Tripp Baird is the Director of Senate Relations for Heritage Action for America. Prior to his work with Heritage Action, Tripp was a Partner at the Watts Consulting Group. Prior to that, he has served as the Legislative Director for former U.S. Senator Mel Martinez (R-FL) and the floor assistant for then-Majority Leader Trent Lott (R-MS). From 2001-2005, Tripp served as the Director of Senate Relations at The Heritage Foundation.