New York, NY
|John Hunt, M.D.
|Dr. Herb London
New York, NY
New York, NY
New York, NY
San Francisco, CA
|Charles A. Jensen
|Dr. Joseph T. Salerno
New York, NY
|Allan Shivers, Jr.
Damon is a principal at Ryan, LLC, one of the country’s largest tax services firms. An expert and frequent lecturer on tax policy, he specializes in transaction tax services to clients in the defense, retail, manufacturing, refining, and transportation industries. For his work, Damon was recently recognized as a ’40 Under Forty’ award nominee, given to accomplished executives and entrepreneurs who have demonstrated a commitment to the North Texas community. A graduate of the University of New Mexico, Damon and his wife reside in the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area.
Deroy Murdock is a Senior Fellow with the Atlas Network, which supports and collaborates with some 465 free-market think tanks the U.S. and 90 countries worldwide. His column, “This Opinion Just In…” appears in numerous U.S. newspapers, including the New York Post, Washington Times, Boston Herald, New Hampshire Union-Leader, and Orange County Register. He is a frequent Fox News contributor and has been a guest on CNBC, CNN, C-SPAN, MSNBC, and other TV and radio outlets.
As a popular public speaker, he has lectured or debated at Boston College; the Cato Institute, the Council on Foreign Relations; Harvard Medical School, the Heritage Foundation; the National Academy of Sciences; Dartmouth, Stanford, and Tulane universities; and various fora, from Bogotá to Buenos Aires to Budapest. Deroy is a native of Los Angeles, a graduate of Georgetown University, and a resident of New York City, where he earned an MBA from New York University. His MBA program included a semester at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.
Jim Rogers is the bestselling author of Street Smarts: Adventures on the Road and in the Markets, and a highly successful international investor and commodities expert.
In 1973, he co-founded the Quantum Fund, one of the world’s first international hedge funds, and in 1998, started the Rogers International Commodity Index. More recently, Jim is the founder of the Rogers Global Resources Equity Index, which focuses on the agriculture, mining, metals and energy sectors, including alternative energy.
Jim currently serves as an advisor to the agricultural division of VTB Capital’s global private equity unit and as an advisor to Leopard Capital’s Leopard Sri Lanka Fund. His other books include Adventure Capitalist, Investment Biker, A Bull in China, A Gift To My Children, and Hot Commodities.
He has been a guest professor of finance at the Columbia Business School, and the moderator of WCBS’ The Dreyfus Roundtable and FNN’s The Profit Motive with Jim Rogers. He is currently a regular guest on Fox News’ Cavuto on Business and other financial TV shows.
Jim is also well-known for his record-breaking travels. From 1990 to 1992, he journeyed over 100,000 miles through China and across six continents on his motorcycle, a trip that has been recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records. From 1999 to 2002, he did another Guinness World Record journey through 116 countries, covering 150,000 miles by car with his wife.
Jim currently lives with his wife Paige in Singapore, and holds a degree in history from Yale University and Philosophy, Politics and Economics from Balliol College, Oxford University.
Peter is CEO of Euro Pacific Capital, Inc. and SchiffGold. He is an internationally recognized economist specializing in the foreign equity, currency, and gold markets.
Peter frequently lectures at major economic and investment conferences, and is quoted often in the print media, including the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, LA Times, Barron’s, BusinessWeek, Time, and Fortune. His broadcast credits include regular guest appearances on CNBC, FOX Business, CNN, MSNBC, and FOX News Channel, as well as his daily radio show, The Peter Schiff Show.
Peter is also the author of the several bestselling books, including: The Real Crash, The Little Book of Bull Moves, Crash Proof 2.0: How to Profit from the Economic Collapse, and the illustrated parable, How an Economy Grows and Why it Crashes. In 2010, he ran as a candidate in the Republican primary for the United States Senate seat from Connecticut.
