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Andrew Puzder

CKE Restaurant Holdings, Inc.

CEO

Andy Puzder is the recent CEO of CKE Restaurant Holdings, Inc., which owns, operates, and franchises popular restaurant brands Carl's Jr., Hardee's, Green Burrito, and Red Burrito. Known as a turnaround king for guiding both Carl's Jr. and Hardee's out of financial turmoil before fusing the two fast-food businesses, he is credited with growing CKE into the mega-corporation it is today. In 2017, Puzder, who served as an economic adviser and spokesman for Gov. Mitt Romney, was nominated by President-elect Donald Trump to be United States Secretary of Labor. Puzder later withdrew his nomination. Now retired from CKE, Puzder speaks widely on the topics of free enterprise, regulation, employment, labor, job automation, and the future of consumer goods industries. Puzder is the author of The Trump Boom: America's Soaring Economy and the Left's Plot to Stop It and Job Creation: How It Really Works and Why Government Doesn't Understand It. He is an author on economic and legal issues often published in the Wall Street Journal and Forbes, as well as a frequent guest on business news programs, including Your World with Neil Cavuto. He earned a Juris Doctorate in 1978 from Washington University School of Law, where he served as senior editor on the Law Review. He is a member and national council co-chair of the American Enterprise Institute and the recipient of many awards for his outstanding contributions to the business world.

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Daniel Hannan

Member of the European Parliment

Brexit Leader, Writer

Daniel Hannan is a writer and journalist. After 17 years as a Member of the European Parliament, campaigning for British withdrawal from the EU, he succeeded in abolishing his job in the Brexit referendum on 23 June 2016. He is the author of nine books, including New York Times bestseller Inventing Freedom: How the English-Speaking Peoples Made the Modern World, and Sunday Times bestseller Vote Leave. His latest book is What Next: How to Get the Best from Brexit. Read him at Hannan.co.uk .


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Governor Scott Walker

Young America's Foundation

President-Elect

Governor Scott Walker was raised with a heart for public service, patriotism, and hard work. He moved to the small town of Delavan, Wisconsin, when he was in third grade. There, his father was a minister and his mother worked part time as a bookkeeper and secretary. Governor Walker was active in school, sports, church, Scouts, and American Legion's Badger Boys State and Boys Nation programs. In June 1993, he was elected to the state assembly, where he helped lead the way on welfare reform, public safety, and educational opportunities. In 2002, he was elected to the Milwaukee County executive office. In this position, Governor Walker worked to reform the scandal-ridden county government and faithfully kept his promise to spend taxpayer money as if it were his own. In 2008, he won re-election with nearly 60 percent of the vote. On November 2, 2010, he was elected the 45th Governor of Wisconsin. Inheriting a $3.6 billion budget deficit, $800 million worth of unpaid bills, and an eight percent unemployment rate, he immediately implemented reforms to renew economic revival, fiscal order, and government accountability in Wisconsin. Governor Walker became the only governor in American history to survive a recall election on June 5, 2012. He was re-elected in 2014 and sworn into a second term on January 5, 2015. Governor Walker is currently Young America's Foundation's president-elect, a role he will take on full-time in early 2021. He also serves on the board of trustees for the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars within the Smithsonian Institute and is national honorary chairman of the Center for State-led National Debt Solutions. He and his wife, Tonette, have two sons.

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Michelle Easton

Clare Boothe Luce Center for Conservative Women

Founder & President

Michelle Easton is the president of the Clare Boothe Luce Center for Conservative Women, an organization she founded in 1993 as the Clare Boothe Luce Policy Institute, which puts forward conservative women role models who promote traditional family values and prepares young women for conservative leadership. The Center for Conservative Women also produces an annual calendar and hosts campus lectures, conferences, seminars, and summits featuring and honoring rising conservative women leaders. Prior to founding CBL, Ms. Easton received Presidential appointments from both Presidents Reagan and George H. W. Bush with Senate confirmation for her position at the U.S. Department of Education, serving the full 12 years of their administrations. During the Reagan Administration, she also served as Private Voluntary Liaison of the Agency for International Development's Africa Bureau and as the first director of President Reagan's new Missing Children's Program at the U.S. Department of Justice. In 1994, Virginia Governor George Allen appointed Ms. Easton to the State Board of Education, whose members later elected her president of the Board. She led the Board to create nationally acclaimed academic standards, tests, and a rigorous new system of accountability for both students and schools. Prior to her government service, Ms. Easton worked five years for Young Americans for Freedom and two years for National Right to Work, putting herself through law school at night to graduate from American University's Washington School of Law in 1980. She received a BA in development psychology from Briarcliff College in New York where she briefly taught elementary school before moving to Washington, D.C., in 1973. Ms. Easton travels widely to promote conservative principles and speaks at conferences, meetings, and campus events. She has been interviewed on hundreds of talk radio programs and television programs, including C-SPAN. She lives in Reston, Virginia, with her husband, Ron Robinson, and they have three grown sons and three grandchildren.

