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LAWSON BADER

Lawson Bader is President and CEO of DonorsTrust, a donor-advised fund/community foundation that works with donors and charities to promote limited government, free enterprise and personal responsibility. Since its founding in 2000, DonorsTrust has granted over $700 million to liberty minded groups in academia and public policy. In addition to his foundation work, Lawson has over twenty year’s experience leading free-market research and advocacy groups including the Competitive Enterprise Institute and the Mercatus Center at George Mason University. He holds an undergraduate degree in political science from Wheaton College (IL), and a masters in public policy from The Johns Hopkins University. Lawson is an avid reader of U.S. Civil War history, and will teach anybody about the joys of single malt whisky or wearing a kilt.

LUIS HENRIQUE BALL

Mr. Ball was born in Caracas Venezuela. He attended high School in the United States and is an alumnus (B.S. in Managerial Economics) of Carnegie-Mellon University of Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, and holds an advanced degree from I.E.S.A. in Caracas. Currently Mr. Ball is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of GrupoCiencia and Allegheny Medical Systems LLC, Boca Raton, Florida based companies that are engaged in distribution of high-tech medical devices in a dozen Latin American countries. He is also the Founder, Publisher and Owner of panampost.com, an online bi-lingual publication dedicated to news and opinion about the Americas.  The PanAm Post has been certified by Google and Alexa.com as one of the top websites of its kind worldwide.

SCOTT BARBEE, TREASURER

Scott Barbee is the owner and president of Aegis Financial Corporation in McLean, Virginia, and has managed its mutual funds there since 1998. Mr. Barbee is a director of the Donald & Paula Smith Family Foundation. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst and holds a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering and a B.A. degree in Economics from Rice University. He also holds an M.B.A. in Finance from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

ROBERT BOYD

Robert Boyd is a private investor. He studied Classics at the University of Oxford, has worked in London, Hong Kong and San Francisco, and lives in Alexandria, Virginia. His professional focus has been on strategic corporate growth and management and he has been a board member of public and private corporations, not-for-profit organisations and a community association. He has also been a trustee of various think tanks for more than twenty-five years.
 

TIMOTHY BROWNE

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.

ALEJANDRO A. CHAFUEN (ALEX), PH.D.

Dr. Alex Chafuen 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 joined Atlas Network in 1985 and worked alongside its founder, Sir Antony Fisher. He is a trustee of Grove City College in Pennsylvania, and he's been a member of the Mont Pelerin Society since 1980. A graduate of the Argentina Catholic University, he was a professor at the Argentine Catholic University, University of Buenos Aires, and The Hispanic American University, CA.

DEBBI GIBBS, VICE CHAIR

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.

DAN GROSSMAN

Mr. Grossman served as Chairman of the Atlas Network Board of Directors from 2008-2016. He spent his working career as the founder and owner of various private businesses. He was formerly 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 M.B.A. in finance. Mr. Grossman resides in Washington, D.C.

NIKOLAOS MONOYIOS

Nikolaos (Nikos) Monoyios is a Private Investor and co-owner of Eagle Valley Ranch LLC in Salmon, Idaho. He has over 35 years of investment management experience. Nikos retired as Senior Vice President and Head of the Main Street Team of mutual funds at Oppenheimer Funds Inc. in June of 2008. He was named to Barron’s Top 100 Fund Managers list for five consecutive years (2003-2007). Prior to his tenure at Oppenheimer Funds, Nikos was a Vice President and Portfolio Manager at Guardian Investor Services, the investment management subsidiary of The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America, from 1979 to 1998.

Nikos is a Chartered Financial Analyst and holds a B.A. degree in Economics from Princeton University where he graduated Magna Cum Laude in 1972. He also holds an M.B.A. in Finance and an M.A. in Economics from Columbia University.

GERRY OHRSTROM

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.

GEORGE PEARSON

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.

ANDREA MILLEN RICH

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.

RENE SCULL

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.

KATHRYN WASHBURN

Kathryn Washburn is on the Board of Directors of the Niskanen Center, which is named after her late husband, William Niskanen. Before retiring, she was Director of International Affairs at the U.S. Department of the Interior and retains a strong interest in foreign affairs, including property rights in developing countries. She is active in several charitable boards and historic preservation on the eastern shore of Maryland where she resides in the summer, including Coastal Hospice and is President of Princess Anne Main Street. She has a B.A. from UCLA and M.A. from George Washington University. She lives in Santa Barbara, California during the winter. 

LINDA WHETSTONE, CHAIR

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.

AMBASSADOR CURTIN WINSOR, JR.

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.

WILLIAM SUMNER

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.