John Hunt, M.D., is a pediatrician, pulmonologist, allergist/immunologist, asthma specialist, author, and entrepreneur. The Chief Medical Officer of a national healthcare sharing ministry, John is also co-founder of Respiratory Research, Inc. in Austin, Texas; Camryn Executive Transportation and Limousine in central Virginia; and the co-founder and Medical Director of Trusted Angels Foundation, a non-profit focused on entrepreneurial support, education, and children’s health care in Liberia. He has received numerous research and clinical awards, lectured throughout the world, and chaired international medical conferences.
John is also the author of nearly 100 scientific papers, as well as four published novels, including the HighGround series co-written with #1 N.Y. Times bestselling author Doug Casey. Their second novel, Drug Lord, comes on the heels of Speculator, the series debut. A graduate of Amherst College and George Washington University School of Medicine, John conducted his pediatric training in the U.S. Navy before three years of solo pediatric practice in Keflavik, Iceland and two concurrent sub-specialty fellowships at the University of Virginia. He currently lives in Charlottesville, VA.
Herbert I. London is president of the London Center for Policy Research and a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute. He is the former president of the Hudson Institute, a world renowned think-tank in Washington DC. He is professor emeritus and the former John M. Olin Professor of Humanities at New York University.
Dr. London is also a noted social critic whose work has appeared in such diverse publications as Commentary, National Review, American Spectator, Wall Street Journal, Fortune, Washington Times, New York Magazine, New York Times, Christian Science Monitor, Modern Age, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, and Forbes. He is the author and editor of twenty-six books as well as three plays.
He has been a guest lecturer on many major radio and television news programs and at colleges and universities, appeared as a co-host CNN’s “Crossfire,” and was formerly syndicated by Knight-Ridder and Bridge News. In 1989, he Dr. London was a Republican candidate for Mayor of New York City, and in 1990 as the Conservative Party Candidate for Governor of New York garnered more votes than any third party candidate in the state’s history. In 1994 he was the Republican Party candidate for New York State Comptroller losing in a close election.
Herbert London is a graduate of Columbia University, 1960 and the recipient of a Ph.D. from New York University, 1966. He is also the recipient of honorary degrees from the University of Aix-Marseille in 1983 and Grove City College in 1993.
Jonathan Williams is the director of the Center for State Fiscal Reform and the Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force at the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), where he works with state policymakers, congressional leaders, and members of the private sector to develop fiscal policy solutions for the states. Prior to joining ALEC, Williams served as staff economist at the nonpartisan Tax Foundation, authoring numerous tax policy studies. Williams’s work has appeared in many publications, including The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and Investor’s Business Daily.
Williams also has been a contributing author to the Reason Foundation’s Annual Privatization Report and has written for the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. In addition, Williams was a contributing author of In Defense of Capitalism (Northwood University Press). Williams has testified before numerous legislative bodies and spoken to audiences across America. He is a frequent guest on talk radio shows and has appeared on numerous television outlets, including the PBS NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, Bloomberg TV, and Fox Business News. Williams was also the recipient of the prestigious Ludwig von Mises Award in Economics.
Ethan is a strategy consulting executive at Capital One Financial Corporation, and the North Carolina chairman of Maverick PAC, a national network of Republican young professionals. In 2012, he was a candidate for the Republican nomination in North Carolina’s 11th congressional district. Ethan began his career by founding a tech start-up, which was acquired in 2007. He holds a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from Brown University.
Evan Feinberg is the Executive Director of Stand Together, providing organizational leadership and direction. Evan is an experienced leader in non-profit management and social welfare causes.
Evan previously served as a Senior Policy Aide for health care, education, and labor issues to Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky. Evan has also served as a Legislative Assistant for health policy to Sen. Tom Coburn of Oklahoma and as a research assistant at the Heritage Foundation, where he specialized in federal education policy.
Evan and his wife Sarah, a veteran of the United States Marine Corps, live in Virginia with their three sons, Luke and twin baby boys, Zack and Jake.
