Tim Chapman announced Wednesday he will leave his role as executive director of Heritage Action for America to serve as executive director of Stand For America, an issue advocacy group founded by former Ambassador Nikki Haley.
For nearly 10 years—from Heritage Action’s founding in 2010—Chapman worked at the conservative grassroots organization, first as its chief operating officer and since 2018 as its executive director.
In his new role at Stand For America, Chapman will join with Haley to advance public policies that strengthen America’s economy, culture, and security.
“It has been a true honor to work with some of the brightest minds at The Heritage Foundation and help turn conservative ideas into reality on Capitol Hill,” Chapman said. “Working together with Heritage, we have accomplished significant policy goals and made important advancements for the American people. The Heritage Foundation and Heritage Action are a powerful combination and I am confident they will continue to shape public policy issues in the future.”
Chapman added: “As I embark on this new role at Stand For America, I am looking forward to working alongside Nikki Haley and helping her build a platform for promoting policy ideas. This is a passion that both of us share. We are excited to work with our fellow citizens to advocate policies that help everyone achieve the American Dream.”
Over the past decade, Heritage Action developed a unique strategy that combines inside-the-Beltway lobbying with outside-the-Beltway grassroots pressure. Chapman helped to create a Capitol Hill lobbying team and legislative scorecard to implement conservative solutions. Meanwhile, Heritage Action’s grassroots coordinators developed an elite group of almost 20,000 Sentinel activists who are on the front lines of the conservative fight in their communities.
Since 2010, Heritage Action has both thwarted the liberal agenda and advanced conservative principles. The organization has played a leading role to advance health care choices, led the fight for tax cuts, and supported the confirmations of Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court.
“We are grateful for Tim Chapman’s leadership of Heritage Action and excited for him as he takes on this new role at Stand For America,” said Nersi Nazari, chairman of Heritage Action’s Board of Directors. “Our board will continue to work with the team at Heritage Action to ensure our grassroots advocacy efforts continue in this critical year.”
Prior to joining Heritage Action, Chapman served in different roles at The Heritage Foundation, including as chief of staff to Heritage founder and former president Ed Feulner and director of the Center for Media and Public Policy. He also spent time working in the Senate as a communications advisor.