Texan Kevin Roberts, A D.C. Outsider, Picked To Lead Conservative Heritage Foundation

He follows another former Texas Public Policy Foundation executive, Brooke Rollins, to D.C., where Rollins served as former President Donald Trump’s acting domestic policy chief. The Heritage Foundation, which Roberts is heading, was a major influence on national policy during the Trump administration.

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Barb Van Andel-Gaby, chairman of Heritage’s board of trustees, said in a statement that the board unanimously selected Roberts because of his “entrepreneurial spirit and a deep enthusiasm for conservative solutions.”

“He will bring with him a different perspective as a D.C. outsider,” Barb Van Andel-Gaby, chairman of Heritage’s board of trustees, said in a statement. “He will ensure that our unprecedented influence on Capitol Hill continues, and he shares our belief that Heritage must lead not only conservatives — but America — with a positive vision for the future.”

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Roberts said in a statement that he came to appreciate Heritage’s “critical role at this particular point in history” after working with the foundation’s scholars in recent years.


“Coming from a state as free and prosperous as Texas, I’m eager to share the innovative ideas we developed and build on them,” he said.

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