Paul Jacob is president of the Liberty Initiative Fund, a national organization helping citizens place issues on the ballot to protect individual liberty and hold government accountable.
Paul ran U.S. Term Limits for nearly a decade, and was the leading voice of the term limits movement. For his work to bring term limits to Congress, the late columnist Robert Novak good-naturedly dubbed Jacob “the most hated man in Washington.”
Campaigning for term limits, as well as for spending caps, property rights measures and candidate ballot access, Paul has been involved in over 175 statewide petition drives.
Currently, Paul Jacob hosts Common Sense, an online and print opinion program sponsored by the Great Communicators Foundation, which reaches tens of thousands of online readers and e-mail subscribers. Paul also writes a weekly column for Townhall.com that appears each Sunday.
Paul is the recipient of the 2009 “Courage Under Fire” award, given annually at the Conservative Political Action Conference. His writing has been featured in USA Today, The Washington Times, The New York Daily News, Roll Call, Human Events, The Chicago Tribune, The Washington Examiner and other publications. He has appeared on numerous television programs and is a consistent guest on talk radio.
Paul is also president of the boards of Citizens in Charge, a non-partisan group working to protect and expand voter initiative rights, and the Citizens in Charge Foundation, a charitable foundation conducting research on the initiative process, educating the public and litigating to defend petition rights – both groups he founded. He also serves on the board of U.S. Term Limits and the Center for Voting and Democracy (FairVote).
Paul lives with his wife Rhonda in Woodbridge, Virginia. They have three children and two grandchildren.
Harold Siegel is the President of Excelsior Graphics, a New York-based printing company he founded in 1977. Harold also serves as a Founding Board Member of the Printing Brokerage/Buyers Association, a worldwide membership graphic arts industry trade group and is Chairman of the New York Area Committee of the Heritage Foundation. In addition, Harold is a founding advisory council member of the Project Stewardship Institute, an organization dedicated to sustainable solutions to protecting the environment, and a former member of the Board of Governors of the Friars Club, a New York show business, social, and philanthropic organization. Harold is a lifelong New York City resident, where he resides with his wife, Marilyn.
Cliff is founder and president of the Land Use Institute, a think tank concentrating on land use issues relating primarily to Long Island, New York, and serves on the executive board of New York Taxpayers for Economic Justice. He is also a board member of the Long Island Real Estate Group and a contributing sponsor to the Cato Institute and the Mercatus Center at George Mason University.
Cliff currently works as Director of Leasing for Spiegel Associates, a full-service real estate company that operates over 4 million square feet of retail, office and industrial space located on Long Island, New York. He resides in New York City.
Julie Borowski is a political commentator and and speaker living in the Washington, DC, area. Formerly a Policy Analyst at FreedomWorks, an organization dedicated to lower taxes, less government, and more freedom, her writings on economic policy have appeared in numerous newspapers and online outlets. Julie launched an political YouTube channel called TokenLibertarianGirl in June 2011.
She was previously selected to be a Charles G. Koch Summer Fellow with the Institute for Humane Studies where she worked at the Center for Competitive Politics. Most recently, she was a government affairs associate at Americans for Tax Reform.
Julie has volunteered for political candidates in Kentucky and in her home state of Maryland. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Frostburg State University in May 2010 where she studied political science, economics and international studies.
Justine is the former eCampaign Director of the Ron Paul 2008 Presidential Campaign. Lam’s efforts leveraged cutting-edge web 2.0 applications to create one of the most extensive web presences for any candidate in the presidential race.
Her pioneering work in the application of social media to political advocacy has been widely recognized by publications ranging from Time Magazine and Forbes, with Fortune naming her a “fundraising dynamo” for her “decentralized approach” to online advocacy.
