Jay Hein is the president of Sagamore Institute, a think tank he co-founded in 2004 with U.S. Senator Dan Coats. As part of his Sagamore duties, Jay also serves as managing director of an impact investing vehicle called Commonwealth. He is also a fellow at Baylor University’s Institute for the Studies of Religion.
Previously, Jay served as Deputy Assistant to President Bush and Director, White House Office of Faith-Based Initiatives. In this capacity, he advised the President and oversaw the implementation of a “determined attack on need” with staff at a dozen cabinet agencies. He formerly directed Civil Society Programs at Hudson Institute and he served as a welfare policy advisor to then-Wisconsin Governor Tommy Thompson.
Jay is the author of The Quiet Revolution: An Active Faith That Transforms Lives and Communities which was commissioned by Amazon to help launch its new faith-based division. He received an undergraduate degree at Eureka College and an honorary Doctor of Laws from Indiana Wesleyan University.
Founded in 2004 by Dan Coats and Jay Hein, Sagamore builds and implements innovative solutions to society’s biggest problems. Through research, consulting, and impact investing, we fight for a society where governments provide order, businesses improve communities, and citizens are engaged.