Influential think tank The Heritage Foundation has finally announced its next president nearly seven months after President Kay James announced her departure. The Heritage Foundation has revealed Dr. Kevin Roberts will become the seventh president in the think tank’s 48-year history.
The Washington Examiner reports:
“Kevin is here to take Heritage to the next level,” said James, who, along with the foundation’s vice president, announced her resignation in March. “Throughout the interview process, I quickly came to see that—of all the incredible candidates for this position—Kevin had the vision, the passion, the leadership ability, and that down-to-his-core commitment to the True North principles of conservatism combined in one single package that made him the obvious choice to lead Heritage.”
Roberts, who said he was “grateful for the opportunity,” currently serves as the CEO of the Texas Public Policy Foundation, an Austin-based nonprofit, nonpartisan research institute that doubled in size under his leadership. He and his wife and four children will relocate to the Washington, D.C. , area, according to the think tank.
In recent months The Heritage Foundation has brought in major conservative figures like former Vice President Pence and former acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf, former acting Deputy DHS Secretary Ken Cuccinelli, and former acting U.S. Customs and Border Protection chief Mark Morgan.