Director of Government Relations
- Federal policy
- Financial aid
As director of government relations, Anne T. Hickey represents the American Council on Education’s positions on matters related to student aid, the federal budget and appropriations process, and other higher education-related policy issues to members of Congress and the administration. She also helps formulate strategies designed to attain the legislative goals and policy objectives of the higher education community. Hickey joined ACE in 2007 from the office of Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine), where she began as a legislative assistant before moving to the position of counsel in 2004. She advised the senator on education and judiciary issues, including college access and financial aid, student loan programs, Pell Grants, campus-based aid and No Child Left Behind. In 2002, she served as a staff member for the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions. Prior to her work on Capitol Hill, Hickey was an associate with the Washington, D.C.-based law firm Akin Gump. Hickey earned her bachelor’s degree from Kenyon College in Ohio in 1993 and her law degree from the Duke University School of Law in 1998.