Bio: Kenny Wagner has over 35 years of experience in management as a professional problem solver. He graduated Yeshiva University with a BA in Psychology, got his MBA at Yale School of Management & JD at Rutgers School of Law. He also has a Certificate in the Management of Technical People and Organizations from The Sloan School of Business of MIT. He is a former executive of Bristol-Myers Squibb where he was engaged in a wide range of organizational change efforts around the world. Kenny was an independent consultant working with everything from top 10 global pharmaceutical companies, billion-dollar-plus companies in telecom, food service, and pharmaceutical research to start-ups in healthcare, technology, finance, and fashion. He has also worked with local, national, and global not-for-profit organizations in the fields of education, religion, inter-faith relations, security, and social service. Kenny brings a wealth of knowledge in building and scaling operations, and in fundraising. Most recently Kenny was the Chief Development Officer of the Jewish Federation of Northern New Jersey where he was responsible for successfully increasing their $14.5 million annual campaign. Kenny has also served on the boards of many non-profits, including most recently Eshel, an organization that supports LGBT members of the Orthodox Jewish community and their families, where he is serving as head of its development team. Kenny’s interests include school choice, originalism in legal interpretation, healthcare policy, transportation policy, and the benefits of markets and competition.
Favorite Figures in Liberty: Adam Smith, FA Hayek, Eugene Volokh, and Randal O’Toole, and Ilya Shapiro
On Students For Liberty: “I’m really excited to be joining Students For Liberty at such a critical time. The need for informed, energized, and talented leadership is greater than ever.”