Americans for Prosperity Directors
James C. Miller
Dr. James C. Miller is an economist who served as Chairman of the Federal Trade Commission between 1981 and 1985 and as Budget Director for President Ronald Reagan between 1985 and 1988. Dr. Miller earned a B.B.A. in economics from the University of Georgia in 1964 and a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Virginia in 1969. Between 1977 and 1981, Dr. Miller was a Resident Scholar at the Center for the Study of Government Regulation at the American Enterprise Institute. From 1978 to 1981, he served as co-director of the center. Dr. Miller was the first Administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (April - October 1981) and the Executive Director of Vice President George Bush's Presidential Task Force on Regulatory Relief.
He has been John M. Olin Distinguished Fellow at the Citizens for a Sound Economy Foundation and at the Center for Study of Public Choice at George Mason University. He is also a senior fellow of the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. He has been a Member of the Boards of the Tax Foundation and the Progress and Freedom Foundation, and a member of the Board of Visitors of George Mason University. Miller is currently chairman of the Capital Analysis Group (CapAnalysis), a division of the international law firm of Howrey, Simon, Arnold & White and the U.S. Postal Service's Board of Governors elected Miller to be its chairman in 2005.
James E. Stephenson
James E. (Jim) Stephenson is President and Chief Executive Officer of Yancey Bros. Co., which provides Caterpillar, AGCO, and Blue Bird Bus Co. products and services throughout the state of Georgia.
Jim assumed leadership of the privately held company in 1994, after an 18-year tenure as a lawyer with the Atlanta law firm, Smith, Currie & Hancock.
Jim serves on several boards and advisory councils, including: Republic Bank of Georgia, The Trust for Public Land, The Wesleyan School, Shepherd Center, Grady Memorial Hospital, and the Georgia Regional Transportation Authority (GRTA).
Jim holds an undergraduate degree from Yale University (1972) and a law degree from Duke University (1976).
Frayda Levin owned and managed a book distribution business for 18 years. After selling her business, she co-founded Moving Picture Institute which promotes liberty through film. She also co-founded the NJ Chapter of Americans for Prosperity (AFP). AFP trains conservative grass roots activists on how to lobby their legislators.
Mrs. Levin is a member of several Boards including, the Club For Growth, Americans for Prosperity and Foundation for Economic Education. Mrs. Levin began her working career as Legislative Aide on Capitol Hill and then in the Reagan Bush Administration. She holds an MBA from the Darden School at the University of Virginia and BA from the University of Connecticut.
Dr. Richard Fink is an executive vice president and member of the board of directors of Koch Industries, Inc. He is a director for several Koch companies including Flint Hills Resources, LLC, a refining and petrochemical company; and INVISTA, a global fibers, resins and intermediates company. Richard is also president of the Charles G. Koch and Claude R. Lambe Charitable Foundations and a director of the Fred C. and Mary R. Koch Foundation. He was an executive vice president and an associate professor of economics at George Mason University. He served on the university's board of visitors from 1997 through June 2005.
In 1978 Richard founded what is now a George Mason program: the Mercatus Center. He is a member of the Mercatus board, which he chaired until 1990. In 1984 he founded Citizens for a Sound Economy Foundation and its affiliate, Citizens for a Sound Economy. In 2003 the foundation became Americans for Prosperity Foundation, which promotes market-based policies in the states. He serves on the board of International Foundation for Research and Experimental Economics. He previously served on the American Prosecutors Research Institute, Consumer Advisory Council of the Federal Reserve Board and as a director of the Tax Foundation, Reason Foundation, the Institute for Humane Studies, and Public Choice Center. He also served on President Reagan's Commission on Privatization. Richard earned his Ph.D. from New York University and M.A. from UCLA. He graduated magna cum laude with a B.A. in economics from Rutgers University. He is married and has four children.