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About Bradley R. Ballou

Director of Federal Relations


Mr. Ballou is the Director of Federal Relations where he serves as the D.C. based liaison to Congress and the Administration on behalf of the 17-campus UNC system. He works with the North Carolina Congressional delegation and D.C. based higher education associations to advocate for the UNC system’s policy and budgetary priorities, including veterans’ issues.

Mr. Ballou worked for North Carolina Senator Elizabeth Dole in various administrative and policy positions and then joined the American Council of Life Insurers as part of their government relations team. While working for ACLI, he worked on financial services policy and primarily on the Dodd-Frank Act.

He is a North Carolina native and originally from Cary. Mr. Ballou graduated from UNC Wilmington with a B.A. in Political Science. He received his Master’s Degree in Political Management from George Washington University.

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