in the University’s Washington office, where he will help lead the University’s efforts to engage more effectively on policy and funding issues impacting university-based research, healthcare, education and the University’s role in the management of Argonne National Laboratory and Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory,” said Scott Sudduth, Associate Vice President for Federal Relations for the University of Chicago.

Greenwald joins the University after an extensive career in public policy issues of interest to the University.

During the second term of the Clinton administration, Greenwald served as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Senate Liaison in the Office of Congressional Affairs at the Department of Energy and was responsibile for building and sustaining support in the U.S. Senate for the department’s mission and budget during the tenure of Secretary Bill Richardson.

Prior to his appointment at the Department of Energy, he also served as senior budget analyst on the Senate Budget Committee for all funding issues related to energy, environment, science, space and technology for former Chairman Jim Sasser and Ranking Member Jim Exon.

He has also been manager of medicine research policy for the University of California, San Diego.

Immediately before his University appointment, Greenwald served as senior representative with the federal government and local jurisdictions for the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority on all policy and budget issues related to homeland security.

He received a B.A. in Economics from Clark University and a master’s in Public Policy from Georgetown University. He will work in the University’s new Washington office at 1730 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W., Suite 275.