WASHINGTON, D.C., Sept. 28, 2018—The Heritage Foundation Board of Trustees this week approved the appointments of Thomas Binion as Vice President of Congressional and Executive Branch Relations and Andrew P. McIndoe as Vice President of Development.
“At Heritage, we have true appreciation of talent,” said President Kay Coles James. “I’m excited to welcome these two leaders to our senior management team. They are stepping into critical roles promoting conservative public policies to important audiences.”
James added: “Tommy is one of the most talented communicators on Capitol Hill and has led our government relations team to tremendous success. Andrew is an experienced fundraiser who is homegrown talent, having risen through ranks from Heritage intern all the way to leading the team that makes sure that Heritage has the resources we need to accomplish our mission. I am confident that Tommy and Andrew will help us scale even greater heights in their new roles.”
Binion is a Capitol Hill veteran, a student of the legislative process and passionate about conservative policy solutions. He worked in multiple capacities for Rep. Steve King, including legislative director. He came to Heritage Action for America as a legislative strategist before moving to Heritage. He has represented Heritage on Capitol Hill since 2015 and at the executive branch since 2017. Binion played an instrumental role in getting the Trump administration to embrace nearly two-thirds of Heritage’s more than 300 policy recommendations.
“I am grateful for, and humbled by, the responsibility that Heritage leadership has entrusted to me,” said Binion. “The Heritage Foundation is the gold standard for public policy research and advocacy. For four and half decades Heritage effectively promoted the best policy solutions to lawmakers and has made a better America for us and for future generations. I am enthusiastic about taking a leadership role while our country is in need of conservative leadership now more than it ever has been.”
McIndoe has long been passionate about advancing conservative ideas by growing philanthropy and utilizing private sector best practices. He has honed his management and communication skills and grown his heart for the mission over the years with several conservative movement organizations, earning his MBA from the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business along the way.
“I am honored by the privilege of leading the remarkable group of professionals who make up Heritage development team,” said McIndoe. “I look forward to communicating our success and effectiveness in advancing conservative policy solutions to more than half a million Heritage members, who provide the lifeblood to the organization and make possible our remarkable impact over the last 45 years. It is my passion to partner with donors to achieve our shared dream of a more free and prosperous America together.”
The Heritage Foundation is the nation’s most broadly supported public policy research institute, with more than a half-million donors. Founded in 1973, it develops and promotes public policy solutions that advance free enterprise, limited government, individual freedom, traditional values and a strong national defense.