Jason Wiens is policy director in Entrepreneurship for the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, where he leads the Foundation’s strategy to reduce barriers to entrepreneurship by improving public policy. His views on entrepreneurship policy have been published in leading media outlets including The Wall Street Journal, Roll Call, The Hill, Washington Monthly, and VentureBeat.
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 in political science with a minor in sociology from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois.