Roger R. Ream
President, Fund for American Studies (TFAS)
President, Foundation for Teaching Economics (FTE)
Chairman, Foundation for Economic Education (FEE)
For more than 30 years, Roger Ream has worked in the fields of economic education and public policy. In 1991, he joined The Fund for American Studies (TFAS) as Executive Vice President and was named President and Chief Operating Officer in 1998. In 2013, he also became president of the Foundation for Teaching Economics, an organization strategically affiliated with TFAS.
TFAS, founded in 1967 by Charles Edison, son of the inventor Thomas Edison, sponsors educational programs throughout the world that prepare young people for leadership by teaching them the principles of limited government, individual freedom, and free market economics. The Fund sponsors academic programs for college students and young professionals in the U.S., Europe, South America, and Asia.
FTE was founded in 1976 to introduce high school students, selected for their leadership potential, to an economic way of thinking about national and international issues, and to promote excellence in economic education by helping teachers of economics become more effective educators.
Prior to joining TFAS in 1991, Mr. Ream was a founding staff member and Vice President for Development at Citizens for a Sound Economy (CSE), an economic policy organization in Washington, DC. Mr. Ream has also served as an assistant to two U.S. Congressmen and on the Senior Staff of the Foundation for Economic Education (FEE). He now chairs the board of FEE.
Mr. Ream serves on the boards of the U.S. Air Force Academy Foundation, the International Freedom Educational Foundation, Donors Capital Fund, and Ethics and Economics Education of New England. He serves on the advisory boards of the America’s Future Foundation, the Philanthropic Enterprise, and TalentMarket. He is a member of the Mont Pelerin Society, the Frank S. Meyer Society, and the Philadelphia Society.
Mr. Ream received his B.A. from Vanderbilt University in 1977 and did graduate work in economics at George Mason University. A native of Wisconsin, he is married and has three children.