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May 23, 2016

IPI Welcomes Wade Emmert as Research Fellow


DALLAS—The Institute for Policy Innovation (IPI) is proud to announce that Dallas attorney and former county Republican Chairman Wade Emmert has joined the Dallas think tank as research fellow, bringing a wealth of experience from a distinguished career marked by conservative thought leadership, political advocacy and civic involvement.

"We're delighted that Wade will be joining IPI and adding us to his portfolio of community involvement. I look forward to seeing all that will result from Wade's creativity and experience at IPI," said IPI President Tom Giovanetti.  

"For 29 years, IPI has been a leading advocate for innovative solutions founded in individual liberty, limited government and free markets,” said Emmert. “Today, I am honored to add my voice to the chorus of learned scholars working to find solutions to today's public policy problems."

From May 2011 until May 2016, Wade Emmert led the Dallas County Republican Party as chairman, where he distinguished himself as an advocate for unity and conservative principles. He also was host of the popular Wade Emmert Show each Sunday night on 660AM-The Answer.

Prior to that, Emmert served as a city council member for his hometown, and has been a candidate for Dallas County judge. He also serves in various advisory capacities for a local hospital and the newly formed Law School at the University of North Texas at Dallas.

Emmert was born and raised in Midland, Texas. He graduated from Midland Christian High School at the top of his class, earned his Bachelor of Arts in International Business from Abilene Christian University, graduating magna cum laude, and his law degree from Baylor University. He has been a member of Mensa for more than 10 years and is considered one of the best attorneys in the state of Texas. He is a founding partner of Emmert & Parvin, LLP, a premier Dallas law firm.

The Institute for Policy Innovation (IPI) is a 29-year-old free market public policy organization based in Irving specializing in the areas of tax policy, health care and entitlement reform, trade policy, civil liberties, intellectual property and technology policy.


The Institute for Policy Innovation (IPI) is an independent, nonprofit public policy organization based in Dallas. Experts are available for interview by contacting Erin Humiston at (972) 874-5139, or 



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