Frederick Hess is a renowned education expert. Hess is a resident scholar and the director of Education Policy Studies at the American Enterprise Institute, where he works on K-12 and higher education issues. He is the author of Education Week’s popular blog “Rick Hess Straight Up,” is a regular contributor to Forbes and The Hill, and serves as the executive editor of Education Next. Hess has published in several prestigious scholarly outlets and is the author of numerous books.
Trent England is the founder and executive director of Save Our States, a group dedicated to educating Americans about the Electoral College and defending it from the National Popular Vote campaign. England previously served as executive vice president for the Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs and the Freedom Foundation. He is a producer of the feature-length documentary, Safeguard: An Electoral College Story; the author of Why We Must Defend the Electoral College; and a contributor to The Heritage Guide to the Constitution and One Nation Under Arrest.
Justin Danhof is a key leader in the fight against shareholder activism. Danhof is general counsel for the National Center for Public Policy Research, as well as director of the Center's Free Enterprise Project. In 2019, he received an Impact Award for his work leading the Free Enterprise Project.
Andrew McCarthy provides analysis and commentary on national security, radical Islam, law, politics and culture for numerous media outlets and has recently authored Ball of Collusion: The Plot to Rig an Election and Destroy a Presidency. He is also a senior fellow at National Review Institute.
Lisa Nelson is the CEO of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), a membership-based organization for legislators and companies dedicated to the principles of limited government, free markets, and federalism. Since 2014, she’s led her team to new levels of success in states across the country. Today, ALEC is the largest, nonpartisan, voluntary membership organization of state legislators in the country.
Tracie Sharp is the President and CEO of the State Policy Network (SPN), a peer network community of independent, nonpartisan organizations that promote freedom and free enterprise across the country. Under her leadership, SPN has grown from 36 affiliated think tanks in 34 states in 1999 to over 150 in 50 states today. Since 1992, SPN has worked to train leaders and catalyze a thriving, durable freedom movement in every state.