Eric Teetsel

Eric Teetsel

Vice President, Government Relations

Eric is vice president of government relations at The Heritage Foundation. 

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Eric Teetsel is vice president of government relations at The Heritage Foundation. 

Teetsel has a long track record of experience in government at the federal, state, and local levels. Most recently, he was chief of staff to U.S. Senator Josh Hawley of Missouri, where he also held the roles of legislative director and special assistant. Teetsel previously served as president of the Family Policy Alliance of Kansas, director of faith outreach for the Marco Rubio presidential campaign, executive director of the Manhattan Declaration for life, marriage, and religious freedom, and more.

Teetsel graduated from Wheaton College and holds a Master’s in Education from Azusa Pacific University. Originally from Kansas, he and his wife live in Virginia with their four children.