Competitive Enterprise Institute/Personnel

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Key personnel involved with the Competitive Enterprise Institute, including current and past CEI employees, are:

CEI Staff

The CEI Staff list, accessed December 2009:[1]

  • Al Canata, Director of Development
  • Lee Doren, Bureaucrash Crasher-in-Chief. "He graduated from the University of Michigan with a B.A. in Communications, and he received his J.D. from Chicago-Kent College of Law. He is currently licensed to practice law in Illinois."
  • Christine Hall, Director of Communications. "Prior to joining CEI, Ms. Hall was a reporter with CNS News, reporting on economics and politics. Ms. Hall also served as a policy analyst for Steve Forbes's 2000 presidential campaign, a social security policy analyst for former Rep. Mark Sanford."
  • Kevin Hilferty, Policy Analyst in the Center for Risk, Regulation, and Markets. "a Koch Associate with the Charles G. Koch Charitable Foundation"
  • Ryan Lynch, Director of Web Development and Information Technology
  • Megan McLaughlin, Director of Finance and Operations
  • Drew Tidwell, Producer, CEI Studios
  • Ryan Young, Warren Brookes Journalism Fellow

Former staff, present in June 2007:[2] (some of these may now be Experts)

CEI Contributors

As of December 2009, the Competitive Enterprise Institute's Contributors were:[2]

CEI Speakers bureau/Experts

The CEI's "Experts" list, as of December 2009:[3]

  • Hans Bader, Senior Attorney and Counsel for Special Projects. "Hans’ prior casework included suits involving the First Amendment, federalism, and civil rights issues. He graduated from the University of Virginia with a B.A. in economics and history, and later earned his J.D. from Harvard Law School."
  • John Berlau, Director of the Center for Investors and Entrepreneurs. "John has written about the impact of public policy on entrepreneurship for publications like Wall Street Journal, Barron's, Investor's Business Daily. He graduated from the University of Missouri with degrees in journalism and economics."
  • Gregory Conko, Senior Fellow. "Mr. Conko’s expertise is in food and drug regulation, biotechnology, agriculture and agricultural trade, and the general treatment of health and environmental risks in public policy. He is co-founder and VP of AgBioWorld Foundation."
  • Clyde Wayne Crews, Vice President for Policy, Director of Technology Studies. "Mr. Crews’ work includes regulatory reform, antitrust policy, safety and environmental issues, and various information-age concerns like privacy, broadband, and intellectual property. He has testified before several congressional committees."
  • Myron Ebell, Director of Energy and Global Warming Policy. "Myron Ebell is director of energy and global warming policy at CEI. He also serves as director of Freedom Action, a web-based grassroots activist organization loosely affiliated with CEI, and chairs the Cooler Heads Coalition, which comprises over two dozen non-profit groups in this country and abroad that question global warming alarmism and oppose energy rationing policies."
  • Christine Hall, Director of Communications. "Prior to joining CEI, Ms. Hall was a reporter with CNS News, reporting on economics and politics. Ms. Hall also served as a policy analyst for Steve Forbes's 2000 presidential campaign, a social security policy analyst for former Rep. Mark Sanford."
  • Kevin Hilferty, Policy Analyst in the Center for Risk, Regulation, and Markets at CEI. "Kevin Hilferty is a policy analyst at the Competitive Enterprise Institute and a Koch Associate with the Charles G. Koch Charitable Foundation."
  • Christopher C. Horner, Counsel, Cooler Heads Coalition and Senior Fellow. "As an attorney, Horner has represented CEI, scientists, and Members of the U.S. Congress on matters of environmental policy in the federal courts including the Supreme Court. He is the author of two best-selling books on global warming policy."
  • Sam Kazman, General Counsel. "In addition to being CEI’s General Counsel, Mr. Kazman heads CEI’s Death By Regulation project. This project focuses on raising public awareness of the often hidden costs of government overregulation."
  • Marlo Lewis, Jr., Senior Fellow. Mr. Lewis writes on global warming, energy policy, and other public policy issues. "Prior to joining CEI in April 2002, he served as Director of External Relations at the Reason Foundation."
  • Angela Logomasini, Director of Risk and Environmental Policy. "Ms. Logomasini conducts research and analysis on environmental regulatory issues. She is co-editor of CEI’s Environmental Source, and she has published articles in Wall Street Journal, the New York Post, the Washington Times, and other papers."
  • Michelle Minton, Policy Analyst in the Research Department. "Ms. Minton is a part of the insurance working group at CEI. Before joining CEI she worked in the advertising field managing the production of video advertisements."
  • Iain Murray, Director of Projects and Analysis and Senior Fellow in Energy, Science and Technology. "Mr. Murray is Vice-President for Strategy at CEI. He is the author of the best-selling book on environmental policy, "The Really Inconvenient Truths," and specializes in energy, environment, finance, trade, and science and technology policy."
  • Ivan Osorio, Editorial Director. "Mr. Osorio’s writings focus on labor issues and the new economy. Prior to joining CEI, Osorio was editor of Labor Watch, a monthly publication at Capital Research Center."
  • Ryan Radia, Associate Director of Technology Studies, Information Policy Analyst. "Mr. Radia focuses on adapting law and public policy to the unique challenges of the information age. His research encompasses electronic privacy, online speech, telecommunications regulation, and media ownership."
  • Fred L. Smith, Jr., President and Founder. "Mr. Smith combines intellectual and strategic analysis of complex policy issues ranging from the environment to corporate governance with an informative and entertaining presentation style. He speaks at universities and conferences worldwide."
  • Julie Walsh, Global Warming Policy Analyst. "Ms. Walsh brings to Washington the non-traditional background of being a home educator for thirteen years. She is a regular contributor to CEI’s and"
  • William Yeatman, Energy Policy Analyst. "William Yeatman is on the energy and global warming team. Prior to joining CEI, William was a Peace Corps volunteer in the Kyrgyz Republic, where he taught entrepreneurship and small business management to rural women."
  • Ryan Young, Warren Brookes Journalism Fellow. "Ryan Young is the 2010 Warren Brookes Journalism Fellow at the Competitive Enterprise Institute."

