The Friedman Foundation has hired Jennifer Wagner as vice president of communications. The past four years she ran her own public relations consulting firm, serving a number of public, private and nonprofit clients. Wagner also previously worked as a reporter at the Indianapolis Star and previously served as communications director for the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute and deputy director of public affairs for National Nuclear Security Administration. She is a graduate of Park Tudor School who holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Indiana University and a J.D. from the Indiana University School of Law in Indianapolis. She is admitted to practice law in Indiana.