Washington—Jessica Anderson will be returning to Heritage Action as vice president after serving for 16 months in the Trump administration’s Office of Management and Budget (OMB). She will be taking over for Dan Holler, who will be joining Senator Marco Rubio’s (R-Fla.) team as deputy chief of staff later this month. Heritage Action released the following statement from Executive Director Tim Chapman:
We are ecstatic to welcome Jessica back to Heritage Action. She was instrumental to the growth of Heritage Action and the expansion of our grassroots program. The skills, experience, and relationships gained while working in the administration will be key to Heritage Action’s future success.
OMB Director Mick Mulvaney praised Anderson’s work:
Jessica has been an integral part in executing President Trump's agenda within the Administration and on Capitol Hill. She will surely be missed at OMB, and I wish her well.
Anderson, who began her first stint at Heritage Action in 2011 based in North Carolina, added:
After serving in the Trump Administration the past 16 months, I am excited for this new opportunity. I want to thank President Trump and Director Mulvaney for their leadership and for allowing me to serve in this Administration as we sought to make policy that advances freedom and pro-growth solutions for the American people.
After serving on the OMB beachhead team, Anderson moved into the role of Associate Director for Intergovernmental Affairs and Strategic Initiatives at OMB. In that role, she managed the Legislative Reference Division, which was responsible for inner-agency policy coordination for critical administration products, including Statements of Administration Policy, agency testimonies, and similar administration-wide policy initiatives.
Prior to joining OMB, Anderson was the Grassroots Director for Heritage Action. She was also the the Outreach Coordinator for the John W. Pope Civitas Institute in Raleigh, North Carolina.