Greg McDonald Joins RTI International as Vice President of Government Relations

WASHINGTON— Gregory McDonald has joined RTI International as vice president of government and corporate relations.

In his new role, McDonald will lead efforts to build and strengthen RTI's relationships among state and federal agency officials and policy makers as well as others in the commercial, educational and nonprofit sectors.

McDonald joins RTI after working for seven years at Cornerstone Government Affairs, providing public affairs and government relations services for a diverse group of clients. While at Cornerstone, McDonald served as RTI's account manager for the past six years.

"Greg brings a keen understanding of government relations, and a deep knowledge of congressional operations, and he will play a key role in expanding our engagement with the federal government in areas related to our vision," said Aaron Williams, executive vice president of government relations and corporate communications at RTI. "We are fortunate to have someone of his broad experience and outstanding reputation in this new position at RTI, and I'm very pleased to welcome him to our team."

McDonald started his professional career in the United States House of Representatives where he advised a senior Member of the House Appropriations Committee.  Following his work on the Hill, he worked as an attorney at a top-ranked law firm. There, McDonald provided strategic legal and public policy counsel to a diverse group of companies and organizations, helping them to respond proactively to a rapidly changing marketplace.

He received undergraduate degrees from the University of Massachusetts, a law degree from George Mason University and is licensed to practice in Maryland. 

"Greg has been instrumental in supporting RTI's government relations efforts," said Eddie Story, executive vice president, general counsel, and corporate secretary at RTI. "He has provided opportunities for RTI to engage in important dialogue with both the U.S. Congress and executive departments, and agencies in areas of education, health, energy, the environment, and social programs."