Our Team


Tim Leshan is the vice president for government relations at Northeastern, where he manages the university’s federal and state legislative policy agendas. He is the chief liaison to lawmakers and regulators, including the funding agencies from which faculty receive research grants. 

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Tim Leshan

Vice President for Government Relations


  • Brendan O’Bryan

    Government Relations Manager

  • Valerie Courtney

    Administrative Assistant to the Vice President for Government Relations

Government Relations

For inquiries regarding public policy advocacy, research initiatives and partnerships:

Office of Government Relations

716 Columbus Avenue

Suite 598

Boston, MA 02120