Vice President for External Relations, The Heritage Foundation
Bridgett Wagner is vice president for external relations at The Heritage Foundation, overseeing the think tank’s Coalition Relations, Lectures and Seminars, Young Leaders, and Strategic Outreach programs, among other duties. All are focused on spreading conservative principles, policies, and ideas among allies, public audiences, interns and young professionals, and new audiences. Her responsibilities also include advising and consulting with fellow leaders in the private and public sectors. Wagner was previously Heritage’s director of coalition relations, motivating, supporting, encouraging, counseling, and otherwise helping to build a vital network of conservative think tanks and issue-based organizations in the United States and around the world.
In addition to her Heritage duties, Wagner serves on the Board of Trustees of the University of Dallas and of the Intercollegiate Studies Institute. She is a director of State Policy Network, the Foundation for Government Accountability, and the Dominican Foundation. She is also a member of the advisory boards of Docs4Patient Care Foundation, Talent Market, and the National Civic Arts Society. She is a member of the Mont Pelerin Society and the Philadelphia Society.
Wagner is originally from Richardson, Texas, and holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Dallas. She resides in Washington, D.C.