Posts Tagged ‘Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation’

Bob LitanThe Prison Entrepreneurship Program (PEP) is deeply grateful to announce that Dr. Robert E. Litan has agreed to join our national advisory board! His experience and leadership will add a tremendous boost to this already strong group of leaders, and help forge the future for PEP.

Dr. Litan is the vice president for Research and Policy at the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation in Kansas City, where he oversees the Foundation’s extensive program for funding data collection and research relating entrepreneurship and economic growth. Here is a link to his full bio on the Foundation’s Web site, as well as a link to his bio as an expert at the Brookings Institution, where he previously was vice president and director of Economic Studies.  Bob is also a senior advisor to the Global Economics Group.

During his career, Dr. Litan has authored or co-authored more than twenty books, edited another fourteen, and authored or co-authored more than 200 articles in journals, magazines, and newspapers on a broad range of public policy issues. His work, Good Capitalism, Bad Capitalism, and the Economics of Growth and Prosperity, co-authored with William Baumol, (Yale University Press, 2007) has been translated into ten languages and is used as a college text around the world. His other recent books include: Competitive Equity: Developing a Lower Cost Alternative for Mutual Funds (with Peter J. Wallison, AEI Press, 2007);Worldwide Financial Reporting (Oxford University Press, 2006, with three co-authors); Financial Statecraft (with Benn Steil, Yale University Press, 2006); and Follow The Money: The Enron Failure and the State of Corporate Disclosure (AEI-Brookings Joint Center for Regulatory Studies, 2003, with 3 co-authors).

Dr. Litan received his B.S. in economics (summa cum laude) from the Wharton School of Finance at the University of Pennsylvania; his J.D. from Yale Law School; and both his M. Phil. and Ph.D. in economics from Yale University.

Please join us in welcoming Dr. Litan to the PEP National Advisory Board!

PEP Pitch Day

PEP volunteers and participants reacting to the awesome new advisory board lineup. (We ARE pretty excited!)

Since 2004, the Prison Entrepreneurship Program has been guided by some of the strongest business minds to ever lend their time, talent and treasure to the nonprofit sector. We are particularly grateful for those who have served on our governing and advisory boards.

This group has included highly successful entrepreneurs, investors and politicians. It has also included lawyers, bankers and leaders from the corporate sector. And we are particularly grateful that it has always included men who first came to PEP as incarcerated men.

Together, these leaders are PEP’s ambassadors in the “free world.” They carry our message of hope out into the community, and their support is directly responsible for the ground-breaking results that PEP has delivered for the past eight years (see our 2011-2012 Annual Report for the full details of our impact).

PEP would like to welcome the following NEW members to our boards (see the full list here):

New National Advisory Board Members
New Houston Advisory Board Members
New Dallas Advisory Board Members
New Austin Advisory Board Member