- Executive Director, Federal Relations
Tony is the Executive Director of Federal Relations for the University of Pittsburgh, serving as the point of contact to federal policy makers and running the University’s Washington, DC office.
He joined Pitt after his fifteen year tenure at the National Science Foundation, where he served as Senior Advisor for Legislative Affairs in the Office of Legislative and Public Affairs. His duties included oversight of Congressional processes relating to the Foundation, including liaison responsibilities for members of Congress and senior Congressional staff. He joined the Foundation after serving as a senior advisor to three Presidential Science Advisors in the White House Office Science and Technology Policy (1997-2002).
Before serving in the White House, Mr. Gibson worked in several key policy positions in the Senate and House of Representatives (1992-1997). He finished his tenure on Capitol Hill serving as a Legislative Director overseeing the legislative strategy and policy direction for a member of the House Science Committee.
Tony graduated from Northern Arizona University with a Bachelor of Science in Political Science. He completed his Master of Arts, with Distinction, in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College, as well as post-graduate executive-level training at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government and the U.S. Government’s Federal Executive Institute.