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Think Tanks and Research Institutes

Kay Coles James, who previously worked as a senior advisor to President Trump during his transition into the White House, was named President at The Heritage Foundation, effective January 1, 2018. James is replacing Interim President Edwin J. Feulner, Jr. and will be the first African-American woman to lead the organization in its 44-year history.



Ryan McDermott, formerly Principal Director, Manufacturing and Industrial Base Policy, Acquisition, Technology and Logistics at the United States Department of Defense, is now Vice President, Defense and Intelligence for the Professional Services Council.



Derek Ferguson was named Chief Operating Officer at Robin Hood Foundation.


Interest Groups

At Human Rights Campaign, Geoff Wetrosky, previously National Campaign Manager, AFL-CIO, was named Campaign Director, HRC Rising, a grassroots campaign to combat anti-LGBTQ legislation


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