Doyle—VP Gov’t Relations
Today I was pleased to introduce J. Griffin “Griff” Doyle to the University of Georgia community as our institution’s next vice president for government relations, a role that Mr. Doyle has filled in an interim role for the past several months.
The vice president for government relations oversees the university’s liaison with federal, state and local governmental officials, with each area being under a director.
Griff Doyle’s depth of experience in the state, federal and local governmental arenas will make him a strong and effective advocate for the university’s interests He is well-known and respected among our elected representatives nationally and in the state and will do an outstanding job of representing UGA’s needs and aspirations in Washington and Georgia.
Doyle, who holds both bachelor’s and law degrees from UGA, has more than 30 years’ experience working in Georgia government, industry and education. Doyle had been serving UGA as its federal relations director, and prior to that he was UGA’s associate vice president for economic and community development. He previously served as associate director of the Carl Vinson Institute of Government and as director of UGA’s Regional Economic Development Partnership.
Prior to joining UGA’s staff, he was president of the Georgia Public Policy Foundation, assistant commissioner and executive assistant to the commissioner of the Georgia Department of Community Affairs, regional director of government and community relations for the Fort Howard Corp., deputy chief of staff to Georgia Gov. George Busbee, and an assistant U. S. attorney for the Northern District of Georgia.
I hope that the University of Georgia will join me in working with Griff Doyle as he takes on this new responsibility on a permanent basis.