Summary

Vice President for Government and Community Relations, George Mason University

Information

Web:  Mason page   LinkedIn

Email:  pliberty@gmu.edu
Phone:  703-993-8860
Address:   4400 University Drive
Fairfax, Virginia 22030       

Biosketch

Mr. Liberty brings over 25 years of experience to Mason in leadership roles developing and executing wide ranging strategic plans for customers, employees, investors, and partners. Prior to joining Mason, he was an executive for two publicly traded companies and a merger and acquisition advisory firm overseeing internal and external communications, corporate affairs, investor relations, legislative affairs, marketing and public relations. In addition to his corporate activities, Mr. Liberty worked on Capitol Hill for then Congressman John Kasich, now Governor of Ohio, served in the White House under President George H.W. Bush and at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for Secretary Jack Kemp. Mr. Liberty also has managed policy and legislative functions for a large business association and was chief of staff for an elected member of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors.

Mr. Liberty has been active in a number of business, civic, and charitable organizations including: Fairfax County Information Technology Advisory Committee, Celebrate Fairfax, Small Business Resource Partnership, Fairfax County Advisory Citizens Reapportionment Committee, Northern Virginia Technology Council, The International Children’s Festival, Virginia Public Access Project, Leadership Fairfax, Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce, and Catholic Charities. He has also been appointed by state and local elected officials to task forces and study committees.

Experience

Vice President for Government and Community Relations
George Mason University
2012 – Present
Fairfax, VA
Responsible for overseeing federal, state and local government relations and community relations.

Interim Vice President, University Relations
George Mason University
2012 – 2012
Fairfax, VA
Responsible for overseeing media and public relations, community relations, University information, events management and creative services

Vice President, Corporate Affairs and Investor Relations
GTSI
2003 – 2011

Vice President
McGuireWoods Capital Group
2001 – 2003

Vice President, Government, Investor and Public Relations
Metrocall, Inc
1996 – 2001

Vice President, Policy and Legislative Affiars
Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce
1994 – 1996

Chief of Staff to Supervisor Michael Frey
Fairfax County Board of Supervisors
D1992 – 1994

Congressional Relations Officer
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
1991 – 1991

Staff Writer
The White House, White House Correspondence
1989 – 1991

Staff Assistant
The White House, Presidential Personnel
1989 – 1989

Contributing Editor
Washington Entertainment Magazine
1989 – 1989

Logistics Support
Bush/Quayle Transition Team
1988 – 1989

Deputy Campaign Manager
Re-elect John Kasich
1988 – 1988

Staff Assistant
Congressman John Kasich
1987 – 1988

Intern
Congressman John Kasich
1983 – 1983

Education

George Mason University
Bachelor’s degree
English Language and Literature/Letters
1984 – 1987

University of Mississippi
1982 – 1984
West Springfield High School
1978 – 1982

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