Katy Button, Associate Vice President for Federal Relations

Katy Button serves as the Associate Vice President for Federal Relations at Georgetown University. In this role, she serves as the Office of Government Relations and Community Engagement point person on all issues related to the federal government and the University’s primary liaison to Congress and the Executive Branch.

A graduate from the School of Foreign Service in 1994, Katy returns to Georgetown after an impressive career spanning the government, philanthropic and private sectors. Prior to returning to her alma mater, she served as a senior government relations official at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation working to build bipartisan support for international health and development programs. Previously, Katy served as Chief of Staff of the U.S. Networks division at Discovery Communications, managing operations, logistics and strategy for the Discovery Channel, TLC and Animal Planet among others. Katy also led the start-up of the Women’s United Soccer Association and later served as General Manager for the Washington Freedom, the league’s marquee team. Under her leadership, the team led the league in attendance and won the league’s inaugural Community Service Award. Prior to that Katy served in the Clinton White House as a policy advisor.