Lindsay Killen is JMI’s Vice President of National Strategy and Director of the Durden Center for Advancing Liberty. In this role, Killen oversees the Blueprint: Florida initiative. Killen serves as the nucleus of JMI’s efforts to connect and engage with SPN partner think tanks, ALEC, RGA, RAGA and other coalition members and delegates, and key stakeholders to communicate the Florida success story and build momentum for policy reforms nationwide. She will also inform and expand JMI relationships with key congressional delegation members and committees to promote principles of federalism.
Lindsay has been working in the free market public policy movement for almost 20 years, beginning her career in Washington, D.C. in 2004. Her experience spans federal and state-level policy engagement, serving most recently as Director of Policy at the Beacon Center of Tennessee and Vice President for Strategy and Communications at the Mackinac Center for Public Policy. Lindsay continues to serve as senior fellow for the Beacon Center, policy fellow for the Heartland Institute, and national strategic advisor for the Mackinac Center’s Workers for Opportunity initiative. Her popular columns have appeared in USA Today, Forbes, Fox News, The Hill, Politico, The Washington Times, Daily Caller, Townhall.com and others. A native of East Tennessee, Mrs. Killen remains a rabid Tennessee Vols fan. She and her husband Jeff have two young children and a golden retriever. When she’s not operating as an assassin for liberty or chasing after her toddlers, she enjoys being out on her boat, taking hikes, traveling, watching football on Saturdays and Sundays in the fall, doing Peloton workouts, playing chess and relaxing with a good cigar.