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Veronica Harrison

Veronica Harrison is the marketing director at The Heartland Institute. She is responsible for creating and implementing efficient marketing plans for The Heartland Institute and its departments.

Harrison composes detailed planning memos for each of the organization’s major publications, events, and policy campaigns. She then works with staff to implement those plans effectively as a way to increase the numbers of paid subscribers to the organization’s publications, attendance at events, and tools to measure overall success at Heartland. Harrison joined the Heartland team in 2014.

Harrison earned her bachelor's degree in journalism from Columbia College Chicago in 2010. During her second year at Columbia, Harrison was a communications specialist at the Streeterville Chamber of Commerce. Her role at the Chamber was her entrance into the marketing field. She was responsible fo executing marketing strategies for the Streeterville community, including the Magnificent Mile shopping district. At the Chamber, Harrison worked closely with businesses on the Magnificent Mile to increase Chamber memberships and market shops, stores, five-star hotels, and restaurants.

Also while at Columbia, Harrison served as vice president of communications for the college’s Student Government Association (SGA). She was named "Senator of the Year" in 2009 for her efforts in marketing the college and its projects and initiatives. Harrison was nominated SGA Board President in 2010. After college, Harrison served as a youth journalism instructor for True Star Magazine, sponsored by After School Matters in Chicago. She held that position for more than five years, working in several inner-city Chicago high schools serving hundreds of aspiring teen journalists. Harrison was promoted to managing editor of True Star Magazine in 2013.

Harrison also serves as a contributing writer and editor for several print and online publications and has remained involved in several city-wide policy issues as a reporter and community advocate in Chicago. She enjoys writing, shopping, and time with her family.

Recent Articles and Publications

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October 25, 2017
By Veronica Harrison
In two recent cases, federal courts have blocked President Donald Trump's deregulatory efforts.
September 26, 2017
By Veronica Harrison
Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler is challenging the state of Oregon over what he considers insufficient state action to reduce air pollution in Portland.
August 2, 2017
By Veronica Harrison
Mayor Megan Barry's plan to have Nashville cut it's greenhouse gas emissions to keep the Paris climate agreement goals rejected by President Trump will raise energy costs for Nashville residents and businesses.
July 14, 2017
By Veronica Harrison
Rep. Scott Tipton reintroduced the Water Rights Protection Act to uphold state water laws and water-rights assignments against federal regulatory agencies’ attempts to reduce property owners’ water rights.

2016 By the Numbers

See what sets Heartland apart:
82% of state elected officials read Heartland publications
82%
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
45%
of state elected officials say a Heartland publication influenced their opinions or led to a change in public policy.
“The Heartland Institute [is] the world’s most prominent thinktank supporting skepticism about man-made climate change.”
The Economist
May 26, 2012
2.4 Million
the number of times Heartland's six podcasts were downloaded in 2017
184 issues
of weekly e-newsletters sent to subscribers across the country
91 events
that Heartland hosted, attended, or spoke at, reaching 14,711 guests
100,000 fans
on Facebook posting and reposting over 1 million times a week