Anne Meehan

Assistant Vice President, Government Relations

Anne Meehan is an assistant vice president for government relations at the American Council on Education (ACE). In this role, Meehan represents ACE and its more than 1,700 members before Congress and the presidential administration and advises member institutions on a variety of federal policy and legal regulatory matters, such as accreditation, the Clery Act and campus safety, federal student aid, the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, freedom of speech issues, incentive compensation, Title IX and civil rights laws, transfer of credit. and veterans and service member education benefits.

Meehan came to ACE in 2007 from the office of Senator Susan Collins (R-ME), where she served as legal counsel and legislative assistant. She advised the senator on education and judiciary issues, including college access and financial aid, student loan programs, Pell Grants, campus-based aid, No Child Left Behind, judicial nominations, bankruptcy reform, and other matters. In 2002, she served as a staff member on the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions’ Subcommittee on Children and Families. Prior to her work on Capitol Hill, Meehan was an associate at the Washington, DC office of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP.

Meehan graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in political science from Kenyon College in 1993 and earned membership in Phi Beta Kappa. She received her JD from the Duke University School of Law in 1998 and is currently a member of the DC Bar.