Phil Truluck is the executive vice president and chief operating officer of The Heritage Foundation. He has been a member of the Heritage Board of Trustees since 2001. Before joining Heritage in 1977, Truluck served on the staffs of Sen. Strom Thurmond and Rep. Ben Blackburn, and served as deputy director of the Republican Study Committee. During 1982 and 1983, he served on the Executive Committee of the President’s Private Sector Survey on Cost Control, also known as the Grace Commission. He served on the White House Fellows Selection Committee in the Reagan administration was appointed by President Reagan to the Administrative Conference of the United States in 1987.
Truluck is a Board Member of the Capitol Hill Business Improvement District, a non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the Capitol Hill neighborhood for tourists and natives alike. Truluck is also a member of the Board of Directors of Ready, Willing and Working, a non-profit group which is dedicated to ending homelessness and criminal recidivism in Washington, D.C. In addition, he is a member of the Philadelphia Society, which promotes a free and ordered society by broadening the understanding of America’s basic principles and traditions. Truluck is also a member of the Mont Pelerin Society, an international group of free-market intellectuals.
Francis Marion University, located in Truluck’s native Florence County, S.C., has endowed the Phillip N. Truluck Chair in Public Policy in his honor to promote conservative views and reflect Heritage’s principles of free enterprise, limited government, individual liberty, and a strong national defense. The university has also awarded him an honorary doctorate.
Truluck and his wife, Ann Wrobleski, live in Bethesda, MD.
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