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Roger Ream



Roger joined TFAS in 1991 as executive vice president and became president in 1998. Under his leadership, TFAS has expanded its programs internationally and to the high school and professional levels. In 2013, TFAS combined with the Foundation for Teaching Economics (FTE) and added the Robert Novak Journalism Fellowship program. In subsequent years, TFAS added the Joseph Rago Journalism Fellowship at The Wall Street Journal and developed new programs for young professionals. Thousands of young people are influenced by TFAS programs every year.

In addition to his work with TFAS, Roger serves on the boards of the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) and the Bradley Impact Fund. He also serves on the United States Postal Service’s Citizens’ Stamp Advisory Committee. He is on the advisory board of Talent Market and a member of Sons of the American Revolution. He previously served on the boards of the Foundation for Economic Education (FEE), Donors Capital Fund, and the U.S. Air Force Academy Superintendent’s Leadership Fund. He is a founding member and secretary of the Frank S. Meyer Society, past president of the Philadelphia Society and member of the Mont Pelerin Society.

In 2021, Roger was awarded a Bradley Prize by the Lynde & Harry Bradley Foundation. The honor recognizes individuals whose outstanding achievements reflect The Bradley Foundation’s mission to restore, strengthen and protect the principles and institutions of American exceptionalism. In 2024, he was awarded the Baron Award from the Philadelphia Society at its 60th anniversary meeting. The Baron Award recognizes an individual who “faithfully exemplifies, in word and deed, the good fellowship, personal loyalty, intellectual integrity, and moral courage of the late John Von Kannon.”

Roger’s writings have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, National Review, the Washington Times, the Washington Examiner, The Hill, Politico, Real Clear Politics, the Federalist.com and in other publications. He is the host of the Liberty & Leadership podcast.

Roger received his bachelor’s degree from Vanderbilt University. He and his late wife, Mary Kay, have three daughters, five grandsons and a granddaughter. He calls them his investment in the future.