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Ronald Robinson

Young America's Foundation

President

Ron Robinson has served as Young America's Foundation's president for more than four decades. Time magazine wrote that Young America's "Foundation-run by a former Reagan Administration advisor, Ron Robinson, is now the nation's largest advocacy group devoted to student politics." Time referred to Robinson as one of the "seasoned generals of the right" who is leading the "diverse and well funded" generation of conservatives who are "winning battles on campus." He received a bachelor of arts degree in political science at Canisius College and a juris doctor degree at The Catholic University of America. Mr. Robinson served as executive director of Young Americans for Freedom (1977-79), president of the United States Youth Council (1983-85), and president of the International Youth Year Commission (1983-84). He was an advisor to the US Department of Education during the Reagan administration. He is also co-author of Funding Fathers: The Unsung Heroes of the Conservative Movement. Mr. Robinson served as a trustee of the Philadelphia Society, is currently a trustee of The Phillips Foundation, a director of Citizens United and the Citizens United Foundation, a director of the American Conservative Union, and he is the vice-president of the Free Speech Defense and Education Fund. He also serves on the boards of the Strong Charitable Trust and the D.J. Findley Family Foundation.

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Andrew Coffin

Young America's Foundation

Vice President & Director of the Reagan Ranch

Andrew Coffin is a vice president of Young America's Foundation and the director of the Reagan Ranch. Beginning his service with the Foundation in 2001, Andrew is the longest serving team member in the Santa Barbara office. Andrew has been active in every facet of the Reagan Ranch project: student outreach programs (including the launching of the annual College Conference at the Reagan Ranch), communications, development, and the completion of the Reagan Ranch Center. Formerly, Andrew was a staff assistant in the communications office of the Judiciary Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives; this office was assigned to handle receipt of the report of the Independent Counsel's investigation of President Clinton. Andrew also served for five years as a correspondent for WORLD Magazine, writing on film and culture for the national news weekly.


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Nicole Hoplin

Hoplin Jackson Charitable Advisors

Co-Founder and President

As co-founder and president of Hoplin Jackson Charitable Advisors, Nicole Hoplin shows the company's clients how the same business best practices that create wealth can also be used when giving it away. An expert in philanthropy, Nicole helps clients create more impact with their charitable giving, and, in so doing, makes giving away wealth as joyful and fulfilling as creating it.
Nicole's boutique philanthropic advising company grew out of her 17 years of working with individuals, families, and private foundations to connect them with the nonprofit programs that reflect their most treasured values and produce extraordinary results. During these nearly two decades, she raised millions of dollars, engaged multiple generations of family members in philanthropy, and became an expert at responding to donors' unique needs and preferences.
She is a philanthropy thought leader, having spoken in forums across the country about the impact generous donors can make in our country. Nicole coauthored Funding Fathers: The Unsung Heroes of the Conservative Movement (Regnery Publishing) with Ron Robinson, president of Young America's Foundation. The book shares the stories of ten prominent entrepreneurs who made the most important philanthropic gifts to advance free enterprise and liberty. The Chronicle of Philanthropy, profiled the book and said it "shines a light on conservative philanthropy." Nicole is also the co-author of the Ten Secrets of Successful Giving, a publication designed to share tips and advice with donors who seek to maximize their impact through their charitable giving.

Nicole dedicated many years as a vice president at Young America's Foundation. She managed relationships with more than 200 supporters to identify their philanthropic priorities and connect them with programs that aligned most with those interests. While at the Foundation, Nicole managed YAF's cruise program, coordinating voyages worldwide, featuring speakers of national and international reputations.
Nicole acquired a Master's degree in Public Policy with an expertise in nonprofit management and leadership summa cum laude from the University of Minnesota and a Bachelor of Arts degree from St. Olaf College.
Together with her husband, Eric, they are raising their three boys in Oakton, Virginia. She currently serves on the Reagan Ranch Board of Governors and on Young America's Foundation's Board of Directors.


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