Bridgett Wagner -  Volunteer Faculty at the Leadership Institute

As Director of the Coalition Relations Department, Bridgett Wagner serves as The Heritage Foundation’s liaison to policy organizations, experts and activists at the state, national and international level.

She advises think tanks on ways to build support for their policy prescriptions and builds support for the Heritage research agenda “beyond the Beltway.” She is a trustee of the State Policy Network and the International Policy Network. She also serves on the Board of Directors of the Benjamin Rush Society, the Advisory Board of the Council on Public Policy in Germany, the Executive Advisory Board of the Adriatic Institute for Public Policy in Croatia, and she is a member of the Mont Pelerin Society.

She also organizes Heritage’s annual Resource Bank meeting, a gathering of hundreds of conservative groups from across the nation and around the world to meet and discuss strategy.

Wagner edits Heritage’s biennial Policy Experts directory and its online version,, and oversees the and its accompanying quarterly, The Insider: Conservative Solutions for Advancing Liberty.

Wagner joined Heritage in 1981. Her career at Heritage includes serving as Director of Development, Director of Events for Heritage’s 25th anniversary “Leadership for America” campaign, Director of Heritage’s Business Relations department, and Speechwriter and Special Assistant to Heritage President Ed Feulner.

Wagner holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Dallas.

Bridgett Wagner