For Immediate Release: Monday, Jan. 2, 2017
Contact: Jim Waters @bipps or (859) 444-5630
(LEXINGTON, Ky.) — The Bluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions, Kentucky’s first and only free-market think tank, is pleased to welcome Folu Elegbede as its new Director of Digital Marketing.
Elegbede, a Lexington resident and Nigerian native, will oversee the expansion of the Bluegrass Institute’s digital presence by fully utilizing all available social media platforms to advance free-market solutions to Kentucky’s greatest policy challenges.
“It’s a great honor to join the distinct team here at the Bluegrass Institute with special thanks to board member Aaron Ammerman for his facilitating role in introducing me to this important and exciting endeavor,” Elegbede said. “I look forward to helping increase the Institute’s pivotal influence on the battlefield of ideas towards a peaceful, freer and more prosperous Kentucky.”
Elegbede studied at St. John’s College in Annapolis, Maryland, where he majored in Liberal Arts (Philosophy and History of Math and Sciences), was a Hodson Trust Scholar and served as a Student Government Delegate.
He’s currently completing his Bachelor’s degree in Political Science at Georgetown College leading to a Master’s degree in Diplomacy at the University of Kentucky Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce.
Along with his academic studies, Elegbede has worked as an author and activist for pro-liberty groups in Africa and served as an intern with both the Charles Koch Institute and Atlas Network, where he addressed barriers to trade between the U.S. and African countries.
“Folu’s wide-ranging experience and commitment to the principles of free markets and free peoples will advance the cause of liberty in our commonwealth in ways we have not seen to this point,” Bluegrass Institute President Jim Waters said. “His network of liberty lovers worldwide combined with his significant ability to skillfully use the tools of technology will serve to grow the institute’s impact in furthering the principles of free enterprise, individual liberty and limited – and transparent – government.
Elegbede can be reached at @FElegbede or (859) 270-6566.