FGA Names Kristina Rasmussen Vice President of Federal Affairs


Washington, D.C. – The Foundation for Government Accountability (FGA) announced today that Kristina Rasmussen has been named Vice President of Federal Affairs. Rasmussen will lead FGA’s rapidly growing endeavor to reduce government dependency and expand opportunity through reforms at the federal level.

“We are thrilled to have Kristina join FGA to lead our federal team. She will be a transformative leader in our initiative to reduce dependency through proven reforms,” said Tarren Bragdon, FGA President and CEO. “Any institution would benefit from her presence and vision. I’m pleased FGA has the privilege.”

Rasmussen joins FGA as one of the foremost national leaders and coalition-builders in both state and federal policy. Her record includes eight years with the Illinois Policy Institute, most recently serving as its President and COO. In that time, Rasmussen was responsible for a transformation and elevation of the Institute’s presence and efficacy, leading directly to her 2015 receipt of the Overton Award for leadership excellence from the State Policy Network.

Prior to her service at the Illinois Policy Institute, Rasmussen was Director of Government Affairs for the National Taxpayers Union. She comes to FGA having most recently served as Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner’s Chief of Staff, where she played a key role in securing his most significant policy victory in office, an expansion of school-choice options for Illinois families.

After successfully designing and implementing reforms in 34 states across the nation, FGA established a presence in Washington, D.C. to bring its solutions to the federal level. With the addition of Rasmussen and other key policy experts, FGA’s federal team will continue to lead the way in making real welfare reform, and the expansion of opportunity and prosperity that comes with it, a reality.

The Foundation for Government Accountability is a non–profit, multi–state think tank that specializes in health care, welfare, and regulatory reform. To learn more, visit TheFGA.org.