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Mr. Albers is a private investor, residing in Sarasota, FL, with nearly four decades of experience as a securities analyst and equity mutual fund portfolio manager at the Guardian Park Avenue Fund and the Oppenheimer Main Street Fund. He is a director of Parents in Charge Foundation and Ivy League Club of Sarasota among other organizations. He studied Economics and Finance at Kenyon College and Columbia University, and he is a Chartered Financial Analyst.


The freedom movement has lost one of its most influential institution builders. Atlas Network has lost a dear friend, its past President and Board Member. John Blundell died July 22, 2014.


Mr. Browne is a private investor and independent consultant with experience in Latin America, Europe and the United States. He is a Director of the Institute for Humane Studies at George Mason University and a member of the Mont Pelerin Society. He received a degree in Economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.


Alex serves as President of Atlas Network and has previously served as President and CEO from 1991-2009, and was elected to its Board in 2009. He is also the president and founder of the Hispanic American Center of Economic Research and is the author of Faith and Liberty. He serves on the boards of the Chase Foundation, the Acton Institute, and the Fraser Institute. A graduate of the Argentina Catholic University, he was Associate Professor at the Argentine Catholic University, University of Buenos Aires, and The Hispanic American University, CA. He is a Trustee for Grove City College, PA. In 2010, Atlas Network recognized Alex for 25 years of service.

Dr. Chafuen became President of Atlas Network in 1991, and was elected to its Board in 2009. He joined Atlas Network in 1985 and worked alongside Sir Antony Fisher. He is a trustee of Grove City College, and member of its Governance and Development Committees. He has been a member of the Mont Pelerin Society since 1980 and a member of its membership committee. Dr. Chafuen serves on several boards including the Chase Foundation of the Commonwealth of Virginia, the Acton Institute for the Study of Religion and Liberty, the Fraser Institute (Canada), and is Honorary Active Member and member of the Member’s Committee of the John Templeton Foundation, the World Charity Foundation and The Templeton Religion Trust. He is member of the board of advisors of The Philanthropic Enterprise, and was member of the founding committee of Donors Trust. He is a regular contributor to writing a column “Intellectual Entrepreneurs” focusing on think tanks and policy scholars. He received the Global Leadership Award (2010) from the Leadership Institute (US), the Bow Group (U.K.), the World Congress of Families/Howard Center for Family, and recently received the 2014 Walter Judd Freedom Award. His book Faith and Liberty about the Christian roots of free market economics has been published in several editions in seven countries.


Debbi Gibbs is the owner of Just Managing, a music agency, and has worked as an executive director in the broadcasting and entertainment industry for many years. In addition to her own business, Debbi serves on the board of two national non-profits and a corporation that produces High Speed Amphibious vehicles. She holds an Architecture degree, collects contemporary art, and lives in New York with her son.


Peter Goettler was formerly managing director at Barclays Capital, where he served as Head of Investment Banking, Americas, Head of Global Leveraged Finance and Head of Global Loan Syndications. He was also Chief Executive, Latin America for Barclays plc. His primary philanthropic interests are the freedom movement and multiple sclerosis research and patient services. He is also a trustee of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, New York City Chapter, where he serves as Board Chair.


Mr. Grossman is the Chairman of the Board for Atlas Network. He spent his working career as the founder and owner of various private businesses. He was formerly the Chairman of the Foundation for Economic Education, Irvington, NY. He graduated from Miami University in Oxford, OH, with a degree in Economics, and from Columbia University in New York, NY with an MBA in finance. Mr. Grossman resides in Washington, D.C.


Gerry Ohrstrom is a private investor in New York City and former chairman of the Ohrstrom Foundation, which was founded by his grandfather in 1953. In recent years Gerry has spent much of his time in the nonprofit sector. Prior to that, he worked in manufacturing, investment banking, and private equity. He is or has been a director of various corporations and nonprofit organizations, including the Reason Foundation, the Santa Fe Institute, the Property and Environment Research Center, Africa Fighting Malaria, the International Policy Network, the Gruter Institute, the Intelligence Squared debate series, the Booker T. Washington Learning Center, the Museum of the Rockies and the Yellowstone Park Foundation. He has been Co-Chairman of the President’s Council at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory and is a member of the New York Academy of Science.


Mr. Pearson worked for nearly three decades for the Koch family as manager of various Koch Foundations and for Koch Industries in various corporate positions including Director of Public Affairs. He is involved in real estate development and investment as a principal in Industrial Development Investors, LLC. Mr. Pearson has served as an officer or director of various non-profit organizations, including the Institute for Humane Studies, the Cato Institute, and the Kansas Policy Institute.


Mrs. Rich is the President of Center for Independent Thought, a non-profit organization whose current projects include Stossel in the Classroom, the annual Thomas Szasz Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Cause of Civil Liberties, and the Roy A. Childs Jr. Fund for Independent Scholars. She headed Laissez Faire Books for 23 years until her retirement in 2005.


Mr. Scull has extensive international experience, having worked in Asia as Vice President of Philip Morris; in South America, as Chairman of the Board of United Distillers Venezuela & Chairman of the Board of Abal Hermanos in Uruguay; and in Central America, as Managing Director of Tabacalera El Salvador. He has a journalism degree from the U.C.A.B. University in Venezuela and a M.A. from the Escuela Contemporanea de Humanidades in Madrid. He also completed an Advanced Management Program in the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. He is a member of the Mont Pelerin Society.


Mrs. Whetstone is Chairman of Network for a Free Society and serves on the Boards of the Institute of Economic Affairs, the Istanbul Network for Liberty and British Dressage where she chairs the Judges Committee and is a team selector. Previously Chairman of International Policy Network and a Director of the Mont Pelerin Society she runs a small business in England with her husband Francis and has written on agricultural and development issues. Her father was the late Sir Antony Fisher, Atlas Network's founder.


Curt Winsor entered the career U.S. Foreign Service in 1967. In 1972, he became Special Assistant to US Senator Bob Dole, Chairman of the Republican National Committee. He was a Washington representative of the Chase Manhattan Bank from 1973 -1979 and he served as U.S. Ambassador to Costa Rica under President Ronald Reagan from 1983 - 1985. Winsor built and owned the American Chemical Services Co. of West Virginia until its sale in 2012. He is a trustee of the W. H. Donner Foundation and a Governor of the Donner Canadian Foundation of Toronto. He is also a trustee of Africare and of the Hudson Institute. He received his B.A. from Brown University and his M.A. and Ph.D. from the School of International Service at American University.


Board Member Emeritus - Mr. Sumner is emeritus member of the board and has been a part of Atlas Network since its founding. He started as treasurer and has been a director for more than a quarter century, serving as chairman of the board for 20 of those years. He is a director emeritus of the Institute for Humane Studies, and a trustee emeritus of the University of San Francisco. He is also a member of the Mont Pelerin Society and the Philadelphia Society.


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