Edwin J. Feulner
| Edwin J. Feulner |
Chicago, Illinois, United States
|Spouse||Linda Claire Leventhal|
|Founder of||The Heritage Foundation|
|Member of||Committee for the Free World, Le Cercle, Mont Pelerin Society, Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation|
An LSE biography announcing a talk by Edwin J. Feulner on 30 Nov 2006 stated that "Edwin J Feulner is the President of the Heritage Foundation, a position he has held since 1974. He served on the Gingrich-Mitchell Congressional Task Force on UN reform (2004-5) and is an alumnus of the London School of Economics. He is the author of six books, and writes regularly for journals, reviews, magazines and newspapers. He was awarded the Presidential Citizens Medal by Ronald Reagan in 1989."
- Acton Institute, trustee
- Belle Haven Consultants, founder
- Center for Strategic and International Studies: Former fellow
- Council for National Policy, trustee and past director
- George Mason University, Board of Visitors, Executive Committee
- Heritage Foundation: President and founder
- Hoover Institution: Former Fellow
- High Frontier: Underwrote, through Heritage Foundation, High Frontier's first study advocating a ballistic-missile defense system in the early 1980s
- Intercollegiate Studies Institute, trustee and former chairman
- International Republican Institute: Trustee
- Institute for European Defence and Strategic Studies, advisor
- Mont Pelerin Society, Treasurer, Trustee, senior Vice President and Past President
- National Chamber Foundation, board member
- Philadelphia Society, past president
- Pinay Circle
- Linked to the Public Diplomacy Council
- Regis University, trustee and past director
- Sequoia National Bank, past director
- Center for Applied Economic Research in Rome
- Lehrman Institute in New York
- Intercollegiate Studies Institute
- American Council on Germany
Feulner was nominated by US President Ronald Reagan as chairman of the US Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy. And in 1987, he was also appointed a consultant for domestic policy to Reagan.
He also was on the United States delegations to several meetings of the International Monetary Fund/World Bank group.
During the transition from the Jimmy Carter Administration to the Ronald Reagan Administration, Feulner served on the Executive Committee of the Presidential Transition. Many of the key initaitives of the Reagan administration emerged from the work and networks developed by the Heritage Foundation. In 1989 President Reagan conferred on Feulner the Presidential Citizens Medal.
Feulner served on the Congressional Commission on International Financial Institutions ("Meltzer Commission" 1999-2000). He was the Vice Chairman of the National Commission on Economic Growth and Tax Reform ("Kemp Commission," 1995-1996), Chairman of the U.S. Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy (1982-91), a Consultant for Domestic Policy to President Reagan, and an adviser to several government departments and agencies.
Feulner served on the Council for National Policy (CNP) Board of Governors in 1982 and 1996 and on the CNP Executive Committee in 1988 and 1994. Feulner is President of The Heritage Foundation, "recruited in 1977 by Richard Mellon Scaife, heir of the Mellon fortune, to become Heritage president, a position he holds today."