As the senior director for emerging issues and research at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, Michael Hendrix leads the Foundation’s public policy research and outreach. In addition, Hendrix directs the Foundation’s Cities & States Initiative, which educates community leaders in practical solutions for creating entrepreneurial opportunity and thriving economies.
Hendrix is a frequent author and speaker on economic development, startups, and technology policy, including in City Journal, National Affairs, and National Review and at conferences such as SxSW. He is also a recurring speaker and contributor for the American Enterprise Institute.
Previously, Hendrix served as a fellow at the National Review Institute and as program assistant at the Center for International Private Enterprise, where he coordinated programs to institute market-oriented reforms around the world. He is a graduate of the University of St. Andrews with an M.A. (Hons) in international relations and holds a certificate in strategy and performance management from Georgetown University.