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Martin Shell

Martin Shell

The Office of External Relations is led by Martin Shell, Vice President and Chief External Relations Officer for the University.

Ryan Adesnik

Vice President for Government Affairs
Ryan manages the university’s government affairs efforts at the federal, state, and local level.

Jon Denney

Vice President for Development
Jon sets the development agenda, establishes goals, and oversees the fundraising operations across the university.

Farnaz Khadem

Vice President for University Communications
Farnaz is responsible for the university’s centrally-managed internal and external communications and public relations activities.

Megan Swezey Fogarty

Senior Associate Vice President for Community Engagement
Megan leads efforts toward more purposeful and organized engagement between Stanford and external communities. 

Stephany Baker 

Assistant Vice President for Community and Culture
Stephany leads External Relations’ commitment to fostering a culture and community that cultivates opportunities for collaboration, learning, development, and workforce appreciation