Ann Marie Hauser
Ann Marie Hauser

Ann Marie Hauser has joined the Hudson Institute, conservative think tank, as VP for public affairs.

Most recently, Hauser was deputy staff director for the Senate Republican Conference, which is chaired by John Thune of South Dakota.

She led efforts to promote the GOP's pro-growth policies after it regained the Senate majority in 2014.

Earlier, Hauser managed PA for Patomak Global Partners, financial services consultancy, and worked as managing VP for JDA Frontline, PA shop.

She served in the Bush II administration as PA director for the Dept. of Commerce and spokesperson at the Treasury Dept.

The late futurist Herman Kahn founded the Washington-based HI in 1961 to challenge conventional thinking and manage strategic transitions to the future.

He’s also remembered for his work at RAND Corp., where he analyzed the impact of nuclear war and studied ways to improve survivability.