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About Us

The Texas Public Policy Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit, non-partisan research institute.

The Foundation's mission is to promote and defend liberty, personal responsibility, and free enterprise in Texas and the nation by educating and affecting policymakers and the Texas public policy debate with academically sound research and outreach.

Funded by thousands of individuals, foundations, and corporations, the Foundation does not accept government funds or contributions to influence the outcomes of its research.

The public is demanding a different direction for their government, and the Texas Public Policy Foundation is providing the ideas that enable policymakers to chart that new course.

The Foundation is guided by these principles:

  • Liberty
  • Personal Responsibility
  • Free Enterprise
President & CEO

Brooke L. Rollins is the President and CEO of the Texas Public Policy Foundation, one of the nation’s premier free market think tanks. Over the past decade, she has emerged as one of the nation’s most...

Executive Director and Director, Center for Health Care Policy

Arlene Wohlgemuth is Executive Director and director of the Foundation's Center for Health Care Policy. She served 10 years as a state representative for district 58.

During the 78th legislative...

Vice President of Strategic Partnerships

Robert Croft, CFRE is the Vice President of Strategic Partnerships at the Texas Public Policy Foundation. He directs the overall development operation at the Foundation and serves as a liaison...

Vice President of Policy

Chuck DeVore is Vice President of Policy at the Texas Public Policy Foundation, one of America's premier conservative state-level public policy think tanks.

From 2004 to 2010, DeVore represented...

Vice President of Development

Sarah Bradbury French joined the Texas Public Policy Foundation team in September of 2008.

Sarah’s academic career and varied work experiences with the United States Department of Agriculture, the...

Vice President of Research; Director, Center for Economic Freedom

Bill Peacock is the vice president of research & planning and the director of the Center for Economic Freedom at the Texas Public Policy Foundation. He has been with the Foundation since February 2005...

Vice President of Communications

Joshua S. Treviño is the Vice President of Communications at the Texas Public Policy Foundation.

Before coming to the Foundation, Treviño was the founder and president of Treviño Strategies and Media...

Office Manager

Jaimie Ailshire is the Office Manager at the Texas Public Policy Foundation.

Jaimie was an Air Force child glad to have landed in Texas, and graduated high school in Helotes...

Ellen Bartling is the communications associate at the Texas Public Policy Foundation, co-ordinating the Foundation's digital media strategy, managing the website and social media channels,...

Policy Analyst, Center for Effective Justice

Derek M. Cohen is a policy analyst in the Center for Effective Justice at the Texas Public Policy Foundation and the Right on Crime campaign.

Cohen graduated with a B.S. in...

Senior Health Care Policy Analyst

John Davidson is a senior health care policy analyst in the Center for Health Care Policy at the Texas Public Policy Foundation. He joined the Foundation in October 2012.

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Publications Manager

Nancy Druart has been with the Texas Public Policy Foundation since 2005.

Her communications background, along with her practical experience developing publications and collateral marketing materials...

Senior Policy Analyst

Jess Fields is Senior Policy Analyst in the Center for Local Governance at the Texas Public Policy Foundation, one of the largest conservative state-level public policy think tanks in the United...

Economist, Center for Fiscal Policy

 

Vance Ginn, Ph.D., is an Economist in the Center for Fiscal Policy at the Texas Public Policy Foundation in Austin, TX, one of the top free market, state-level think tanks in the nation.

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Senior Director for Public Affairs

David Guenthner is Senior Director for Public Affairs for the Texas Public Policy Foundation. He joined TPPF in January 2007 as Director of Media and Government Relations following a two-year stint in the...

Hogg Mental Health Fellow

Kate E. Murphy is the Hogg Mental Health Policy Fellow contributing to the centers for Effective Justice and Health Care at the Texas Public Policy Foundation.

Kate interned for...

Director, Center for Fiscal Policy

The Honorable Talmadge Heflin is the Director of the Foundation’s Center for Fiscal Policy. Prior to joining the Foundation, Heflin served the people of Harris County as a state representative for 11 terms...

Policy Analyst, Center for Economic Freedom

Kathleen Hunker is a policy analyst with the Center for Economic Freedom at the Texas Public Policy Foundation. She is also a managing editor of the Foundation’s research and publications.

Prior to...

Director of Events

Michael Joyce is the Director of Events for the Texas Public Policy Foundation and joined the Foundation in April of 2008.

Prior to his move to Texas, Michael managed a campaign for the State Senate...

Director, Center for Effective Justice

Marc A. Levin is a director of the Center for Effective Justice at the Texas Public Policy Foundation. Levin is an attorney and an accomplished author on legal and public policy issues.

Levin has...

Director, Center for Higher Education

Tom Lindsay, Ph.D., is director of the Foundation’s Center for Higher Education. He has more than two decades’ experience in education management and instruction, including service as a dean, provost, and...

Director, Center for Tenth Amendment Action

Karen Lugo is the Director of the Center for Tenth Amendment Action at the Texas Public Policy Foundation. She joined the Foundation in September 2013.

As Co-Director of the Center for Constitutional...

Grants and Donor Communications Manager

Colin Monaghan is the Grants and Donor Communications Manager at the Texas Public Policy Foundation.

Before joining the Foundation in April 2014, he worked as a Corporate...

Policy Analyst, Armstrong Center for Energy & the Environment

Josiah S. Neeley joined the Foundation in October of 2011 as a Policy Analyst for the Center for Tenth Amendment Studies and the Armstrong Center for Energy & the Environment.

Since joining the...

Director, Center for Local Governance

James Quintero is the Director of the Center for Local Governance at the Texas Public Policy Foundation, one of America’s premier conservative state-based think tanks. He has been with the Foundation since...

Director of Operations

Greg Sindelar is the Director of Operations of the Texas Public Policy Foundation. He joined the Foundation in August of 2007.

Prior to joining the Foundation he worked for GEICO Insurance in...

Donor Relations Manager

Geoffrey Tahuahua became the Texas Public Policy Foundation’s Donor Relations Manager in early October 2012.

Before joining the TPPF team, he worked in the Office of State Representative Lyle Larson...

Distinguished Senior Fellow-in-Residence & Director, Armstrong Center for Energy & the Environment

Kathleen Hartnett White joined the Texas Public Policy Foundation in January 2008. She is a Distinguished Senior Fellow-in-Residence and Director of the Armstrong Center for Energy & the Environment....

Accounting & Operations Manager

Rikki Risinger is the Accounting and Operations Manager at the Texas Public Policy Foundation.

She graduated in May of 2010 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from Texas A&M University, and...

Senior Policy Analyst, Center for Effective Justice

Vikrant P. Reddy is a senior policy analyst in the Center for Effective Justice at the Texas Public Policy Foundation, where he coordinates the Right On Crime campaign. He has authored several reports on...

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Leadership

Board of Directors

  • Dr. Wendy Lee Gramm, Chairman
  • Tim Dunn, Vice Chairman
  • Brooke L. Rollins, President
  • Thomas "Tim" Lyles, Secretary
  • Ernest Angelo, Treasurer
  • Dr. James Leininger, Chairman Emeritus
  • Windi Grimes
  • Victor Leal
  • Kendall Miller
  • Brenda Pejovich
  • Jeff Sandefer
  • Kyle Stallings
  • George W. Strake Jr.

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