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Jacobs Elects New President

Heidepriem to Lead the Institute into the Next Century

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January 1, 2000, Washington, DC The Jacobs Institute began the 21st century with new leadership: Nikki Heidepriem, JD. She is co-founder and partner in the public policy and political consulting firm of Heidepriem & Mager Inc. and has served on the Jacobs Institutes Board since 1994. She is the third president in the Institutes ten-year history.

Ms. Heidepriem brings a wealth of experience to her new position. Trained as a lawyer, she has been involved in private practice, government service, and non-profit advocacy.

Ms. Heidepriem also has over 15 years of political experience. She served as the Communications Director for Barbara Mikulskis successful 1986 U.S. Senate campaign and has been an advisor to democratic presidential campaigns since 1984 on targeting the womens vote and on reaching organized constituency groups.

"Nikkis energy and commitment to womens issues are legendary. She also thoroughly understands the important role of nonprofit organizations and will work to make sure the Jacobs Institute stays true to its mission of advancing womens health," said William Andrews, MD, FACOG, Chair of the Boards Nominating Committee.

Ms. Heidepriem currently serves on several boards, including the National Partnership for Women & Families and the Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law and Womens Policy, Inc.

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For Immediate Release

For more information contact:
Shannon R. Mouton
The Jacobs Institute
(202) 863-4989