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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.

Noel Hirst

Noel Hirst

Senior Associate Vice President and Chief Administration Officer
Noel leads the administrative and financial operations that enable External Relations to achieve its strategic and operational goals.

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

Associate Vice President for Community Engagement
Megan leads efforts toward more purposeful and organized engagement between Stanford and the external communities with which the university interacts.

Matthew Tiews

Matthew Tiews

Interim Senior Associate Vice President for the Arts
Associate Vice President for Campus Engagement

In the arts, Matthew is planning the next phase of development for the arts organizations within the Vice President for the Arts portfolio.