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Welcome Alumnus Stephen F. Hayes Of The Weekly Standard To The Board Of Trustees


The Fund for American Studies (TFAS) is pleased to announce the election of dedicated alumnus Stephen F. Hayes (AIPES 94, Novak 00) to its Board of Trustees.

Hayes, a senior writer with The Weekly Standard, has a long history with TFAS as an alumnus, staff member and supporter. He attended the American Institute on Political and Economic Systems (AIPES) in the Czech Republic and served as director of the TFAS Institute on Political Journalism (IPJ) for six years. He was also a recipient of a TFAS Robert Novak Journalism Fellowship in 2000.

“As an alumnus who has seen all aspects of the organization from international programs to alumni volunteering, Steve brings a unique perspective to the Board of Trustees” said TFAS President Roger Ream (ICPES 76). “We are grateful to Steve for his commitment in this new leadership capacity.”

Hayes also gives back to TFAS by serving on the IPJ Board of Visitors and providing scholarship support to TFAS students. In addition to his work with The Weekly Standard, Hayes is a regular Fox News All Stars panelist on “Special Report with Bret Baier.” He is also the author of two New York Times bestsellers: “Cheney: The Untold Story of America’s Most Powerful and Controversial Vice President” and “The Connection: How al Qaeda’s Collaboration with Saddam Hussein Has Endangered America.”

Before joining The Weekly Standard, Hayes was a senior writer for National Journal’s Hotline. His work has appeared in the New York Post, the Washington Times, Salon, National Review and Reason. Hayes has been a commentator on CNN, “The McLaughlin Group,” Fox News Channel, MSNBC, CNBC and C-SPAN.

Hayes joins a long tradition of TFAS alumni serving as board members. Earlier this year, alumni Eric Tanenblatt (ICPES 87) and Theresa Kostrzewa (ICPES 84) were also elected to the Board of Trustees.

Tanenblatt is the co-practice leader of the U.S. Public Policy and Regulation practice at Dentons’ and is a leader of the global government sector team, focusing on governmental affairs at the federal, state and local levels.

For years he has been at the forefront of dramatic government activities at all levels including serving as a political advisor and national finance co-chair for Governor Mitt Romney’s 2012 presidential campaign, state chairman for President George W. Bush’s successful Georgia campaign effort and has held senior positions in the 1996 Dole and Gramm presidential campaigns.

Kostrzewa has 19 years of experience in government relations and representing clients before the North Carolina legislative and executive branches. Kostrzewa leads Capital Results’ government affairs and government procurement services in Raleigh and represents clients at the national level through the Republican Governors Association and Democratic Governors Association.

These new additions join the 19 loyal alumni who currently serve on the TFAS Board of Trustees and Board of Regents.

Board of Trustees
Dan Branch (ICPES 77)
Frank J. Donatelli (ICPES 70)
Ronald Hart (ICPES 81)
Steven Hayes (AIPES 94, Novak 00)
Theresa Kostrzewa (ICPES 84)
Roger R. Ream (ICPES 76)
Eric Tannenblatt (ICPES 87)

Board of Regents
Karen Czarnecki (ICPES 88)
Kurt Couchman (ICPES 02)
Eric Fox (ICPES 86)
Lindsey Rose King (IBGA 06)
Kenneth A. Klatt (ICPES 70)
John Lee (ICPES 85)
John Lettieri (ICPES 03)
Aaron Lewis (IPJ 93, IIPES 96)
Daniel McConchie (IPJ 93, AIPES 95)
Paul McDonough (ICPES 84)
Michael Thompson, Jr. (ICPES 89, AIPES 93)
Chris S. Wilson (ICPES 90)

In continuing service to TFAS, board members Dan Branch and Stephen Hayes will speak at the 2015 TFAS Leadership Conference: Making the Case for a Free Society. The Leadership Conference serves as Hayes’ first official board meeting. To learn more about the conference or to register visit: TFAS.org/LC2015.



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