A prominent leader, strategist, and counselor in the conservative movement, Becky Norton Dunlop holds the only policy chair in the country to be officially named for the 40th president. Dunlop was Heritage's vice president for external relations from 1998 to 2016. In her present position, she oversees special projects, travels as an ambassador for Heritage, and assures that the legacy of principles, policies, and practices represented by Ronald Reagan remain in Americans' hearts and minds. During the Reagan administration, Dunlop was a senior official inside the White House and at the departments of justice and the interior. She previously served as political director for the American Conservative Union, where she was instrumental in organizing grassroots activists for Reagan's 1976 bid for the Republican nomination and advised his 1980 nomination and general election campaigns. In 1994-1998, she was secretary of natural resources for the commonwealth of Virginia--one of the few "free-market environmentalists" to head a state agency. Dunlop served on the Trump transition team. A graduate of Miami University in Ohio, she resides in Arlington, Virginia, with her husband, George S. Dunlop. They are members of Oakland Baptist Church.