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CEI Board of Directors
Michael S. Greve, Chairman of CEI’s Board of Directors, is a professor at George Mason University School of Law and a visiting scholar at the American Enterprise Institute. Before moving to George Mason, Professor Greve was the John G. Searle Scholar at AEI. He has taught at a number of universities, including Cornell and Johns Hopkins, and has been a visiting professor at Boston College since 2004. Greve was a co-founder of the Center for Individual Rights, a public interest law firm, which he directed from 1989 to 2000. He has written widely on constitutional and administrative law, federalism, environmental policy, and civil rights. His publications include numerous law review articles and books, including most recently The Upside-Down Constitution (Harvard University Press, 2012). Greve holds a Ph.D. and M.A. in government from Cornell University, and completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Hamburg. He is a frequent contributor to the Liberty Law Blog.
Lawson Bader is President of the Competitive Enterprise Institute. Bader came to CEI in January, 2013 from the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, where he served as vice president. He succeeds Fred L. Smith, Jr., who founded CEI in 1984. Bader is a Washington, D.C., native who grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area, earned degrees from Wheaton College in Illinois and The Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. During his 16 years at Mercatus, Bader played a vital role in the organization’s donor and policymaker outreach efforts, helping it become a leading university-based research center for market-oriented ideas. As Mercatus’s director of economic education, he created and managed the Capitol Hill Campus, an educational outreach program that uses an international network of faculty to teach key congressional staffers basic economic and market principles. Before joining Mercatus, Bader served as manager of government relations at SRI International, an Arlington, Va.-based non-profit that performs research on science and technology, economic development, environmental and defense issues. He also worked as a policy analyst with SRI’s Washington International Corporate Circle. Prior to SRI, he served as a legislative analyst with Pierson, Semmes and Finley and as a special assistant at the U.S. Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs.
James R. Curley is Chief Executive Officer of Financial Consortium International, LLC. In addition to serving on CEI’s board, he serves on the board of Reason Foundation.
William A. Dunn is Founder and Chairman of DUNN Capital Management, Inc., in Stuart, Florida. Mr. Dunn is a pioneer in the application of computer technology to portfolio management. DUNN Capital Management, founded in 1974, is today one of the most prominent and successful managers of futures-based portfolios. In addition to running his asset management business, Bill is actively involved in overseeing the research and development of new quantitative trading models.
Leonard Liggio is executive vice president for academics at the Atlas Economic Research Foundation and Distinguished Senior Scholar at the Institute for Humane Studies at George Mason University. He is Senior Vice President of The Mont Pelerin Society, a Trustee of the Philadelphia Society, and a Research Professor in George Mason University’s School of Law.
Thomas Gale Moore is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution who specializes in international trade, deregulation, and privatization. Moore was a member of President Ronald Reagan's Council of Economic Advisers from 1985 to 1989. Between 1985 and 1989, Moore was a member of the President's National Critical Materials Council and, in 1989, of the President's National Commission on Superconductivity. Moore is the author of numerous books on climate change and environmental policy. Moore has written widely for both the popular press and academic journals on economic, political, and law issues.
Frances B. Smith is an Adjunct Fellow with the Competitive Enterprise Institute, where she focuses on trade and international issues affecting consumers. She is also the founder and coordinator of International Consumers for Civil Society, an umbrella group that has 24 nonprofit organization members in 13 countries around the world and is an NGO with several international organizations. Smith served from 1994 - 2005 as Executive Director of Consumer Alert, a national consumer group. Smith has testified before Congressional committees and regulatory agencies, has been a participant in numerous public meetings of regulatory agencies, and has commented on regulatory issues both domestically and internationally.
Fred L. Smith, Jr. is Founder and Chairman of the Competitive Enterprise Institute, a free market public policy group established in 1984. Mr. Smith combines intellectual and strategic analysis of complex policy issues ranging from the environment to corporate governance with an informative and entertaining presentation style. Mr. Smith is also a frequent guest on national television and radio programs to discuss and debate regulatory initiatives and topical policy issues. A prolific writer, Mr. Smith’s works have been published in leading newspapers and magazines such as the Wall Street Journal, National Review, Economic Affairs, and the Washington Times. His academic articles have appeared in journals such as Harvard Journal of Law and Economics, CATO Journal, and Economic Affairs, and he is a contributing editor to Liberty magazine. Before founding CEI, Mr. Smith served as Director of Government Relations for the Council for a Competitive Economy, as a senior economist for the Association of American Railroads, and for five years as a Senior Policy Analyst at the Environmental Protection Agency. Currently, he sits on the Institute Turgot in Belgium.
James R. Von Ehr is the President and founder of Zyvex Labs, LLC. He is also Managing Director of Zyvex Asia Pte. Ltd., and Chairman of the Board of Zyvex Performance Materials, Inc. Jim is recognized as a respected leader within the nanotechnology industry. His commitment to nanotechnology is evidenced by his significant personal contribution to establish the University of Texas at Dallas NanoTech Institute. He has also endowed the James Von Ehr Distinguished Chair of Science and Technology at the University of Texas at Dallas, most recently held by the late Dr. Alan G. MacDiarmid (2000 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry). He cofounded the Texas Nanotechnology Initiative in December, 2000.
W. Thomas Haynes is President and Founder of TBP Solutions, LLC.
Michael W. Gleba is President and Trustee of the Sarah Scaife Foundation and Treasurer and Trustee of the Carthage Foundation in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Prior to joining the Foundations, Mr. Gleba was a lawyer, practicing first with Kirkpatrick & Lockhart LLP in Pittsburgh and then with Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP in Pittsburgh and Jakarta, Indonesia. His practice areas involved various aspects of corporate law. Mr. Gleba received his JD cum laude and MBA with high honors from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh and his BS in Industrial Management with University Honors from Carnegie Mellon University, also in Pittsburgh.
Mr. Gleba is: Chair of the Board of Directors of the Commonwealth Foundation for Public Policy Alternatives (Harrisburg, PA); a member of the Board of Overseers of the Hoover Institution at Stanford University; a member of the Board of Directors of the Allegheny Institute for Public Policy (Pittsburgh, PA); a member of the Advisory Council of the Competitive Enterprise Institute (Washington, D.C.); Co-Chair of the International Organizations Subcommittee of the International and National Security Law Practice Group of the Federalist Society for Law & Public Policy Studies (Washington, D.C.); a member of the Advisory Board for the National Center for Policy Analysis (Dallas, TX); on the Council of Advisors of Saint Vincent College’s Alex G. McKenna School of Business, Economics, and Government (Latrobe, PA); and a member of the Board of Directors of the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh.
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