Washington, D.C. — Today the Log Cabin Republicans and Liberty Education Forum National Boards of Directors announced the appointment of Jerri Ann Henry as the organizations’ new Executive Director.
“Log Cabin Republicans have a rich history of grassroots activism and a legacy of great leaders, and there is no other organization better suited to offer solutions to today’s challenging political environment than us,” Henry stated. “I’m humbled to step into this leadership role, and I don’t take it lightly — I believe my experience with the Republican Party and LGBTQ community, combined with this incredible team will allow us to build a strong, effective movement and grow the Republican Party of the future.”
Henry is a leading communications and messaging strategist with a long career in grassroots activism, digital campaigns and coalition building. She managed Young Conservatives for the Freedom to Marry leading into the Obergefell Supreme Court decision, the Platform Reform campaign during the 2016 election cycle, and has served in leadership positions on numerous policy and Republican congressional campaigns.
During the last decade in Washington D.C., Henry has developed digital listening and engagement tools for many corporate and non-profit organizations. Her unique approach to fully integrated digital activism, combined with a strong understanding of right-of-center messaging on difficult issues led to her recognition as a leader within the industry. She has been recognized as a Rising Star by Campaigns & Elections and a Future 40 Leader by Maverick PAC.
In addition, Henry has served in leadership positions for a number of organizations including Maverick PAC, Young Republicans of Alexandria, Women’s Public Leadership Network (WPLN), the National Federation of Republican Women, the Texas State Society and others. She is a native of Dallas, Texas and a graduate of Texas A&M University. Currently Ms. Henry, her wife, and their dog live in Alexandria, VA where they are active in the local community.
“The Log Cabin Republicans Board of Directors was inundated with accomplished individuals eager to lend their talents to the organization, and Jerri Ann Henry was the Board of Directors’ unanimous choice,” Log Cabin Republicans Chairman Sarah Longwell stated. “I look forward to working with her to continue our mission making the conservative case for LGBT equality throughout the United States.”
“Bringing Jerri Ann Henry on-board as the new chief executive of Liberty Education Forum is a tremendous opportunity for us to continue our mission to educate people on issues of importance to the LGBT community,” Liberty Education Forum Chairman Tom Wahl, Jr. said. “Now, more than ever, at this critical moment in our history it is necessary to advocate for LGBT Americans among conservatives and people of faith. The LEF Board of Directors joins me in welcoming her insights, perspective, and leadership.”
“As someone who has known Jerri Ann Henry for years, I couldn’t be more pleased to see the Log Cabin Republicans and Liberty Education Forum Boards of Directors have chosen her to continue the proud legacy of both organizations into the future,” the organizations’ Immediate Past President Gregory T. Angelo remarked. “After achieving the historic firsts of full participation at the Conservative Political Action Conference, formal recognition from the Republican National Committee, and public commendation of Log Cabin Republicans from a sitting Republican president during my tenure, the future looks bright for Log Cabin Republicans; I wish Ms. Henry all the best as she continues to advance an inclusive, winning strategy.”