The Fund for American Studies (TFAS) is delighted to announce the recent election of Sean Redmond to its Board of Regents. With 15 years of volunteer service to TFAS, Redmond makes an excellent addition as one of the impressive individuals who support TFAS’s mission and programs as TFAS Regents.
Redmond originally became involved with TFAS in 2006. At the time, he was working at the Department of Labor with Karen Czarnecki ’88, who convinced him to mentor TFAS students participating in the Washington, D.C., summer programs. Redmond was also a longtime member of TFAS’s Board of Visitors for the Public Policy Program and served as a small group discussion leader and guest speaker for TFAS students.
“I’ve mentored many students over the years and always enjoy getting to know them,” Redmond shared. “It is fun to share some of my experiences but also learn from them. I have even developed good friendships with some of them that have lasted for years after they were in the program.”
Redmond is excited about continuing to support TFAS in its mission of developing honorable leaders and feels his new position will better enable him to do this.
This year marks my 15 year anniversary with TFAS, so I am especially pleased to serve in this new role and honored to be asked. I look forward to helping any way I can because TFAS’s mission is not only vital, but perhaps more important now than when it was founded.” – Sean Redmond
“This year marks my 15 year anniversary being involved with TFAS, so I am especially pleased to serve in this new role and honored to be asked,” Redmond said. “I look forward to helping any way I can because TFAS’s mission is not only vital, but perhaps more important now than when it was founded.”
With a background in governmental affairs, Redmond has shown an abiding interest in serving others and working for the common good. His career path demonstrates his commitment to promoting the ideals of the TFAS mission.
He currently serves as the executive director of labor policy at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. In this role, Redmond monitors the National Labor Relations Board and Department of Labor policy developments, advocates for legislative and regulatory reforms, researches union finances, works with coalitions on labor and employment issues, and writes for the chamber’s digital platform, “Above the Fold.”
Before securing this position, Redmond was the executive director of the Chamber’s Workforce Freedom Initiative. Prior to that, he served the U.S. Department of Labor as the chief of staff and senior advisor for the Office of Labor-Management Standards during George W. Bush’s transition into the presidency.
Redmond also served on the staff of the Bush-Cheney presidential campaign and transition, the 2000 Republican National Convention, and the Citizens for a Sound Economy free-market think tank as a grassroots coordinator and development assistant.
Originally from Silver Spring, Maryland, and a longtime resident of Arlington, Virginia, Redmond has remained in the Washington metro area for most of his life. He is a proud Georgetown University graduate with a bachelor’s degree and two master’s degrees from the university. While at Georgetown, he was a member of the Beta Gamma Sigma business honor society and the photo editor of the student paper, where he would rub elbows with the likes of Allen Iverson, Bill Clinton, Colin Powell – and even the Rolling Stones.
In addition to volunteering with TFAS, Redmond is also a member of the Georgetown Alumni Club of Metropolitan Washington, D.C., the Georgetown University Alumni Association Board of Governors, and the National Eagle Scout Association.