CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD
Thomas E. Beach, Beach Investment Counsel, Inc.
West Conshoshocken, Pennsylvania
Beach is a private investor with Beach Investment Council. He is a graduate of the Harvard Business School and his career has entirely focused on various sectors of investment research and management industry. He sits on the board of several organizations including the Reason Foundation, Eisenhower Fellowships, and the Pennsylvania Lumberman’s Mutual Insurance Company.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Loren Bough, Private Investor
Big Sky, Montana
Bough has worked as a trader in New York and London, has been a partner at Brunswick UBS Russia, and head of trading and risk management for a Russian investment banking business. He is a founding supporter of United Way Russia, Downside Up, and Maria's Children in Moscow. He is currently the Chairman of the Big Sky School District and active in local charities.
David Cameron, Owner/Manager Dana Ranch Company (retired)
Great Falls, Montana
Cameron is an evolutionary geneticist who has combined a scientific career with the active management of a family cattle and sheep ranch. He was a member of the Montana State University Department of Biology from 1970 through 1994. He has been a trustee of the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory in Crested Butte, Colorado, and is on the scientific advisory board of the McLaughlin Research Institute in Great Falls, Montana. From 1975 - 2012, he was president and manager of the Dana Ranch Company, which is headquartered in Cascade, Montana.
Robert C. Clement, Independent Consultant (retired)
Sunset, South Carolina
Clement had a 15 year career at Accenture, one of the world’s largest technology consulting companies, from which he retired as a partner in 2004. Prior to his tenure at Accenture, he was an Instructor of Economics at Clemson University. Clement continues to consult with a variety of businesses in the areas of business strategy, business operations, project management, and antitrust economics. Clement is a member of the Board of the Reserve at Lake Keowee Foundation and Keowee River Club, LLC.
Tyler Dann, Harlem Valley Investing Co., Inc.
Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
Dann has been an insurance broker and president of Wesfair Agency, Inc. in Chappaqua, New York since 1970. He is co-trustee of the Helen I. Graham Charitable Foundation which supports organizations or similar organizations selected by Mrs. Graham prior to her death. Dann was a former director of The Factory Point Bancorp (Manchester, VT.), Premier Bancorp, Fishkill, NY, and a regional director of M&T Bancorp. He was a former trustee and member of the investment committee of The Community Foundation of Dutchess County, NY.
Kimberly O. Dennis, Searle Freedom Trust
Dennis is president of the Searle Freedom Trust. She is also chairman of the board of Donors Trust, vice chairman of the board of Donors Capital Fund, a trustee of the Earhart Foundation, and a member of the board of the Philanthropy Roundtable. Her previous positions include: director of the National Research Initiative, a program of the American Enterprise Institute; executive director of the Philanthropy Roundtable; and program officer for the John M. Olin Foundation.
Deborah Donner, Business Consultant
Donner is a business consultant with an international focus on retail and fine art wholesaling. She brings non-profit experience through her service on several philanthropic organizations. She is a fourth generation Trustee and Member of the Board of Directors of the William H. Donner Foundation (New York City) and Donner Canadian Foundation (Toronto), whose philanthropic pursuits include public policy, legal and educational reform, land and wildlife conservation, based on the principles of free market capitalism.
William A. Dunn, Dunn Capital Management, Inc.
Dunn owns a successful capital management firm in Stuart, Florida, and actively supports free market ideas. He is also on the board of directors of the Reason Foundation, the Foundation for Economic Education, the Prometheus Institute, and the Competitive Enterprise Institute.
Carlos Fernández, The Nature Conservancy
San Carlos de Bariloche, Rio Negro Patagonia, Argentina
Fernández is project manager for the TNC Patagonian Grasslands of Argentina program which aims to conserve 16 million hectares of Argentina’s temperate grasslands by 2015. In 2009, he was also appointed Southern Andes Conservation Strategies Manager charged with overseeing the conservation strategies of the Conservancy’s projects implemented in Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, and Peru. He was formerly based in Arlington, Virginia, as the Conservancy’s Senior Foreign Legal Advisor for South America when he attended PERC’s 2007 Enviropreneur Institute.
