Jason Wiens is policy director in Research and Policy at the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, where he leads the Foundation’s policy outreach and education initiatives to federal, state, and local elected officials. Wiens also oversees a grant portfolio of policy-related research and is the lead author of the Entrepreneurship Policy Digest. His writing has appeared in Roll Call, The Hill, Washington Monthly, Real Clear Policy, and Forbes.
Prior to joining the Kauffman Foundation, Wiens was deputy legislative director for U.S. Senator Jerry Moran where he provided counsel to the Senator and oversaw the development and implementation of the Senator’s legislative agenda. He led bipartisan efforts in the U.S. Senate related to entrepreneurship, immigration, and economic mobility.
Wiens earned a bachelor of arts degree in political science with a minor in sociology from Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill.