Senior Vice President, Domestic Policy
Expertise: LGBT issues, domestic policy
Jeff Krehely is the Senior Vice President for Domestic Policy at American Progress, where he oversees a portfolio of domestic policy work, working closely with the policy and executive teams to advance the organization’s policy goals. Previously, Krehely was the vice president and chief foundation officer for the Human Rights Campaign, or HRC, where he oversaw six major program areas for the organization, including employment, education, child welfare, faith, and health care.
Prior to his work at HRC, Krehely served as the Vice President of the LGBT Research and Communications Project at American Progress. This project began in 2009 and builds on American Progress’ longstanding commitment to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender, or LGBT, equality with a strategic policy and communications agenda.
Krehely also was the research director of the Movement Advancement Project, a think tank that generates research and analysis to help speed equality for LGBT people. Before MAP, Krehely worked at the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy, or NCRP, serving first as the organization’s research director and later as its deputy director. While at NCRP, Krehely led the organization’s work documenting the successful strategies right-wing foundations used to advance a conservative public policy agenda and lobbied Congress to pass laws increasing the accountability of the philanthropic sector.
Krehely holds a B.A. in English from King’s College in Pennsylvania and a master of public policy from Georgetown University. He is co-chair of the advisory board for the Forty to None Project, a program of the True Colors Fund, which seeks to raise awareness about and bring an end to gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender youth experiencing homelessness. He is also a board member of SMYAL, an LGBTQ youth leadership organization in Washington, D.C.