We are pleased to announce that Students For Liberty has two new members on the organization’s Board of Directors: Dan Grossman and Jeff Giesea.
This is the first time that Students For Liberty has expanded our Board of Directors since our founding in 2008 when Alexander McCobin, Sloane Frost, and Samuel Eckman first incorporated the organization. For years, we have known that it was imperative that we expand the BOD beyond SFL’s founders to bring in other experienced nonprofit and business leaders who can provide further guidance and oversight to the organization’s activities.
This is now especially true as SFL has activities taking place in all 6 inhabited continents of the world, more than 400 leaders overseeing those activities (including 20 full time staff, with more joining in the upcoming months), and a multi-million dollar budget. However, we also wanted to approach the process in a careful and methodical manner to ensure that we did not impose unnecessary bureaucratic burdens upon the organization by bringing on too many, and that anyone who joined the BOD would not only be committed to SFL’s mission, but would add substantial value to support SFL’s growth.
After an extensive search and much consideration, we extended invitations to both Dan and Jeff, and, we are extremely glad that they both enthusiastically accepted. In case you are not familiar with them, let us provide you with a brief background for each of them:
- Dan Grossman is currently the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Atlas Network. He spent his working career as the founder and owner of various private businesses. He was formerly the Chairman of FEE and has been giving SFL informal advice for a long time.
- Jeff Giesea founded, bootstrapped, and led FierceMarkets through its successful sale to a private equity firm in 2008. He left in 2009 and took a year off to travel before founding BestVendor, a venture-backed startup in NYC that used social recommendations to make it easier to find and discover business tools based on the experience of others. Jeff also currently serves on the BOD of the Foundation for Economic Education (FEE).
This is a big step for SFL, but one that we believe will help us develop a more robust and even stronger infrastructure for the student movement for liberty. We are honored that Dan and Jeff are so willing to invest themselves in SFL’s work, and hope you will join us in welcoming them to the Board of Directors!