Justine has also served as an independent consultant to dozens of candidates, non-profit organizations, and private sector businesses. A frequent speaker on social technology trends and grassroots marketing at conferences and universities, Justine received her B.A. from UC Berkeley and is most recently an alumna of Singularity University’s Graduate Studies Program. She currently lives in San Francisco, CA.
Dave is the current national chairman of the Republican Liberty Caucus, an organization that promotes individual liberty, limited government, and free market economics within the Republican Party. He is also the Director of Campaign Mechanics, a campaign consulting firm for local political campaigns, and the senior politics editor of Blogcritics, an online news and opinion magazine.
Dave is also the founder and CEO of Scriptorium Fonts, one of the most recognized specialty font foundries. His designs have been particularly successful in marketing and merchandising, with his font Valdemar picked as the official merchandising font for the Harry Potter movies.
With a B.A. in English and History from Franklin and Marshall College, and graduate degrees from the University of Texas, Dave taught college history in Austin for more than a decade. He currently resides in Manor, Texas with his wife, Patricia, and their two daughters.
Ryan is the founder and principal of Rockwood Strategies, a boutique political consulting firm. He has over 15 years of campaign experience working in all aspects of campaigns, from staffer to manager to chief strategist and lead consultant. He has worked on winning campaigns on many levels from races for Judge, County Commissioner, State House, State Senate and Congress.
Ryan is also experienced in issue advocacy and non-profit work, having served in various capacities for non-profit organizations. He holds a bachelor’s degree in history and political science from Villanova University, and currently lives in Harrisburg, PA.
Charles is the co-finance chair of the Arizona state Republican Party, and the founder of Politics on the Rocks, a well-known nationwide political networking organization. He is also the former President of the American Marketing Association. A former national delegate to the 2008 Republican National Convention and driver in presidential motorcades from 2000-2008, Charles currently works as a vice president for a major multi-state commercial real estate firm. A graduate of Arizona State University, he lives in Scottsdale, AZ.
Joseph T. Salerno is a professor of economics in the Finance and Graduate Economics Department in the Lubin School of Business of Pace University in New York. He is also the editor of the Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics, the Academic Vice President of the Ludwig von Mises Institute, a research associate of the Foundations of the Market Economy in the economics department at New York University, and a policy expert for the Heritage Foundation.
With expertise in monetary theory and policy and international monetary reform, he has testified before Congress on the topics of inflation and of fractional reserve banking and his numerous op-eds have appeared in Forbes, the Christian Science Monitor and the WallStreetOasis.com
Dr. Salerno has published over 50 articles and essays in refereed journals and scholarly books and is the author of Money: Sound and Unsound (2010). He has edited or co-edited several books and is a co-editor of the forthcoming five-volume collection Monetary Reform and the Bellagio Group: Selected Letters and Papers of Fritz Machlup, Robert Triffin and William Fellner (2014).
Dr. Salerno lectures frequently throughout the U.S. and internationally, and has been interviewed on broadcast and online radio shows including Bloomberg radio. He also has appeared on CSPAN, Fox News, Fox Business Network, and New York Lawline television. Dr. Salerno holds a Ph.D. in economics from Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey.
Bud Shivers, born in San Antonio in 1946, grew up in Austin. He attended the Lawrenceville School and the University of Texas at Austin School of Business. Leaving the university in 1968 and after serving in the United States Coast Guard, he returned to Austin and embarked on a business career that has included founding and serving as chairman or board member of a solid waste business, real estate development company, savings and loan company, as well as a farming organization and a mineral royalty business.
Shivers has served in leadership roles in several state and local organizations including chairmanship of the Texas Chamber of Commerce, Texas Lyceum, Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission and Shivers Cancer Center. He was a founder and served as chairman for 31 years of the Seton Fund, the endowment arm of the Seton Healthcare Network.
He has been honored by the Texas Chamber of Commerce as Volunteer of the Year, received the Quality of Life Award from the Austin Chamber of Commerce and was named a “Rising Star of Texas” by Texas Business Magazine.