Matt Kibbe is the President and Chief Community Organizer at Free the People, an educational organization turning the next generation on to the values of liberty. He is also a Distinguished Senior Fellow at the Austrian Economics Center in Vienna. In 2004 Kibbe founded FreedomWorks, where he served as President for 11 years. Steve Forbes said, “Kibbe has been to FreedomWorks what Steve Jobs was to Apple.”
Dubbed “The Scribe” by the New York Daily News, Kibbe is most recently author of the #2 New York Times bestseller, Don’t Hurt People and Don’t Take Their Stuff: A Libertarian Manifesto. In his spare time he appears on Old Media, including FOX News, MSNBC, CNN and HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher. Most of his best material is lifted from his three liberty-minded cats, Roark, Ragnar, and Rearden.
Jack Hunter is the former Editor of Rare Politics. Jack has written regularly for The Daily Caller, The American Conservative and has appeared in Politico Magazine, The Daily Beast and The Spectator (UK) and Washington Examiner. Jack has been a frequent guest on Fox Business, Michael Savage, Glenn Beck and a frequent guest host on The Mike Church Show on Sirius XM. Hunter is the co-author of “The Tea Party Goes to Washington” by Sen. Rand Paul and assisted former Sen. Jim DeMint with his book “Now or Never: How to Save America from Economic Collapse.” Jack was also New Media Director for Sen. Paul. Jack lives in Alexandria, Va.
Austin Petersen is a writer, libertarian political activist, commentator, and film and television producer. He was the runner-up for the Libertarian Party's nomination for President of the United States in 2016, and a former US Senate candidate for the Republican Party in 2018 out of his home state of Missouri.
Before running for higher office, Austin was the producer of Freedom Watch on Fox Business, a program hosted by Judge Andrew Napolitano. He later went on to found The Libertarian Republic, a publication where libertarian ideas can flourish. Today, Austin continues his commentary with his podcast, The Freedom Report, and travels across the country to help spread the ideas of liberty.
Nick Tomboulides serves as Executive Director of U.S. Term Limits. Under his leadership, USTL launched the Term Limits Convention, a campaign to obtain a congressional term limits amendment via the state-directed convention. Nick also serves as a policy advisor with a national think tank and is on the board of directors for a local political caucus in Florida.
Nick is a graduate of the University of Connecticut with a degree in economics. He resides in Melbourne, FL with his family.
Stephen Kent is a graduate of political science from UNC-Greensboro and worked after college in grassroots politics and in communications in Washington, D.C.
Now, as Young Voices’ Spokesperson and PR Manager, Stephen is focused on getting our contributors and staff onto radio and TV. Stephen is passionate about millennial politics, criminal justice reform and consensus building in an increasingly polarized world.
Stephen hosts the Beltway Banthas Podcast and contributes entertainment commentary to the Washington Examiner, The Glenn Beck Program, Kennedy on Fox Business and WUSA Channel 9 in Washington D.C.
Lawrence W. (“Larry”) Reed became president of FEE in 2008 after serving as chairman of its board of trustees in the 1990s and both writing and speaking for FEE since the late 1970s. Prior to becoming FEE’s president, he served for 20 years as president of the Mackinac Center for Public Policy in Midland, Michigan. He also taught economics full-time from 1977 to 1984 at Northwood University in Michigan and chaired its department of economics from 1982 to 1984.
His interests in political and economic affairs have taken him as a freelance journalist to 81 countries on six continents. He is a member of the prestigious Mont Pelerin Society and an advisor to numerous organizations around the world. He served for 15 years as a member of the board (and for one term as president) of the State Policy Network. His numerous recognitions include the Champion of Freedom award from the Mackinac Center for Public Policy and the Distinguished Alumni award from Grove City College.
He is a native of Pennsylvania and a 30-year resident of Michigan, and now resides in Newnan, Georgia.