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Gregory Montanaro

Senior Advisor to the President and Executive Director of Federal Relations

Gregory Montanaro is Senior Advisor to the President and Executive Director of Federal Relations for Drexel University. As such, Mr. Montanaro is Drexel’s primarily liaison to United States congressmen and senators, Administration officials, and appointed staff in all federal agencies.  Mr. Montanaro is also a Senior Fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute, where he has been involved in research on terrorism and security for many years. Mr. Montanaro has been a regular guest lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania in political geography and terrorism, where he also earned his undergraduate degree in philosophy and science and urban studies as well as his master’s degree in organizational dynamics. Mr. Montanaro has extensive experience working with local government and law enforcement agencies. Mr. Montanaro received training at the United States Secret Service National Threat Assessment Center and has led various federal and state funded research projects. Mr. Montanaro serves on the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition’s Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Advisory Committee, has been awarded membership in the Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem by Queen Elizabeth II, and also serves as Honorary Consul of Austria for Philadelphia. In addition, Mr. Montanaro serves as President of the Union League of Philadelphia, Chairman of the Board of Goodwill Industries of Southern New Jersey and Philadelphia, President of the Board of Greater Philadelphia Traditions, Inc., and Vice Chair of the Board of the Philadelphia Society for the Preservation of Landmarks. Mr. Montanaro co-chaired the 2013 Pennsylvania Ballet Gala and the 2013 Vision for Philadelphia Award. Other current directorships include: Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Marian Anderson Award, Aberdeen Dad Vail Regatta, The Philly Pops, St. James School, Philadelphia Hospitality, The Woodlands Cemetery and Trust for Historic Preservation, Roman Catholic High School, and Spruce Hill Community Trust.