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Mary Moore Hamrick Joins the Bush Institute as the Don Evans Family Managing Director of Domestic Policy

Hamrick will lead the strategic development of policy and programming efforts focused on advancing the overall mission, strategy, and impact of the Bush Institute’s domestic portfolio.

Press Release by Ioanna Papas August 29, 2022

DALLAS, TEXAS—The George W. Bush Institute announced today that Mary Moore Hamrick has joined the organization as the Don Evans Family Managing Director of Domestic Policy. In this role, Hamrick will lead the strategic development of policy and programming efforts focused on advancing the overall mission, strategy, and impact of the Bush Institute’s domestic portfolio.

“Mary Moore is an expert on economic policy and has brought problem-solving and consensus to the initiatives she has previously worked on. She has the experience needed to guide our work around ensuring opportunity for all with a focus on education, economic growth, immigration, and veterans and military families,” said Holly Kuzmich, Executive Director of the Bush Institute.

Hamrick, formerly Grant Thornton’s Chief Public Policy Officer, currently serves as the CEO of Political Quotient Advisors as well as a Senior Fellow at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise. She has over 30 years of experience in business and government and results-oriented leadership in the legal, regulatory, legislative strategy, and policy industries.

“I’m honored to be joining the George W. Bush Institute as part of an outstanding team of policy professionals who are dedicated to democracy, leadership, and opportunity,” Hamrick said. “Meaningful policy change begins with finding areas of agreement. Throughout my career, I have always looked at issues from multiple perspectives to view commonality, and I look forward to continuing that collaborative approach in this new role.”

Under her leadership, Hamrick will amplify the Bush Institute’s work to ensure all students can access a quality education and to promote innovation, entrepreneurship, and more inclusive growth to help our country thrive. She will work closely with the Bush Institute’s domestic policy team as well as with David J. Kramer, who will succeed Kuzmich as Executive Director of the Bush Institute in October.  

“We are grateful that Mary Moore will use her expertise to serve the Bush Institute and will help advance our goal of establishing the Bush Institute as a thought leader in this country,” said Kenneth A. Hersh, President and CEO of the George W. Bush Presidential Center. “Under Mary Moore’s leadership, our domestic portfolio will have lasting and long-term impact to drive meaningful change in our Nation.”

Before joining Grant Thornton, Hamrick served in various roles on the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce, the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board, and the Center for Audit Quality. Hamrick remains active in Washington, D.C., and is a member of the Public Affairs Council Board of Directors, the Business‐Government Relations Council Board of Directors, and the U.S. Capitol Historical Society Board of Directors.

Hamrick is a frequent speaker and has hosted several fireside chats at University of North Carolina on a wide range of economic policy topics. She will be moving to Dallas for this role.

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About the George W. Bush Institute

The George W. Bush Institute is a solution-oriented nonpartisan policy organization focused on ensuring opportunity for all, strengthening democracy, and advancing free societies. Housed within the George W. Bush Presidential Center, the Bush Institute is rooted in compassionate conservative values and committed to creating positive, meaningful, and lasting change at home and abroad. We utilize our unique platform and convening power to advance solutions to national and global issues of the day. Learn more at bushcenter.org.