The Heritage Foundation’s Heather Pfitzenmaier, who leads our Young Leaders Program, will be awarded a Buckley Award by the Young Conservatives Coalition.

The Young Leaders Program works with young conservatives across America and oversees Heritage’s prestigious internship program.

Below is the press release announcing her accomplishment:

The Young Conservatives Coalition will award five young professional conservatives with their prestigious Young Conservative Leadership “Buckley Award.”

The awards will recognize individuals between the ages of 21-40 who’ve made a significant contribution to the conservative movement at large in the last year.  The awards are in honor of the late William F. Buckley Jr. – a conservative movement leader/icon who founded National Review and wrote God & Man at Yale all before the age of 30.

Heather Pfitzenmaier – Heritage Foundation, Young Leaders Program Director

As the dedicated director of the prestigious Young Leaders Program, Pfitzenmaier oversees The Heritage Foundation’s efforts to reach out and promote their mission to the next generation of Americans.  YLP is part of the think tank’s External Relations division.  These programs include a rigorous internship program, expanding campus outreach events and “video web chats” through their Virtual Think Tank.  Pfitzenmaier, who joined Heritage in 2007, previously was intern coordinator for the Young Leaders Program and has had thousands of young conservatives matriculate through her program – training the next generation of conservatives.  Herself an alum of Heritage’s intern program, Pfitzenmaier holds a bachelor’s degree in English and political science from the University of Michigan.  She was born in Royal Oak, MI and grew up in Livonia, MI.

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