Neil Canfield

Executive Director of Federal Relations and Federal Research


Phone: 202-554-0630

444 North Capitol Street, NW, Suite 820

Washington, D.C. 20001

Assistant: Linda Lillemoen, senior executive assistant,

As Executive Director for Federal Relations and Federal Research, Canfield works closely with academic leaders, faculty, and staff across the Ann Arbor, Dearborn and Flint campuses — informing and advising them on federal legislative, regulatory and research policy developments that affect the U-M research enterprise. His role reflects the importance federal investments play at research universities and as the largest sponsor of U-M research.
Canfield serves as the university’s primary contact with Congress, the executive branch, federal agencies, research organizations, professional societies and public policy organizations. Through these activities, he plays a key role in supporting the university’s mission to serve the nation.