Brittany Vessely is executive director of Catholic Education Partners, a national Catholic nonprofit whose mission is to serve the Catholic community by advancing policy that empowers families and children to enjoy the benefits of a Catholic education. Prior to launching Catholic Education Partners, Brittany served as director of state policy for EdChoice (formerly Friedman Foundation), working with state lawmakers and other stakeholders to advance school choice policy. She also previously conducted domestic policy research at The Heritage Foundation in Washington, D.C., focusing on education, welfare and family issues. Her research and commentary has appeared in state news outlets across the country and on digital venues such as NRO, The Federalist and The Daily Signal. Brittany is an alumna of The John Jay Institute fellowship and Claremont Institute Publius fellowship. She also serves as Senior Fellow at Sagamore Institute in Indianapolis, Fellow in Education Reform at Centennial Institute in Denver, American Enterprise Institute Values and Capitalism Ideas Council in Washington, D.C., and is a member of the Philadelphia Society. Brittany is a graduate of Colorado Christian University, with degrees in Political Science and Social Science. While native to Arizona, she and her husband Andrew reside in Indianapolis, IN.
Executive Director Brittany Vessely and her husband Andrew with Pope Francis for the Sposi Novelli blessing.