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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 more than $1.2 billion to groups in academia, public policy, religious institutions, medical research, public policy, civics, and the arts. In addition to his foundation work, Lawson has more than 20 years of experience leading free-market research and advocacy groups, including the Competitive Enterprise Institute and the Mercatus Center at George Mason University. He is a former weekly columnist with Human Events. He holds an undergraduate degree in political science from Wheaton College in Illinois, and a master’s in public policy from the Johns Hopkins University.


Luis Henrique Ball was born in Caracas, Venezuela. He attended high School in the United States and is an alumnus of Carnegie-Mellon University of Pittsburgh, Penn., with a bachelor’s degree in managerial economics. He also holds an advanced degree from I.E.S.A. in Caracas. Currently, Ball is chairman and CEO of GrupoCiencia and Allegheny Medical Systems LLC, both companies based in Boca Raton, Fla., 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 PanAm Post, an online bilingual publication dedicated to news and opinion about the Americas.  PanAm Post has been certified by Google and Alexa as one of the top websites of its kind worldwide.


Scott Barbee is the owner and president of Aegis Financial Corporation in McLean, Va., and has managed its mutual funds there since 1998. Barbee is a director of the Atlas Network, Young Voices, Think Freely Media and the Donald & Paula Smith Family Foundation. He is a chartered financial analyst and holds bachelor’s degrees in both mechanical engineering and economics from Rice University and received an MBA in finance from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.


A Managing Director of Beach Investment Counsel, Inc., Mr. Beach began his career in 1964 as an investment research analyst and then held various portfolio management and executive positions at a major institutional investment management firm.   In 1996, he formed Beach Investment Counsel, Inc., an SEC registered investment adviser, to manage the financial assets of families and foundations.  He received a BA in economics with honors from the University of Michigan in 1962 and an MBA from the Harvard Business School in 1964. Mr. Beach currently serves as a director/trustee of Atlas Network, Reason Foundation, Commonwealth Foundation, Snider Foundation, Dunn Foundation, Donors Trust, and Pennsylvania Lumberman’s Mutual Insurance Company.  He previously served as Chairman of both Reason Foundation and Property and Environment Research Center, and as a board member of Eisenhower Fellowships, The Haverford School, Philadelphia Youth Tennis, Laurentian Capital, and the International Lawn Tennis Club.


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, Va. 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 organizations, and a community association. He has also been a trustee of various think tanks for more than 25 years.


Montgomery B. Brown is the vice president of the Sarah Scaife Foundation in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He has held that post since January 2016, shortly after the closure of the Earhart Foundation, where for a decade he had directed its program of supporting scholarship in the humanities and social sciences at universities and other nonprofit research organizations. From 1996 to 2005 he worked at the American Enterprise Institute, ultimately as vice president in charge of publications. Earlier Monty had worked for the Philanthropy Roundtable, the Hudson Institute, and the National Endowment for the Humanities. Monty earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Chicago and a master’s degree in political science from Boston College. He is a member of the Mont Pelerin Society and of the board of directors of the Commonwealth Foundation, a Pennsylvania free-market think tank.


Edwards is a dual US/UK national who has lived in Texas, California, London, Dubai, Paris, and Hong Kong. Her background is in economics and law. As a serial immigrant, she has travelled extensively in different parts of the world and admires the innovations and advances that have lead to greater peace, health, knowledge, and prosperity. She is a long-time supporter of organizations that promote those goals through education and advocating change (whether incremental or radical) that will lead to greater access, choice, freedom, tolerance, rule of law, and human rights. She is an advisory council member of the Institute of Economic Affairs.


Debbi Gibbs is the Chair of Atlas Network's Board of Directors and 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 nonprofits and a corporation that produces high-speed amphibious vehicles. She holds a degree in architecture, collects contemporary art, and lives in New York with her son.


Dan 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. He graduated from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, with a degree in economics, and from Columbia University in New York with an MBA in finance. Grossman resides in Washington, D.C.


Jean-Claude Gruffat is Managing Director of Weild & Co. in New York. Previously, he was a Managing Director with Galileo Global Advisors and Citigroup, both also in New York. Gruffat is a Governor of the American Hospital of Paris, a Director of the American Hospital of Paris Foundation, and a Founder of Institut des Libertes. Gruffat is a member of the Economic Club of New York, the Union League Club, the Hong Kong Club, Cercle de l’Union Interalliee, and a board member at the Competitive Enterprise Institute. He holds a Ph.D. in Public Law and a Master in Political Science from the University of Lyon, France. He attended the Stanford Executive Program at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business in 1987. 


Joseph G. Lehman is president of the Mackinac Center for Public Policy, an independent, nonprofit research and educational institute in Michigan. The Mackinac Center is one of the largest of 65 independent think tanks across the country that focus primarily on state-level policies that affect peoples’ freedom and quality of life. Lehman’s commentary on public policy has been carried by The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, National Public Radio, National Journal, National Review, Investor's Business Daily, Wired magazine and nearly every daily Michigan newspaper. He is vice chair of the National Taxpayers Union and is active in his community, founding Midland County Habitat for Humanity with his wife Karen and twice receiving the Dow Chemical Vice President's Award for Community Service.


Nikolaos (Nikos) Monoyios is a private investor and co-owner of Eagle Valley Ranch LLC in Salmon, Idaho. He has more than 35 years of investment management experience. Monoyios retired as senior vice president and head of the Main Street Team of mutual funds at OppenheimerFunds in June 2008. He was named to Barron’s Top 100 Fund Managers list for five consecutive years (2003–2007). Prior to his tenure at OppenheimerFunds, Monoyios 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. Monoyios is a chartered financial analyst and holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Princeton University, where he graduated magna cum laude in 1972. He also holds an MBA in finance and master’s degree in economics from Columbia University.


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, Ohrstrom 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.


Kathryn Washburn formerly served 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. She retains a strong interest in foreign affairs, including property rights in developing countries. Washburn is active in historic preservation and several charitable boards on the eastern shore of Maryland where she resides in the summer, including Coastal Hospice and the Princess Anne Main Street Partnership, where she serves as president. She has a bachelor’s degree from UCLA and a master’s degree from George Washington University. She lives in Santa Barbara, Calif., during the winter.


Linda Whetstone is Chairman Emeritus of the Atlas Network and Network for a Free Society and a board member of the Institute of Economic Affairs, and Istanbul Network for Liberty. She was previously on the board of the Mont Pelerin Society and co-organiser of MPS meetings in Nairobi and Istanbul .  She has written on development, trade and agricultural topics and recently co-edited Islamic Foundations of a Free Society.  She runs a small business in Sussex, UK with her husband.


Board Member Emeritus — William Sumner has been a part of Atlas Network since its founding. He started as treasurer and served as a director for more than a quarter of a century, including 20 years as chairman. Upon his retirement as an active member of the current board in 2013, he was appointed board member emeritus in recognition for his contributions to Atlas Network. 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.