President of prominent conservative think tank Heritage Foundation announces resignation

by Jenny Mount · Mar 23rd, 2021 12:53 pm
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Last Updated May 23rd, 2021 at 11:46 pm

The president and the executive vice president the Heritage Foundation, a prominent conservative think tank, have announced their resignations.

Heritage President Kay Coles James stated that she and Heritage Executive Vice President Kim Holmes "accomplished everything we set out to do," and that "it's time to let someone else take the reins."

"When we came on board as the executive leadership team three years ago, we set several goals and told Heritage's board of trustees that we would serve for three to five years to see them through," said James.

James oversaw the creation of Heritage's Edwin J. Feulner Institute and the Center for Technology Policy.

"I am incredibly grateful to Kay James and Kim Holmes for their leadership of The Heritage Foundation over the past three years," chairman of Heritage's board of trustees Barb Van Andel-Gaby said. "Their tireless dedication to Heritage has taken the organization to new heights, led to numerous accomplishments, and positioned the Heritage team to be ready for the battles ahead."

Philip Wegmann, a reporter with RealClearPolitics, asserted that Heritage was "hugely instrumental" in the Trump White House.

James was the first African-American woman to head the organization. She also founded the Gloucester Institute to advance racial reconciliation and a rising generation of minority leadership.


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