Steven F. Hayward, F.K Weyerhaeuser Fellow in Law and Economics, American Enterprise Institute, and Senior Fellow, Pacific Research Institute for Public Policy
San Francisco, California
Hayward writes frequently on a wide range of current topics, including environmentalism, law, economics, and public policy for publications including National Review, Reason, Weekly Standard, American Spectator, Public Interest, the Claremont Review of Books, and Policy Review. His newspaper articles have appeared in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Chicago Tribune, and dozens of other daily newspapers. He is the author of the Almanac of Environmental Trends.
Martin Hostettler, Managing Partner, Cycad Inc.
Hostettler is managing partner of Cycad Inc. in Switzerland. He has professional expertise in environmental engineering with focuses on gravel pits, quarries, and landfills. Hostettler also worked as a consultant in forest policy with Tensor Consulting Inc. He is currently the Chairman of the Editorial Board of the Swiss Forestry Journal and lectures about forest property rights at TU Dresden. Hostettler attended the 2004 KCI-Enviropreneur Institute at PERC.
Fred E. Karlinsky, Shareholder in Colodny, Fass, Talenfeld, Karlinsky, Abate & Webb, and Adjunct Professor of Law, Florida State University College
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Karlinsky represents insurers and reinsurers throughout the United States and internationally in a wide variety of business, operational, regulatory, transactional and governmental matters. Recognized as one of the top insurance lawyers by Chambers and Partners, a global attorney ranking organization, Mr. Karlinsky has an in-depth knowledge of insurance compliance matters. He has established substantial relationships with insurance commissioners and their respective staff members throughout the country.
Frank-Paul A. King, Managing Partner, King Capital Partners
King is president of King Capital Partners, a family office focused on economic and social investment opportunities in the areas of energy, real estate, and technology. King serves on the Board of Directors of Republic Energy, Inc.; TFO Holdings, LLC.; 2D2C, Inc.; Teakwood Capital, L.P.; and Paseo de la Resaca; and he is the former chairman of the Perot Museum of Nature and Science.
Dwight E. Lee, Gagnon Securities LLC
New York, New York
Lee is a partner at Gagnon Securities, a New York-based investment firm. He has been a director or trustee of public and private corporations and many charitable organizations, and is currently chairman of the board of the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers (Scholastic Art & Writing Awards) and a trustee of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation.
Leigh H. Perkins, The Orvis Company
Leigh Perkins combined his love of sport with a sharp mind for business when he purchased the Orvis Company in 1965, taking the highly respected, albeit small, business from $500,000 in annual sales to nearly $100 million annually when he chose to turn the business over to his sons in 1992, and current annual sales of $300 million. Leigh Perkins has supported private solutions to land and water conservation for many years. He has been a national board member of: The Nature Conservancy; The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation; Tall Timbers Research Station and Land Conservancy; and past president of the Ruffed Grouse Society. He also served on the boards of the Cleveland Museum of Natural History and the Cleveland Scholarship Foundation; and continues to serve on the board of the American Museum of Fly Fishing, which he founded.
John F. Tomlin, Managing Member, Conservation Forestry Partners, LLC
Greenville, South Carolina
Tomlin is a co-founder and managing member of Conservation Forestry Partners, LLC, and its affiliated entities which were formed to align private equity with conservation capital for the purpose of acquiring, managing and realizing competitive risk adjusted returns on large forestland properties. Prior to forming Conservation Forestry, Tomlin was involved in several entrepreneurial endeavors, including general partner of a group of venture and private equity funds known as the Vista Group.
Brian Yablonski, External Affairs Director, Gulf Power Company
Yablonski is External Affairs Director for the Gulf Power Company, a subsidiary of the Southern Company—one of the largest electric energy companies in the nation. He is responsible for Gulf Power’s regulatory and governmental affairs activities as well as for providing environmental relations support for the Southern Company. Brian is also a Commissioner and Vice Chairman of Florida’s Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, the state agency charged with protecting wildlife and overseeing hunting and fishing activities. He has been an adjunct fellow with PERC since 2003 and is a regular contributor to PERC’s magazine and has appeared on the Stossel show, FOX News, and the FOX Business Channel to discuss free market environmentalism.