Hill named VP for Government Affairs and Policy

Angelica Marin Hill has been appointed Vice President for Government Affairs and Policy at UT Southwestern Medical Center.

“Angelica has served with distinction as the Interim Vice President since February 2012,” said Dr. Daniel K. Podolsky, President of UT Southwestern. “She will continue to represent UT Southwestern at the state and federal levels and to work closely with me in developing, implementing, and directing government relations strategies in support of UT Southwestern legislative priorities.”

Angelica Marin Hill

Ms. Hill, who has been at UT Southwestern since 2004, said: “I deeply appreciate this terrific opportunity to lead the Office of Government Affairs and Policy at this important time in UT Southwestern’s history. I am tremendously excited to continue working with Dr. Podolsky to develop and implement efforts to secure tangible and intangible support from our elected officials, state and federal agencies, and other stakeholders needed to advance UT Southwestern’s important missions.”

The Office of Government Affairs and Policy will be the campus reference point for all contact with legislators, for all analytic activities in regard to legislative initiatives, and for all responses to requests for information from state or federal officials.

Ms. Hill served initially as Director of Government Relations, and then as Assistant Vice President for Legislative Budget and Policy before being named Interim Vice President. Prior to coming to UT Southwestern, she was in Austin for six years, serving as a Government Relations Liaison for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas, a Healthcare Consultant providing strategic advice and quantitative research through Research & Planning Consultants, and a Senior Budget and Policy Analyst for the Texas State Senate Finance Committee.

She graduated with honors from Harvard College in 1997 and earned an M.B.A. from the University of Texas McCombs School of Business at Dallas/Fort Worth in 2008. As Chair of the Schools and Scholarships Committee of the Harvard Club in Austin, she organized interviews for Central Texas applicants, visited under-represented area high schools, established a scholarship fund, and in total helped increase admissions from Central Texas by more than 50 percent. Passionate about education and strategic investment in disadvantaged communities, Ms. Hill remains active with the Alumnae Board of Visitors of The Hockaday School in Dallas and the Dallas Women’s Foundation.

An avid hiker and long distance runner, she has trekked to Machu Picchu in Peru and successfully climbed Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, Africa.

“I look forward to UT Southwestern continuing to benefit from Angelica’s loyalty and commitment, along with her abilities to think strategically, to do impressive analytic work, and to build important relationships,” Dr. Podolsky said.

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Dr. Podolsky holds the Philip O’Bryan Montgomery, Jr., M.D. Distinguished Presidential Chair in Academic Administration, and the Doris and Bryan Wildenthal Distinguished Chair in Medical Science.

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