Any organization, for profit or not-for-profit, must continually look to the future, and I am pleased to say that PERC’s future is brighter than ever. Not only does PERC continue to be the world’s leader in research demonstrating the effectiveness of free market environmentalism, it communicates this message better than any other organization through print and electronic media and engages environmentalists to put the ideas to work.
One reason for PERC’s success has been its leadership and I am pleased to announce that we are expanding the leadership team. On July 1, 2012, Terry Anderson will become President, Monica Guenther will become Senior Director for Program Management, and Dino Falaschetti will join them as Executive Director. Dino comes to PERC with an outstanding academic record. He started his academic career at the University of Tennessee. After receiving an MBA from the University of Chicago, he worked in the private sector. From there he went to Washington University where he received a Ph.D. in economics.
His ties to Bozeman and PERC started in 2002 when he joined the faculty at Montana State University. Dino came to MSU because of its strong reputation in political economy, largely attributable to PERC. While at MSU, he took leaves of absence to join President Bush’s Council of Economic Advisors and to be a national fellow at Stanford’s prestigious Hoover Institution.
An attractive offer to join the law school at Florida State lured Dino and his wife, Suzanne, away from Bozeman, but they never lost their love for the people, the mountains, and especially PERC. They are very excited to return. Click here to view Dino’s biography.
Together, Terry, Monica, Dino, and the PERC staff are excited about creating even greater opportunities for market solutions to help people enjoy a better environment and stronger economy.