CEI Adjunct Scholars

The CEI's "Adjunct Scholars" list, accessed December 2009:[4]

  • Jerome Arnett
  • Ned Andrews, Adjunct Fellow. "Ned Andrews is an attorney based in Virginia. His writing focuses on the market-oriented reform of regulations affecting the insurance industry. Prior to joining CEI, he served as an assistant prosecutor in Virginia state courts."
  • Donald J. Boudreaux, Adjunct Analyst. "Prof. Boudreaux is chairman of the Department of Economics at George Mason University. His PhD in economics is from Auburn University and his law degree is from the University of Virginia"
  • James Bovard, Adjunct Analyst. "Mr. Bovard was CEI's 1996 Warren T. Brookes Fellow in Environmental Journalism. He is a frequent contributor to the editorial pages of the Wall Street Journal, Playboy, The American Spectator, Washington Post, Washington Times, and other publications"
  • Robert L. Bradley, Julian Simon Award Recipient. "Mr. Bradley is one of the nation’s leading experts on the history and regulation of energy and related sustainable development issues. He is president of the Institute for Energy Research and a visiting fellow of the Institute of Economic Affairs."
  • Patrick Cox, Adjunct Scholar. "lives in Lake Griffin, Florida. "
  • Christopher Culp, Adjunct Fellow in Financial Regulation and adviser to CEI's Center for Investors and Entrepreneurs. " "
  • James V. DeLong, Adjunct Analyst. "Director of the Center for the Study of Digital Property at the Progress and Freedom Foundation and Principal for the Regulatory Policy Center."
  • Dana Joel Gattuso, Adjunct Analyst. "a freelance writer and policy analyst on environmental issues. Previously, she was Director of Projects and Issue Management for Environment and Regulatory Affairs with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce."
  • James Gattuso, Adjunct Analyst. "Research Fellow in Regulatory Policy at the Heritage Foundation. Prior to joining Heritage, he was Vice President for Policy at the Competitive Enterprise Institute."
  • Matthew Glans, Legislative Specialist, "Matthew Glans is a Legislative Specialist at the Heartland Institute. "
  • Michael S. Greve, Board Member and Adjunct Analyst. "works closely with CEI’s project on Internet policy, specializing in the debate over the taxation of on-line commerce and its implications for the future of federalism. He is also a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute"
  • Alex Harris, Adjunct Analyst. "Alex works on technology and telecommunications policy. He is also a contributor to the Technology Liberation Front, a free-market tech blog. Alex graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College and is currently a student at Stanford Law School"
  • Bradley Jansen, Adjunct Analyst. "has worked as a policy analyst at the Free Congress Foundation on privacy, technology and financial issues. He writes frequent commentaries, does media interviews, testifies before Congress and organizes broad coalitions on many issues."
  • Ben Lieberman, Adjunct Analyst. "was the director of air quality policy and associate counsel at CEI. His most recent work on energy prices has appeared in publications including the New York Post, Chicago Sun Times, Weekly Standard, and others."
  • Stan Liebowitz, Adjunct Scholar. "is a Professor of Managerial Economics at the University of Texas at Dallas' School Of Management and the President of the Society for Research on Copyright Issues. He is is the author of Rethinking the Network Economy. "
  • Jessica Melugin, Adjunct Analyst. "Ms. Melugin's research focuses on technology issues including encryption, electronic commerce, Internet taxation, and privacy . Her writings have appeared in The New York Times, The San Diego Union-Tribune, The Fortworth Star-Telegram, and others."
  • Henry Miller, M.D., Hoover Institution Research Fellow. "His research focuses on public policy toward science and technology, especially pharmaceutical development and the new biotechnology."
