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Chris Ullman Joins TFAS Board of Trustees


The Fund for American Studies (TFAS) is pleased to announce the addition of Chris Ullman to the TFAS Board of Trustees.

Ullman shares advice with students at TFAS headquarters.

Ullman has been a committed volunteer and friend to TFAS for nearly 25 years. He has served as a longtime TFAS volunteer, internship host, mentor, TFAS Board of Regent member and guest lecturer for students attending TFAS’s D.C. Academic Internship Program.

In his professional work, Ullman is the founder and president of Ullman Communications LLC, a strategic advisory firm serving the C-Suite with an emphasis on financial services. He was formerly the managing director at The Carlyle Group. He also served as the director of communications for the U.S. Office of Management and Budget and the director of public affairs for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

Ullman whistles the National Anthem at the TFAS 50th Anniversary Gala.

He is the author of two books, “Four Billionaires and a Parking Attendant” and “Find Your Whistle.” Additionally, he is a four-time national and international whistling champion and has performed with major symphony orchestras, whistled for President George W. Bush in the Oval Office and whistled the National Anthem at major league sporting events.

“I particularly enjoy working with students,” Ullman said. “Every summer, I give a talk on how to find a job, lead a small group discussion and meet one-on-one with a handful of students. I learn from the students as well. The students are universally well-mannered, curious and smart. They care about America and want to make an impact.”

TFAS celebrates Ullman’s first book release with a book talk at TFAS Headquarters.

Ullman uses his extensive talents and career expertise to help contribute to the growth of TFAS students. He maintains connections with current and former students, offering ongoing career guidance and advice, even after the conclusion of a TFAS program.

Upon his board appointment, Ullman says that he is excited to join the Trustees and be a part of the organization’s mission to help develop courageous leaders.

“I was honored to be asked to join the Trustees,” he said. “I see it as a reflection of my excitement for the broader organization’s mission to develop leaders who understand the importance of freedom.”

TFAS is delighted to welcome Ullman to the Board of Trustees and recognize him for his continuous service in supporting the mission of TFAS with the ideas of individual liberty, personal responsibility, and economic freedom. TFAS is confident that with Ullman on board, he will continue to make a lasting impact on students.

To learn more about Ullman and his career, books and support of TFAS students, listen to his conversation with TFAS president Roger Ream on the Liberty + Leadership Podcast.

The Board of Trustees is the governing body of TFAS, comprised of individuals dedicated to promoting the mission of the organization through time, talents and financial support. To learn more about the board, visit TFAS.org/trustees.


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