The Buckeye Institute for Public Policy Solutions announced on Tuesday its hiring of Rea S. Hederman, Jr., as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer.
Rea (pronounced “Ray”) Hederman brings more than 20 years of experience to his new position, having most recently served as the Director of The Heritage Foundation’s Center for Data Analysis in Washington, D.C. In his capacity at Heritage, Hederman oversaw one of the premier econometric modeling shops in the think-tank world, and managed a seven-figure budget as well as a significant staff of economists, mathematicians, and public policy experts.
Robert Alt–President and CEO of The Buckeye Institute–says, “Having worked directly with Rea at Heritage, I could not be happier to have him join Buckeye. He has that rare combination of deep knowledge of public policy along with well-honed skill as a manager and leader that will serve Buckeye well in the years to come. The Buckeye Institute has embarked on a phenomenal upward trajectory unseen in its 25 year history, and Rea’s addition to our team will compound our success, growth, and capacity.”
Hederman remarked that “Washington is, of course, a great place to work on economic policy firsthand, as I’ve been fortunate to do over the past two decades, but the real opportunity to make an impact is found in the states–and nowhere more so than the ultimate swing state of Ohio. I am excited to get to work formulating and promoting sound economic policies to help Buckeye achieve its goal of a freer and more prosperous Ohio.”