Board of Directors

William R. Burleigh, Chairman, is former chairman of the E.W. Scripps Company, from which he retired as CEO in September 2000. His nearly fifty years of service to Scripps began when he covered high school sports for the Evansville (Ind.) Press. He is a director of Xtek, Inc., the International Board of Legatus, and the Hebrew Union College Ethics Center.

Robert P. George, Vice Chairman, is McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence, professor of politics, and director of the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions at Princeton University. He is the author of Making Men Moral: Civil Liberties and Public Morality and In Defense of Natural Law, and the editor of Natural Law, Liberalism, and Morality and The Autonomy of Law: Essays on Legal Positivism. He is a member of the editorial board of the American Journal of Jurisprudence and is a former Presidential appointee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.

Mary Ellen Bork is a writer and lecturer on issues affecting Catholic life and culture. Among her many activities, she serves on the advisory board for the School of Philosophy at Catholic University and the advisory board of Christendom College, and she is a member of the editorial board for the magazine Voices.

Eric Cohen is Executive Director of the Tikvah Fund in New York, which promotes serious Jewish thought about the enduring questions of human life and the pressing challenges that confront the Jewish people. A former senior consultant on the President’s Council on Bioethics and fellow at the New America Foundation, Mr. Cohen also serves as the Editor-At-Large of The New Atlantis, where he served as editor from its founding until 2007.

Howard A. Dahl is president and CEO of Amity Technology, LLC, of Fargo, North Dakota, a manufacturer of farm machinery. Mr. Dahl has done extensive work in the former Soviet Union and is honorary consul of Kazakhstan in the United States. He has served on numerous boards, including serving as the audit chair for the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Bank. He is a member of the board of trustees of the Trinity Forum. He and his wife Ann are working to help rebuild Christian practice in former Soviet lands.

Joseph D. (Nick) Decosimo is managing partner of the business consulting and accounting firm Decosimo. An active community leader in Chattanooga, he serves on numerous civic boards. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia, where he was an Echols Scholar, and his MBA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he was a University Fellow.

Leonard A. Leo is executive vice president of the Federalist Society. He previously served as chairman of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom. He has played an active role in public diplomacy, including as a U.S. delegate to the United Nations Council, the United Nations Commission on Human Rights, the Organization of Security and Cooperation in Europe, and the World Health Organization’s World Health Assembly.

Wilfred M. McClay, a prize-winning scholar of American intellectual and cultural history, is the G.T. and Libby Blankenship Chair in the History of Liberty, and Director of the Center for the History of Liberty, at the University of Oklahoma. He served for eleven years on the National Council on the Humanities, the advisory board for the National Endowment for the Humanities, and is also a Senior Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C., and a Senior Fellow at the Trinity Forum.

Jeane J. Kirkpatrick In Memoriam, 1926-2006
Father Richard John Neuhaus
 In Memoriam, 1936-2009

 Dr. Ernest W. Lefever (founding president) In Memoriam, 1919-2009