Chief Executive Officer
Brad Lips is the chief executive officer of Atlas Network, which increases opportunity and prosperity by strengthening a global network of independent civil society organizations that promote individual freedom and remove barriers to human flourishing. In the decade since he became CEO, the budget of Atlas Network has more than doubled and the scope of its programs has extended worldwide. Lips is a member of the John Templeton Foundation, Templeton World Charity Foundation, and Templeton Religion Trust. He serves on the boards of directors of the American Friends of the Institute of Economic Affairs and the Institute of Economic Studies—Europe. As a member of the Mont Pelerin Society, Lips chaired the Organizing Committee of its General Meeting in 2016. Prior to joining Atlas Network in 1998, Lips co-founded an Internet start-up, conducted equity research for Smith Barney, Inc., and worked in a policy research capacity for the Progress & Freedom Foundation. He has spoken on five continents on solutions to poverty, and his work has been published in Regulation, National Review Online, Investor's Business Daily, The Daily Caller, Forbes, Fox News, American Spectator, American Thinker, and RealClearPolitics. Lips received his MBA from the Giozueta Business School of Emory University and his undergraduate degree from Princeton University. Brad lives with his wife, Stephanie, and their four children in Falls Church, Virginia.
- 2016-09-02-Donors Trust, "Rethinking International Development"
- 2016-03-09-The Daily Caller, "Obama Can't Always Get What He Wants, But If He'd Try Sometime, He Just Might Find, He'd Get Some Folks Freed"
- 2015-04-20- Atlas Network, "Defining Freedom"
- Radio appearance on Bob Zadek Show KKSF AM 910 San Fran (April 24, 2016)
- David & Goliath segment, Fox Business News: STOSSEL, January 15, 2015 (view individual segment here)
- Silencing Guo Yushan, National Review Online, January 14, 2015
- Fall Of The Berlin Wall: Fences To Liberty Still Remain, RealClearPolitics, November 11, 2014
- The Left’s Poverty Posers, The Daily Caller, May 22, 2014
- Crony Capitalism Critics Claim the Moral High Ground: The Left is defending a bankrupt status quo, American Spectator, May 9, 2014
- Join the Inequality Debate: Inequality is a sign of a healthy economy — but only in a free market, without cronyist distortions, National Review Online, April 30, 2014
- The Big Conundrum of Small Government: Only way out is a balanced budget amendment, American Spectator, April 24, 2014
- A Populist Libertarian Youth Movement?, American Thinker, March 24, 2014
- A Gramscian Perspective on Caddyshack: Thomas Frank gets Harold Ramis right, but America wrong., National Review Online, March 8, 2014
- Competitiveness, Not Stimulus, Is Key To Europe's Recovery, Forbes, October 28, 2013
- Bono's right -- it's free enterprise, not food aid, that will lift Africa to prosperity, Forbes, September 4, 2013