Advocacy Governance Committee

The purpose of the INFORMS Advocacy Governance Committee (AGC) is to provide strategic guidance, oversight, and counsel for the INFORMS advocacy efforts. These efforts aim to increase the awareness and interest in O.R. and Analytics, to enhance the visibility and reputation of INFORMS among policymakers, and to grow membership engagement with advocacy activities with the ultimate goal of furthering the broader impact of INFORMS. 

Membership 

Ritu Agarwal, University of Maryland - 1/1/20 - 12/31/2021
Laura Albert, University of Wisconsin - 1/1/20 - 12/31/2021
Opher Baron, University of Toronto- 1/1/20 - 12/31/2021
Nathaniel D. Bastian, Department of Defense Joint Intelligence Center - 1/1/20 - 12/31/2021
Sudip Bhattacharjee, University of Connecticut - 1/1/20 - 12/31/2021
Robert Hampshire, University of Michigan - 1/1/20 - 12/31/2021
Michael Johnson, University of Massachusetts - 1/1/20 - 12/31/2021
Kara Morgan, The Ohio State University - 1/1/20 - 12/31/2021
Julie Swann, North Carolina State - 1/1/20 - 12/31/2021
Kendra Taylor, Keyefficiencies.com - 1/1/20 - 12/31/2021

Staff Liaison and Ex Officio: Director of Public Affairs & Marketing – Jeffrey M. Cohen, MBA 
Board Liaison: VP of Marketing, Communications & Outreach – Beril Toktay
ExOfficio Member:  Sheldon Jacobson (Chair, NSF Liaison Committee)
Ex Officio Member:  Paul Rubin (Chair, Pro Bono Analytics Committee)

For further information on this committee, please see Section 9 the Policies and Procedures Manual.