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Keely Drukala

Contact Keely Drukala 312-377-4000

Keely Drukala is the deputy director of communications and Chief Technology Officer for The Heartland Institute.

Drukala is responsible for supervising Heartland interns, website building and maintenance, media outreach, event coordination, video production, and all of the organization's technology.

Prior to joining Heartland in 2007, Drukala worked as office manager for the Cook County Republican Party. She co-chaired the 2006 Cook County Republican Convention, the first county convention in more than 20 years. In 2006, Drukala ran for Illinois State Representative, and although unsuccessful, she was endorsed by the Chicago Tribune over the incumbent.

She received a dual Bachelor of Arts degree in international politics and international communications from the American University of Paris.

Drukala is a Northern California native but has lived in Chicago since 2005.

2018 By the Numbers

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82% of state elected officials read Heartland publications
of state elected officials read one or more Heartland newspapers "sometimes" or "always."
45% of elected officials say Heartland led to a change in policy
of state elected officials say a Heartland publication influenced their opinions or led to a change in public policy.
3.2 Million
the number of times Heartland's six podcasts were downloaded in 2018
184 issues
of weekly e-newsletters sent to subscribers across the country
158 events
that Heartland hosted, attended, or spoke at, reaching over 34,000 guests in 2018.
100,000 fans
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