Who We Are

Albert DahlbergAlbert Dahlberg

Albert Dahlberg

Assistant Vice President, Government & Community Relations

Albert_A_Dahlberg@brown.edu

 

As the Assistant Vice President, Government & Community Relations, Al oversees the operations and strategic direction of the office. He represents the University in the community, in associations and is the primary liaison for the University in the state house and city hall.

Prior to joining Brown, Al was Deputy Rhode Island Secretary of State and Chief of Staff to the Rhode Island Secretary of State. He previously worked at the US EPA and the Senate Environment & Public Works Committee as Counsel on clean air issues. Al graduated from Georgetown University and Boston College Law School.

 

Steve GerencserSteve Gerencser

Steve Gerencser

Assistant Director of Government Relations

(401) 369-5963

Steve_Gerencser@brown.edu

 

Steve serves as Brown’s primary liaison to the federal government, tracking legislation and administrative rule-making that affects the University, and is also active in Brown’s city- and state-level policy work.

Previously, Gerencser was Deputy Rhode Island Secretary of State and Chief of Staff to the Rhode Island Secretary of State. He also worked at the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs as the Senior Advisor to the Chairman. Gerencser graduated from the University of Vermont.

 

Katie SilbermanKatie Silberman

Katie Silberman

Assistant Director of Community Relations

(401) 863-3717

katie_silberman@brown.edu

 

Katie Silberman ’94 is Brown’s Assistant Director of Community Relations. Katie is responsible for promoting Brown's connections with Providence and Rhode Island communities, and building relationships with neighbors and local organizations. Katie responds to requests from the community, and makes sure that neighbors are aware of activities and events on campus.

Most recently, Katie was Associate Director of the Science & Environmental Health Network, a national non-profit organization. She holds her BA with Honors from Brown, and her JD from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law.

Jenny WittJenny Witt

Jennifer Witt

Assistant to the Director

(401) 863-2552

Jennifer_Witt@brown.edu

 

Jennifer is the assistant to the director and first point of contact in the office of government relations. She handles the daily administrative tasks that keep the office running smoothly.

Before joining the GRCA team, Jennifer worked at the University of Rhode Island as the project assistant for the Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) grant.

Jennifer has a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Rhode Island.