Lawrence W. (“Larry”) Reed became president of FEE in 2008. Prior to that, he was a founder and president for twenty years of the Mackinac Center for Public Policy in Midland, Michigan. He also taught Economics full-time and chaired the Department of Economics at Northwood University in Michigan from 1977 to 1984.
He holds a B.A. degree in Economics from Grove City College (1975) and an M.A. degree in History from Slippery Rock State University (1978), both in Pennsylvania. He holds two honorary doctorates, one from Central Michigan University (Public Administration—1993) and Northwood University (Laws—2008).
A champion for liberty, Reed has authored over 1,000 newspaper columns and articles, dozens of articles in magazines and journals in the U. S. and abroad. His writings have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, Christian Science Monitor, USA Today, Baltimore Sun, Detroit News and Detroit Free Press, among many others. He has authored or co-authored five books, the most recent ones being “A Republic—If We Can Keep It” and “Striking the Root: Essays on Liberty.” He is frequently interviewed on radio talk shows and has appeared as a guest on numerous television programs, including those anchored by Judge Andrew Napolitano and John Stossel on FOX Business News.
Reed has delivered at least 75 speeches annually in the past 30 years—in virtually every state and dozens of countries from Bulgaria to China to Bolivia. His best-known lectures include “Seven Principles of Sound Policy” and “Great Myths of the Great Depression”—both of which have been translated into more than a dozen languages and distributed worldwide.
His interests in political and economic affairs have taken him as a freelance journalist to 81 countries on six continents. He is a member of the prestigious Mont Pelerin Society and an advisor to numerous organizations around the world. He served for 15 years as a member of the board (and one term as president) of the State Policy Network. His numerous recognitions include the “Champion of Freedom” award from the Mackinac Center for Public Policy and the “Distinguished Alumni” award from Grove City College.
He is a native of Pennsylvania and a 30-year resident of Michigan, and now resides in Newnan, Georgia.
After receiving his BA from American University in Washington, DC, Carl spent ten years working his way through the federal government bureaucracy with occasional stops as a “beltway bandit” in the defense industry. During this time he traveled extensively throughout the Middle East and learned “how the sausage is made” when it comes to international trade policy. A decade of government work eventually turned Carl into a strong libertarian and an enemy of coercion. In December 2007, Carl left the government and entered the graduate program in Economics at George Mason. During his education, he was also an intern at the Cato Institute and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. Upon graduation in May 2009 Carl entered the Koch Associate Program, a non-profit management program, while working at the Americans for Prosperity Foundation as a state policy writer. In June 2010, he was lucky enough to meet Larry Reed and be offered the position of Executive Director at the Foundation for Economic Education. The rest of the story is still in progress. Carl and his wife Caren live at FEE headquarters in Irvington, NY. They own a tremendous cat named Shisha. Carl is a brewer and a baker. There are no plans for candlestick making at this time.
Director of Human Resource & Finance
Linda was thrilled to join FEE as assistant to the President and Executive Director. She was a liberty lover (and her husband was weaned on The Freeman). Her administrative gifts, honed through 25 years of experience proved to be what FEE needed during a time of program and staff changes, so her responsibilities have expanded. Her family’s 3,600-book library includes great fiction, history, the arts, and hundreds of titles in economics, political science, philosophy, and social commentary. Linda relaxes by watching great films – but mostly reads.
Director of Development
Jonathan Moody is FEE’s Director of Development. Jonathan joined FEE after spending more than four years at the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) in Washington, D.C., where he started out in their policy department and then served as their Director of Donor Relations. He also participated in the Koch Associate Program (2008-2009), a year long non-profit management and economics program, while serving at ALEC. Prior to joining ALEC, he worked for the American Conservative Union, where he first served as their Finance Assistant and then as Director of Membership. Additionally, he has done freelance fundraising work for political candidates, as well as the America’s Future Foundation (AFF). Jonathan has a passion for seeing young people activated for liberty and also enjoys skiing and playing the guitar. He currently lives in Decatur, GA with his wife, Esther, and their one-year old son, David, who is already destined to give his statist college professors a very hard time some day.
