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 James M. Lapeyre, Jr., MBA, JD, Chairman

James M. Lapeyre, Jr., (Jay) is President of Laitram, LLC, in New Orleans, a diversified global manufacturer of plastic conveyor belting, shrimp processing equipment, and space-saving stairs.  He is also Board Chair of ION Geophysical, a NYSE company that provides seismic technology services and solutions to the global energy industry.  Read more >


John Aglialoro is Chairman and co-founder of UM Holdings Ltd. of Haddonfield, New Jersey, which has owned and operated a variety of businesses for the past 30 years, including CYBEX, a full-line manufacturer of commercial exercise equipment, where he serves as Chairman; and EHE International, a UM company providing physical examinations and corporate wellness programs. 
Owner of the movie rights to Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged, Mr. Aglialoro is CEO of Atlas Productions Ltd., the production company formed to produce the movie of Rand’s best-selling novel.
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Cliff Asness is the Managing and Founding principal at AQR Capital Management in Greenwich, CT, a Global provider of investment management services. He has written many articles for journals in finance and appears frequently as a commentator in financial media. Read more >


Baron Bond is an executive of Foundation Group, a real estate management, investment, and development company based in Baltimore, where he has asset management responsibilities for a portfolio of multifamily communities, retail commercial centers, and land holdings. Prior to working in real estate development, Mr. Bond practiced corporate and real estate law in Manhattan at White & Case and Skadden, Arps. Read more >


Franklin Brooks is the President and CEO of FreemanWhite, Inc., a consulting and design firm based in Charlotte, NC, which provides strategic planning, operational, architectural, and engineering services to the healthcare industry.  Mr. Brooks is a registered architect in over 20 states and has been personally responsible for the planning and design of facilities with a total construction value of over $2 billion. 
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Ben Ganther is president of Ganther Construction|Architecture, Inc., a design/build firm in Oshkosh, WI, specializing in senior living projects, office buildings, multi-family, worship, school and adaptive reuse. He is co-chair for Senator Ron Johnson’s re-election committee.  Read more >


David Kelley, founder of The Atlas Society, is Chief Intellectual Officer, responsible for overseeing all the content produced by the organization. He is the author of numerous works in philosophy, politics, and culture. Read more >


Mr. Leever is Chief Executive Officer of MacDermid Incorporated, in Denver, CO. A $750 million multinational, specialty-chemical company, MacDermid is a world leader in chemical systems and processing equipment for the electronics, metal finishing, printing, and offshore oil industries.  Read more >


Victor Sperandeo is the President and CEO of Alpha Financial Technologies. He is a professional trader with over 45 years of experience on Wall Street, trading numerous markets. He is recognized for his futures market trading expertise and the development of the Diversified Trends Indicator™, the Commodity Trends Indicator™, and the Financial Trends Indicator™. He has written several books on trading and has appeared frequently on CNBC, CNN, Fox and other networks.  Read more >

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