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  • President Lawrence W. Reed
    Lawrence W. Reed

    Lawrence W. (“Larry”) Reed became president of FEE in 2008 after serving as chairman of its board of trustees in the 1990s and both writing and speaking for FEE since the late 1970s. 

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  • Executive Director Wayne Olson
    Wayne Olson

    Wayne Olson is the executive director of the Foundation for Economic Education. He previously served for six years as the chairman of FEE’s board of trustees.

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  • Senior Development Associate James Anderson
    James Anderson

    James graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a major in General Management, focusing on Marketing and Human Resources, and minors in Japanese and Economics. 

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  • Blog Editor Daniel Bier
    Daniel Bier

    Daniel Bier is the editor of Anything Peaceful. He writes on issues relating to science, civil liberties, and economic freedom.

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  • Curriculum Development Manager Marianna Brashear
    Marianna Brashear

    Marianna is the Manager of the Character and Values Initiative at the Foundation for Economic Education aimed at teaching the humane value and ethical principles of free markets to FEE’s student audience. She is a Ukrainian immigrant whose life passion is to promote the ideas and virtues of liberty and free markets. Marianna has served as a Russian instructor for the US Air Force and is a huge advocate of homeschooling. For fun, Marianna is an accomplished ballroom and Latin dancer and instructor. She also enjoys international travel and reading about positive psychology and philosophy. Marianna holds an MBA in Entrepreneurship from Aspen University.

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  • Director of Content Max Borders
    Max Borders

    Max Borders is the editor of the Freeman and director of content for FEE. He is also cofounder of the event experience Voice & Exit and author of Superwealth: Why we should stop worrying about the gap between rich and poor.

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  • Summer Programs Associate Megan Cook
    Megan Cook

    Megan is currently an undergraduate student at Salem College in North Carolina as a double major in Political Science and Economics. 

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  • Summer Photography Associate Mitchell Earl
    Mitchell Earl

    Mitchell earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Agricultural Communications from Oklahoma State University in 2014.

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  • Summer Photography Associate Quinton Greene
    Quinton Greene

    Quinton Greene is currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Economics at Florida State University. 

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  • Finance & Human Resources Coordinator Lauren Hicks
    Lauren Hicks

    Lauren Hicks is a Communications graduate from Berry College. During her time there, she dabbled in just about every class she could take and soon found a passion for the business aspect of things. She has a fierce love for all things organized and efficient. Lauren believes in keeping a detailed calendar, making lists and keeping order. She is excited to lend her talents to help promote FEE's mission by keeping the office up and running.

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  • Summer Programs Associate Nick Hanchey
    Nick Hanchey

    Nick Hanchey is a Summer Programs Associate at FEE. He is a senior at Georgia College & State University double majoring in Economics and Management. 

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  • Summer Programs Associate Emily Keehn
    Emily Keehn

    Emily is attending Florida State University in the fall to study Economics and Political Science with a minor in Environmental Studies.

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  • Web & Digital Media Manager Jason Kelly
    Jason Kelly

    Jason Kelly is a graduate of Hillsdale College and the Web and Digital Media Manager at FEE. 

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  • Alumni Relations Associate Carrie Leggins
    Carrie Leggins

    Carrie Leggins is the alumni relations associate at FEE.

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  • Chief Operating Officer Richard Lorenc
    Richard Lorenc

    Richard N. Lorenc is the Chief Operating Officer of the Foundation for Economic Education (FEE).

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  • Managing Editor, the Freeman B.K. Marcus
    B.K. Marcus

    B.K. Marcus is managing editor of the Freeman.

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  • Program Operations Manager Sara Morrison
    Sara Morrison

    Sara Morrison is the Program Operations Manager at FEE.

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  • Digital Media Associate Ian Ostaszewski
    Ian Ostaszewski

    Ian Ostaszewski is a graduate of Hillsdale College, where he studied economics and played percussion in the college orchestra. Prior to joining FEE, he interned at the Ayn Rand Institute in Irvine, CA. In his spare time, Ian enjoys watching TV, writing music, and making origami. He is half Polish and half Filipino.

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  • Director of Finance Carl Oberg
    Carl Oberg

    Carl Oberg is the Director of Finance for the Foundation for Economic Education.

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  • Website Developer Robert Ramsey
    Robert Ramsey

    Robert Ramsey is the website curator at FEE. He loves cooking, writing, and hacking in his spare time.

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  • Director of Programs & Alumni Relations Jason Riddle
    Jason Riddle

    Jason Riddle is the Director of Programs and Alumni Relations at FEE. Prior to joining FEE, Jason spent over eight years as a management consultant working with a variety of public and private organizations to enhance their business performance through improved risk management, operational effectiveness, and control around internal and external reporting.

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  • Summer Programs Associate Allison Shaw
    Allison Shaw

    Allison is a senior at Western Carolina University studying Finance with a minor in Economics. 

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  • Program Development Associate William Smith
    William Smith

    William Smith is a Program Development Associate at FEE, crafting engaging seminars for our growing young audience.

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  • Director of Development Justin Streiff
    Justin Streiff

    Justin Streiff is the Director of Development at the Foundation for Economic Education. In this role, he directs FEE’s nationwide development efforts and serves as a key liaison for established and prospective investors.

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  • Donor Relations Coordinator Elise Thompson
    Elise Thompson

    Elise is a recent graduate of James Madison College at Michigan State University with a major in Political Theory & Constitutional Democracy. Elise previously was an intern at the Institute for Humane Studies and was involved in Students For Liberty as both a Campus Coordinator and then as a North American Executive Board Member, serving as the Regional Director for the Great Lakes region. Elise interned with FEE during her last year of school before receiving the exciting offer to join the FEE team full-time after graduation! In her free time, Elise likes cooking, reading, and the pursuit of great beer.

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  • Director of Digital Development Jeffrey A. Tucker
    Jeffrey A. Tucker

    Jeffrey Tucker is Director of Digital Development at FEE, CLO of the startup Liberty.me, and editor at Laissez Faire Books. Author of five books, he speaks at FEE summer seminars and other events. His latest book is Bit by Bit: How P2P Is Freeing the World.

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