  • Steven J. Milloy, Adjunct Analyst. "Mr. Milloy is the publisher of, and a columnist for and the New York Sun. Milloy was also a member of the judging panel for the 2004 American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Journalism Awards."
  • Cassandra Moore, Adjunct Scholar. "Ms. Moore writes frequently on regulation of housing, trucking, trusts, and pensions. After earning BA and MA degrees from Harvard University and PhD from the University of Michigan, she spent several years learning the practical side of real estate"
  • Robert H. Nelson, Ph.D., Senior Fellow in Environmental Studies. Dec 2009: "At CEI, Dr. Nelson focuses on land-use and natural resource policy issues." (formerly: "As a Professor at the University of Maryland, Nelson is the author of books including A Burning Issue: A Case for Abolishing the U.S. Forest Service.")
  • George Pieler, Adjunct Fellow. "an attorney and policy consultant based in Falls Church, Virginia. He serves as a Fellow with the Institute for Policy Innovation."
  • James Plummer, Adjunct Analyst. "Policy Director for the Liberty Coalition, a network of groups working on privacy and Bill of Rights issues. He has also served as Director of the National Consumer Coalition's Privacy Group. "
  • Jeremy Rabkin, Adjunct Scholar. "professor of Government at Cornell University. He has written widely on issues of international law and national sovereignty. His most recent book is Law Without Nations. "
  • Joel M. Schwartz, Adjunct Analyst. "an independent scientist and policy analyst specializing in air pollution and chemical risk policy. He has published extensively on a range of environmental science and policy issues."
  • James Sheehan, Adjunct Analyst. "specializes in policies concerning international environmental regulation, trade, finance, and foreign aid. holds an MBA from Duke University and a BA in international politics from the Catholic University of America. "
  • Fran Smith, Board Member and Adjunct Scholar. "focuses on trade and international issues affecting consumers. She is also the founder and coordinator of International Consumers for Civil Society, an umbrella group that has 24 non-profit organization members in 13 countries worldwide."
  • Robert J. Smith, Adjunct Scholar in environmental policy. "director of the Center for Private Conservation (CPC), a former CEI project. The CPC documents, prepares case studies on, and publicizes noteworthy examples of private conservation and stewardship on private lands in the U.S. and abroad."
  • Richard Tren, Adjunct Fellow. "a founder and director of the South African health advocacy group Africa Fighting Malaria. He has conducted a considerable amount of research into the political economy of malaria control and has published widely on the topic."

Former personnel

These individuals are no longer on the "adjunct scholars" list as of December 2009:

These individuals were already on the "Former personnel" list, before Dec. 2009:

Brookes Fellows

In 1992, CEI established the Warren T. Brookes Fellowships in Environmental Journalism. Brookes Fellows have included:

Board of Directors

The members of the Board of Directors, as of CEI's 2008 Form 990, were:[5]

Former board members

On the board in 2007 but not listed on the 2008 Form 990 are: [6]:

Articles and Resources

Related SourceWatch Articles


  1. Staff. Competitive Enterprise Institute. Retrieved on 2009-12-27.
  2. Contributors. Competitive Enterprise Institute. Retrieved on 2009-12-27.
  3. Experts. Competitive Enterprise Institute. Retrieved on 2009-12-27.
  4. Adjunct Scholars. Competitive Enterprise Institute. Retrieved on 2009-12-27.
  5. CEI 2008 Form 990 (PDF). Guidestar. Retrieved on 2009-12-27.
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  7. William O'Keefe - Planet Panelists. Washington Post. Retrieved on 2010-01-26. “William O'Keefe is CEO at the George C. Marshall Institute... He is a former COO at the American Petroleum Institute.”

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