ATLANTA, Ga. (June 7, 2012) – The Foundation for Economic Education (FEE) announced the appointment of two business leaders to its board of trustees: Stephen R. Hennessy of Atlanta, Georgia, and Michael Yashko of Naples, Florida. “We are pleased to welcome Steve and Mike to our board,” FEE President Lawrence W. Reed said. “Both are well qualified for the role. FEE’s board is a first-rate group of seasoned men and women who provide strategic guidance, general oversight and invaluable advice to ensure we put our donor dollars to the most effective use. Each one is well-known and highly respected within his or her profession and local community.”
Steve Hennessy is a native of Atlanta who, along with his two brothers, owns and operates his family’s Atlanta-based Hennessy Automobile Companies, the largest privately held automobile retailer Georgia. He is also one of the leading retailers in the Southeast.
Steve is active in community and civic organizations and currently serves on the board of directors for the Atlanta Metro Chamber of Commerce, the board of directors of the Metro Atlanta YMCA, and the board of trustees of Atlanta’s Woodward Academy. He also is the incoming president of the Rotary Club of Atlanta.
Mike Yashko is the national practice chair for the law firm Roetzel & Andress, where he practices corporate, commercial, and real estate law. He has been named a Florida Super Lawyer based upon peer reviews and independent research.
Mike writes and lectures frequently on the U.S. Constitution and free market economics. In the spring of 2011, Mike led a month-long, seminar-style examination of the Constitution known as The Founders’ College in Collier County, Florida. Mike is currently the chair of the Southwest Florida Tenth Amendment Center and the Gadsden Project.
With these new trustees FEE continues its tradition of attracting leaders from across the country to support its efforts to educate and inspire future champions for liberty. To see the full list of the trustees please visit our Board of Trustees page.