Heritage Foundation Announces Additions to Leadership Team

Heritage Foundation Announces Additions to Leadership Team

Feb 28, 2022 2 min read

WASHINGTON—The Heritage Foundation today announced several additions to its leadership team, including a new executive vice president, chief operating officer, and vice president of domestic policy.

Derrick Morgan is returning to Heritage as the organization’s executive vice president. Prior to this role, Morgan served as senior vice president for federal and regulatory affairs at American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM), where he oversaw government relations at the federal and state levels, regulatory affairs, industry analysis, and the petrochemical department. A Heritage alum, Morgan was vice president of Heritage’s Institute for Economic Freedom and chief of staff to former Heritage President Ed Feulner. Before joining AFPM, Morgan served as Sen. Ben Sasse’s chief of staff.

Eric Korsvall, who has been with Heritage for more than two decades, will be Heritage’s chief operating officer. In this newly established role, Korsvall will oversee day-to-day operations as well as Heritage’s talent, resource, and risk management. Korsvall’s leadership has been critical in expanding Heritage’s strategic presence and capabilities on Capitol Hill and ensuring Heritage influence on public policy through timely and impactful events and programming. As COO, Korsvall will continue to manage these daily operations, while also growing Heritage’s investment in and impact on the next generation of conservative leaders. 

Roger Severino is rejoining Heritage as the vice president of domestic policy. Severino was previously the director of Heritage’s DeVos Center for Religion and Civil Society from 2015-2017, where he led research and policy efforts on pro-life, family, and religious freedom issues. He joined the Trump administration in 2017 as director of the Office for Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, leading a team of 250 individuals charged with enforcing U.S. civil rights, religious freedom, and health information privacy laws. Most recently, Severino has worked at the Ethics and Public Policy Center (EPPC), where he will remain a senior fellow.

Heritage President Kevin Roberts released the following statement on the announcement:

“As Heritage’s esteemed founder and former president Ed Feulner so often said, people are policy. The core of Heritage’s strength is not just the ideas and values we espouse, but the men and women who live them out on a daily basis. I am so grateful to Derrick, Eric, and Roger for their previous service to Heritage and the conservative movement, and I am convinced that their leadership of the incredible Heritage team will help us achieve important victories for the conservative movement and for the American people as we fight back against the rising tide of radicalism and extremism from the left. The fight is more important than ever, and these patriots are ready and eager to wage it alongside the rest of us.”

As the nation’s largest, most broadly supported conservative research and educational institution, The Heritage Foundation has been leading the American conservative movement since our founding in 1973. More than 500,000 members support our vision to build an America where freedom, prosperity, opportunity, and civil society flourish.