Director of Content
Max Borders is editor of The Freeman magazine and director of content for The Foundation for Economic Education (FEE). He is also author of Superwealth: Why we should stop worrying about the gap between rich and poor. A writer and innovator with a decade of experience in the non-profit world, Max works daily towards a condition of peace, freedom and abundance for all people.
Director of Programs & Alumni Relations
Richard Lorenc is the Director of Programs & Alumni Relations at the Foundation for Economic Education (FEE). Founded in 1946, FEE inspires, educates, and connects future leaders with the economic, ethical, and legal principles of a free society. In this role, Lorenc oversees FEE's educational programs for high school and college students, including the summer seminar series.
Lorenc serves on the board of directors of the Coalition to Reduce Spending, an advocacy group dedicated to limiting federal spending through programs such as the "Reject the Debt" anti-spending pledge. He is also a member of the Leadership Committee of Young Conservatives for the Freedom to Marry.
Lorenc is an alumnus of the Charles Koch Institute's Liberty@Work program, a professional development program focused on the practice of Market-Based Management®. Additionally, he is the former Director of Outreach of the Illinois Policy Institute, and has served as Senior Advisor to America’s Future Foundation, where he expanded leadership development programs for young professional conservatives and libertarians to 12 cities. Recently, he led website development for Truth in Accounting’s State Data Lab, a tool that empowers citizens, journalists, and legislators with information on the true financial conditions of the 50 states.
Lorenc's writing has been published in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times, Huffington Post, Daily Caller and others. He is a graduate of Emory University and lives in Atlanta..
Managing Editor, The Freeman & TheFreemanOnline.org
Michael Nolan has been managing editor of The Freeman, TheFreemanOnline.org, and other FEE publications since 2008. He used to write textbooks in Asia. Before that, he went to Hillsdale College, and he could tell you some stories.
Director of Academic Affairs
Tsvetelin Tsonevski joined FEE in April 2010 as editor of FEE.org. Following the steps of Adam Smith, Tsvet began his career as legal counsel at the Bulgarian Customs Agency. He joined the free-market community first as “Social Change” analyst at the Charles G. Koch Charitable Foundation in Washington, DC and then as research coordinator at the Institute for Humane Studies in Arlington, Va. Tsvet has lectured on competition law, international trade law, trademarks law and EU law in the US and in Europe. He is a member of the Editorial Board of the Institute for Market Economics and writes a weekly column for the Institute for Radical Capitalism in Bulgaria. In addition, Tsvet is the editor of the first edition of Ludwig von Mises's Human Action in Bulgarian. Tsvet holds law degree from Bulgaria and LL.M. in law and economics from George Mason School of Law. In his spare time he likes to collect frequent flyer miles.
Director of Web Media
Chuck is a graduate of Hillsdale College, where he studied mathematics, economics, and was the photo editor of the college paper. He was a two-time intern at FEE before joining the staff. Chuck loves to kayak, hike, read, and cook. When not running FEE’s digital media, he is a paleo diet blogger and a freelance photographer.
High School Programs Coordinator
Sara is an economics graduate from Berry College where she worked as the executive editor of the Undergraduate Business and Economics Research Journal for two years. In addition to her studies, she ran on the cross country and track team at Berry for four years and spent her summers at Strong Rock Camp as a counselor and Program Director. She is currently participating in Koch’s Liberty@Work program and is getting used to life in the city.
College Programs Coordinator
Todd is currently working on his Masters of Business Administration at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs (UCCS), where he also received his bachelor’s degree in political science. In addition to his work at FEE, he is the Executive Director of the Free Minds Film Festival, a Colorado Springs-based pro-liberty film festival. In 2011, he was the Colorado Campus Coordinator for Students For Liberty and co-founder of the UCCS chapter of Young Americans for Liberty. He has interned at the Independence Institute in Denver, Americans for Tax Reform, and the Leadership Institute.
Steve Patterson started producing videos for FEE in 2011 as an intern and has continued ever since. He is the creator of The Truth about…
educational animation series. Steve holds a degree in Political Science from Alfred University, where he met his wife, Julia. In addition to economics, he enjoys studying chess, Go, and the martial arts. He is also an unpaid freelance philosopher.