(Chicago, Illinois – January 15, 2006) Trevor Martin has been named Government Relations Director of The Heartland Institute, a Chicago-based nonprofit research organization.
Martin will lead Heartland’s policy activities and legislative outreach at the federal, state, and local levels of government. He will act as primary liaison to elected officials, allied groups, and think tanks across the country.
“I am thrilled to be joining Heartland during a time of tremendous growth,” said Martin, “and I’m honored to lead such a quality team of government relations professionals.” With the help of Heartland’s Board of Legislative Advisors, Martin hopes to make Heartland’s policy program “second to none.”
Heartland’s vice president for policy and strategy, Alexandra “Sandy” Liddy Bourne, said Martin has “extraordinary” leadership skills and a “can-do” attitude. According to Bourne, “his technical capabilities for legislative research and outreach to state legislators will be a strong asset for The Heartland Institute as we expand to meet the policy challenges in state and local governments.”
Before coming to The Heartland Institute, Martin served as director of three policy task forces at the American Legislative Exchange Council, the nation’s largest membership organization of state legislators. Most recently, he directed corporate services within ALEC’s membership and development department, where he was directly responsible for approximately $3 million in annual fundraising revenue.
Martin is a public policy graduate of Trinity College in Hartford and is originally from Fort Myers, Florida. He can be reached at [email protected] or by calling 312/377-4000.