Board of Directors

George Coates, Chair of the Board, is a veteran of the wine and spirits industry, a member of the First Troop Philadelphia City Cavalry, and a board member of DonorsTrust and the State Policy Network. He divides his time between Philadelphia and Washington, D.C.

Gerard Alexander is Associate Professor of Politics at the University of Virginia.

Tom Beach is Managing Director of Beach Investment Counsel in West Conshohocken and a board member of many organizations in the freedom movement. He is based in Naples, Fla.

Monty Brown is Vice President of the Sarah Scaife Foundation in Pittsburgh and a board member of Atlas Network.

Emily Cox is Executive Director of the Beth & Ravenel Curry Foundation in New York. She lives in Erie.

Bruce Kern is President of Curtze Food Service, an Erie-based wholesale distributor of food, disposables, equipment, and supplies to restaurants, hotels, country clubs, and health-care institutions.

Devon Liddell is Executive Vice President for Irex Contracting Group, a network of affiliated specialty contracting companies in Lancaster.

Brittney Paul, a native of Harrisburg, is Director of Donor Engagement at the Reason Foundation, a board member of Instituto de Libertad Económica para Puerto Rico, and a member of the Executive Committee of the Hispanic Leadership Fund.

Bill Sordoni is CEO of Sordoni Construction in Forty Fort, representing the fourth generation of family leadership there, and serves on numerous boards in Northeastern Pennsylvania.