Federal relations team expands to three

Brendan Beeter head shot

Brendan Beeter

Brendan Beeter joined Iowa State's federal relations team Jan. 3 as an assistant director. He and assistant director Haley Moon will share the university's federal relations portfolio, allowing each to focus on specific policy areas.

Sophia Magill will continue to oversee federal relations, while also steering implementation of the Iowa State 2022-31 strategic plan in her new role as senior advisor to the president.

Beeter comes to Iowa State from the Legislative Services Agency, Des Moines, where he served as a fiscal legislative analyst assigned to appropriations committees of the Iowa Legislature. He has professional experience in communications and policy with Future Ready Iowa (2021) and After School Matters, Chicago (2019-20).

Beeter earned bachelor's degrees in journalism and religious studies from the University of Iowa (2018), and a master of public policy degree from DePaul University, Chicago (2021).