Chairman & CEO, Lincoln Institute
Lowman S. Henry is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Lincoln Institute of Public Opinion Research, Inc., a non-profit public affairs foundation based in Harrisburg, PA. He serves as host of American Radio Journal heard on over 200 radio stations nationwide, and is host of the Lincoln Radio Journal, a weekly public affairs radio program syndicated on over 90 Pennsylvania radio stations. He is also President of the Pennsylvania Leadership Council, Inc., which produces the annual Pennsylvania Leadership Conference.
He began his career as a broadcast and print journalist, served as Political Director of the Republican State Committee of Pennsylvania, Chief of Staff to State Senator Earl Baker, and as Executive Assistant to the Attorney General of Pennsylvania. He currently serves in elective office as Chairman of the Lower Paxton Township Board of Supervisors, and previously served as a Dauphin County Commissioner. He was the Republican Party’s nominee for Pennsylvania State Treasurer in 1992.
He is Chairman of the board of directors of the Pennsylvania Manufacturers’ Association (PMA) and the PMA Foundation; Chairman of the Citizens Alliance of Pennsylvania (CAP); board member of the Foundation for Free Enterprise Education; board member at the Allegheny Institute for Public Policy in Pittsburgh; board member of the Colonial Park Rotary Club Foundation; a member of the Republican State Committee of Pennsylvania; and is a Director Emeritus of the Pennsylvania Association of Nonprofit Organizations (PANO). Mr. Henry is a member of the Charlton United Methodist in Lower Paxton and is a past president of the Colonial Park Rotary Club. He is a graduate of Gannon University in Erie, Pennsylvania. He is married to Carol Lynn Henry, and they have three sons.
Scott Parkinson, Vice President of Government Affairs, Club for Growth.
Scott Parkinson is the Club For Growth's Vice President of Government Affairs. Scott has worked in politics in Washington, DC for over 13 years. He has worked in the United States Senate for three Senators — John Ensign, Ron Johnson and Marco Rubio. Scott was the Executive Director of the Republican Study Committee (RSC), the largest caucus in the House of Representatives - under Chairmen Bill Flores and Mark Walker. He also was Chief of Staff to Representative Ron DeSantis. Most recently, he served as the Deputy Executive Director to Governor-Elect Ron DeSantis' transition team in Tallahassee, Florida. Scott resides in Arlington, VA with his wife and two daughters.
Dr. Paul Kengor is professor of political science at Grove City College, a four-year, private Christian liberal arts college located in Grove City, Pennsylvania. He is executive director of the Center for Vision & Values, a Grove City College think-tank/policy center. He is also a visiting fellow at the Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and Peace at Stanford University. He has been quoted or published in most major publications from across the ideological spectrum: New York Times, USA Today, Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles Daily News, Washington Post, New York Post, National Review, Chronicle of Higher Education, San Francisco Chronicle, American Spectator, New York Newsday, Political Science Quarterly, Presidential Studies Quarterly, Washington Times, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Boston Herald, Roll Call, Wall Street Journal, Associated Press, Philadelphia Inquirer, Christianity Today, World magazine, National Catholic Reporter, National Catholic Register, Our Sunday Visitor, the Jewish Press, Jewish World Review, International Herald Tribune, Manchester Union Leader, and others.
His latest book is a major work on Ronald Reagan's role in undermining the Soviet Union, titled, The Crusader: Ronald Reagan & the Fall of Communism, released in October 2006 (HarperCollins), which includes never-before-published documents from KGB archives, Soviet media archives, and numerous once secret but now declassified NSC, White House, and Reagan administration documents. The book is being translated into Polish, and the paperback rights have been purchased by HarperPerennial. He is also the author of God and Ronald Reagan (ReganBooks, HarperCollins, 2004), which made bestseller lists for The New York Times (extended list), Amazon.com, BarnesandNoble.com, and Christian Retailing, among others; the book reached #2 on Amazon's non-fiction list. He is most recently the author of God and George W. Bush (ReganBooks, HarperCollins, 2004), which reached #5 on Amazon's non-fiction list and made The New York Times' extended bestseller list. He is co-editor with Peter Schweizer of Assessing the Reagan Presidency (Rowman-Littlefield, 2005). He is currently under contract to write three additional books, including a biography of former Reagan confidant and national security adviser William P. "Bill" Clark, Reagan's so-called "right-hand man." He has also written chapters or essays in books published by Oxford University Press, Columbia University Press, Palgrave-Macmillan, Lexington, and others.
