Bill Andresen is currently Associate Vice-President for Federal Affairs at the University of Pennsylvania.
Prior to joining Penn, Bill worked at Dutko Worldwide as Senior Vice-President where he represented a number of corporate and non-profit clients. During his time at Dutko Bill was citied as one of Washington D.C.’s most effective and influential lobbyists.
During his more than 20 year career on Capitol Hill, Bill served as Chief of Staff to Connecticut Senator Joe Lieberman from 1992-2003, guiding the Senator’s policy and political agenda. As Sen. Lieberman’s Chief of Staff, Bill was named numerous times as one of the 50 most influential Congressional Staffers by Roll Call, a Capitol Hill newspaper.
Bill started his Capitol Hill career as Chief of Staff to California Congressman Mel Levine. He served Rep. Levine in the same capacity when Levine served in the California State Assembly.
In 2004 Bill served as Vice-President for Federal Affairs at the Democratic Leadership Council, where he served as a liaison to Democratic Members of Congress and assisted the in the development of that organization’s policy and political agendas.
Bill is married with 3 children. He has a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations from the University of Southern California. He sits on the Board of Directors for the Center for Excellence in Education, the Center for Inspired Teaching, and the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation. He is also President of the Science Coalition, a non-profit organization composed of 50 research universities dedicated to informing Congress and the Administration about the importance of funding basic research and is a Senior Advisor to Third Way, a progressive non-profit think tank.