Mr. Gillman worked on Capitol Hill for nearly 12 years, including six years managing national security issues. Prior to joining SMI in 2002, he was the Legislative Director and Military Legislative Assistant for two Members of Congress from Texas who served on the House Armed Services Committee. Mr. Gillman's expertise includes defense research and development, health care research, education policy and funding, government infrastructure policy, and manufacturing and defense industrial base issues. Mr. Gillman also has extensive experience in representing the unique federal funding and policy needs of colleges and universities. Mr. Gillman holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Southern Methodist University.