Title: Think-Tank Executive (Retired)
Company: The Heritage Foundation
Location: Alexandria, Virginia, United States
Edwin J. Feulner, PhD, Think-Tank Executive at The Heritage Foundation, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in government and public service.
The president of The Heritage Foundation in Washington, DC, since 2017, Dr. Feulner has 50 years of professional experience in his fields of interest. In this position, he promotes conservative public policies at the nation’s largest conservative research and educational institution. Also the chair of the Asian Studies Center since 2013, Dr. Feulner is the former the counselor to vice presidential candidate Jack Kemp in 1996. Throughout his career, he has worked as executive director of the U.S. House Republican Study Committee, campaign manager for the Crane for Congress Committee, administrative assistant to Republication Philip M. Crane of the U.S. House of Representatives, and assistant to Melvin Laird, the secretary of the U.S. Department of Defense.
To prepare for his career, Dr. Feulner first obtained a Bachelor of Science from Regis University in 1963, followed by a Master of Business Administration from the University of Pennsylvania in 1964. He subsequently earned a Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Edinburgh in Scotland in 1981. Dr. Feulner has since received several honorary degrees and doctorates from such institutions as Nichols College in Massachusetts, Francisco Marroquin University in Guatemala, Hanyang University in the Republic of Korea, Bellevue College in Nebraska, and Hillsdale College in Michigan.
Alongside his career endeavors, Dr. Feulner has pursued further appointments as a member of the advisory board of the Public Diplomacy Collaborative at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University since 2009 and a distinguished visiting professor at Hanyang University in the Republic of Korea since 2001. Previously, he was a member of the Gingrich/Mitchell Task Force on United Nations Reform from 2005 to 2008, a member of the International Financial Institute Advisory Committee from 1999 to 2000, and vice chair of the National Committee on Economic Growth and Tax Reform from 1995 to 1996.
Passionate about his community, Dr. Feulner has also participated in a number of civic engagements, including as a life trustee at Regis University since 2013, a member of the Executive Council of America’s Future Foundation since 1998, a trustee of the Sarah Scaife Foundation since 1988, vice chair of the board of directors of the Roe Foundation since 1983, and vice chair of the board of the Intercollegiate Studies Institute since 1979.
A respected voice in his field, Dr. Feulner has contributed articles to professional journals and newspapers, as well as chapters to books. He is the author of numerous books, including “The American Spirit” in 2012, “Getting America Right” in 2006, “Leadership for America” in 2000, “The March of Freedom” in 1998, and “Conservatives Stalk the House” in 1983.
In recognition of his exceptional achievements, Dr. Feulner has been awarded numerous accolades during his career. The recipient of the Presidential Gold Medal from Czechia in 2014, he also received the Ronald Reagan Lifetime Achievement Award from the Council of National Policy in 2013. In 2010, The Daily Telegraph named him One of the Most Influential United States Conservatives, and in 2009, Forbes Magazine named him among The Seven Most Powerful Conservatives. In addition, GQ Magazine named him one of The 50 Most Powerful People in Washington, DC, in 2007, and he has also been presented with the Bradley Prize, the Truman-Reagan Medal of Freedom, the Decorated Presidential Recognition Medical, and the Order of Diplomatic Service. The Republic of Korea awarded him with the Merit-Gwanghwa Medal and the Republic of China awarded him the Order of the Brilliant Star with Grand Cordon. He has been inducted into several Who’s Who publications, including Who’s Who in Finance and Business, Who’s Who in Finance and Industry, Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Politics, Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, and Who’s Who in the East.
Married to Linda Leventhal since 1969, Dr. Feulner has two children, Edwin John III and Emily V. In his spare time, he enjoys assembling model railroads.
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