Kengor is a frequent contributor to MSNBC, C-SPAN, NPR, PCN-TV, and FoxNewsChannel. He has appeared on many TV shows, including "Hannity & Colmes," "The O'Reilly Factor," "Tony Snow Live," "Fox & Friends," the 700 Club, and "Scarborough Country." He has done hundreds of radio-talk shows, including the shows of Sean Hannity, Diane Rehm (NPR-WDC), Michael Reagan, Warren Olney (NPR-LA), Glenn Beck, Janet Parshall's America, Truths that Transform with D. James Kennedy, Dennis Praeger, Michael Medved, G. Gordon Liddy, Linda Chavez, Kresta in the Afternoon, Jim Quinn, Stand to Reason with Greg Koukl, and Laura Ingraham.
Kengor is a frequent public speaker. His venues have included the National Presbyterian Church, the Reagan Library, the U.S. Capitol Building, the Commonwealth (Pennsylvania) Prayer Breakfast, the Heritage Foundation, and the Gerald R. Ford Library, among many others. He has also spoken at many colleges, including the University of Virginia's Miller Center, the College of William & Mary, the Ave Maria College School of Law, (Ann Arbor, MI), Calvin College, Franciscan University, Regent University, Claremont McKenna College, Saint Vincent College, Patrick Henry College, the University of Pittsburgh, and more.
Kengor has done work for a number of think tanks, including the Center for Strategic and International Studies and the Heritage Foundation, and has served on the editorial board of Presidential Studies Quarterly. He received his doctorate from the University of Pittsburgh's Graduate School of Public and International Affairs and his master's degree from American University's School of International Service. Kengor, a native of Western Pennsylvania, lives with his wife Susan in Grove City, PA, along with their children Paul, Mitch, Amanda, and Abigail.
Colin A. Hanna is President of Let Freedom Ring, a public policy non-profit promoting Constitutional government, economic freedom and traditional values. He is a tri-weekly guest on American Radio Journal airing on over 200 stations nationwide.
Colin was a Chester County Commissioner from 1995 to 2003. Let Freedom Ring was founded in 2004 and has executed several major projects on such diverse subjects as immigration, the national debt, the original intent of the Constitution, alerting the American public to China's plans for a blue-water Navy, production-ready script development for a major motion picture on Frederick Douglass and many more. His television appearances include MSNBC’s Hardball, Fox News Hannity, Glenn Beck, Fox & Friends and many others. Colin graduated from the University of Pennsylvania. He is a U.S. Navy veteran and lives in West Chester with Pricie, his wife of 53 years.
Jonathan Williams is the Chief Economist and Executive Vice President of Policy at the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), where he works with state policymakers, congressional leaders and members of the private sector to develop fiscal policy solutions for the states. Williams founded the ALEC Center for State Fiscal Reform in 2011 and co-authors Rich States, Poor States: ALEC-Laffer Economic State Competitiveness Index with Reagan economist Dr. Arthur Laffer and Stephen Moore. Prior to joining ALEC, Williams served as staff economist at the nonpartisan Tax Foundation, authoring numerous tax policy studies.
Williams’ work has appeared in many publications, including The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, The Financial Times, Toronto Star and Investor’s Business Daily. He is a contributor for The Hill and a columnist at Tax Analysts, the leading provider of tax news and analysis for the global community. Williams also serves on the Advisory Board of the State Financial Officers Foundation (SFOF) and as an adjunct fellow at the Kansas Policy Institute. He has written for the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. In addition, Williams was a contributing author of In Defense of Capitalism (Northwood University Press).
Williams has spoken to audiences across all 50 states and provided testimony for the U.S. Congress, as well as numerous state legislative bodies. His work has been featured at the federal level by The White House, the Congressional Joint Economic Committee and the U.S. House Committee on Ways and Means. He is a frequent guest on talk radio shows and has appeared on numerous television outlets, including the PBS NewsHour, Fox Business News and Bloomberg News. Williams was also the recipient of the prestigious Ludwig von Mises Award in Economics.
Eric Boehm is a reporter for the Franklin Center for Government and Public Integrity and bureau chief for PA Independent, which covers state political news and policy developments in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. He writes about legislation, tax policy and the general absurdities of politics from a free market perspective. His work has been published by Reason, Human Events, The Freeman, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Washington Examiner and elsewhere.