Gary Steinke, Governmental Relations, (515) 294-4941
Steve Sullivan, News Service, (515) 294-3720
IOWA STATE NAMES MURPHY TO WASHINGTON D.C. STAFF
AMES, Iowa Jon Murphy has been named associate director of
governmental relations at Iowa State University.
Murphy's appointment is effective Jan. 3. He will be based in Washington,
D.C., and will serve as legislative liaison to the Iowa Congressional
delegation and to federal agencies.
Murphy joins Iowa State from Iowa Congressman Leonard Boswell's office,
where he served as legislative assistant to the congressman for key issues
including agriculture, energy, trade and environment.
"We're pleased to have an individual with Jons skills and
experience representing Iowa State University, the Board of Regents and the
State of Iowa in Washington," said Gary Steinke, director of governmental
relations. "It's critical that ISU's strengths and needs are communicated
effectively at the federal level."
Murphy previously served three years as a legislative assistant in the
Iowa Legislature. He is a Des Moines native and an ISU alumnus with a
bachelors degree in political science.
"Jon has first-hand experience understanding the strengths and priorities
of our state and the university, as well as solid working relationships with
the entire Iowa Congressional delegation," Steinke said. "He will play a
critical role in raising the profile of Iowa State University in Congress
and among key federal agencies."
The Washington, D.C., office for Iowa State University will be located in
the Fairchild Building, 499 South Capitol Street SW, Suite 406, Washington,