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New Federal Relations Director

The Texas Tech University System is welcoming Jennifer Brown as the new senior director of Federal Relations. Brown will represent the TTU System in Washington, D.C. for all federal government affair

Brown’s career includes various positions on Capitol Hill. Since 2013, she has served as the chief of staff for the U.S. House Committee on Science, Space and Technology. Previously, she spent eight years as chief of staff for Congressman Lamar Smith. She is a former board member and officer of the Texas State Society of Washington, D.C.

A fifth generation Houstonian, Brown resides in Washington, D.C. with her husband, Barry, children, Leighton and Gipson, and their dog, Tex. She is an alumna of the University of Colorado at Boulder where she earned her bachelor’s in political science.

Brown fills the position vacated when former director Kristina Butts was named TTU System Chief of Staff in August. Brown will officially assume her new duties Oct. 23.

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