Annie Dwyer

Annie Dwyer is the director of the Civil Society Fellows Program and strategic communications advisor at the Manhattan Institute. For more than a decade, Dwyer has helped policy experts improve their communications capabilities. Prior to joining the Manhattan Institute, Dwyer was the vice president of communications at the Competitive Enterprise Institute, served as communications director for a member of the U.S. House of Representatives, and worked in media relations at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University. Originally from Wichita, Kansas, she graduated from Kansas State University with degrees in political science and journalism. Dwyer lives with her husband, Tom, in Washington, D.C.

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