About Us


Publication: 2012-08-14



Name:Owen Ambur


Name:The Atlas Society



  • Ayn RandAyn Rand’s philosophy of Objectivism was set forth in such works as her epic novel Atlas Shrugged, and in her brilliant non-fiction essays. Objectivism is designed as a guide to life, and celebrates the remarkable potential and power of you, the individual. Objectivism also challenges the doctrines of irrationalism, self-sacrifice, brute force, and collectivism that have brought centuries of chaos and misery into the lives of millions of individuals. It provides fascinating insights into the world of politics, art, education, foreign policy, science, and more, rewarding you with a rich understanding of how ideas shape your world. Those who discover Objectivism often describe the experience as life-changing and liberating.

  • IndividualsAyn Rand was a champion of individual rights, which protect the sovereignty of the individual as an end in himself; and of capitalism, which is the only social system that allows people to live together peaceably, by voluntary trade, as independent equals.

  • BusinessmenUpholding the use of reason to transform nature and create wealth, Objectivism honors the businessman and the banker, no less than the philosopher and artist, as creators and as benefactors of mankind.

  • Bankers

  • Philosophers

  • Artists

  • DAVID KELLEYFounder and Chief Intellectual Officer - David is the Executive Director of The Atlas Society, responsible for long-term planning and general oversight to ensure that the Society's programs fulfill its mission. He also produces articles, speeches, courses, and books on a range of cultural and philosophical topics.

  • AARON DAYChief Executive Officer - Aaron leads the organization in the development and implementation of stategic initiatives.

  • WILLIAM R THOMASDirector of Programs - Will oversees TAS programs oriented toward the Objectivist community and focused on the theory and practice of Objectivism. He oversees event programs such as the Summer Seminar, and coordinates the student and scholarly programs of TAS's philosophy and training division. Will also speaks and writes on Objectivism and cultural topics.

  • EDWARD HUDGINSDirector of Advocacy - Ed is the Director of Advocacy for the Atlas Society. A widely published writer and popular speaker, Ed focuses on political and social issues. He is also the Society's media contact.

  • ROGER DONWAYDirector of the Business Rights Center - Roger is a freelance writer and editor whose work focuses on philosophy, economics, and history. Donway is also assisting author Robert Bradley, Jr. with his forthcoming book Edison to Enron: Energy Markets and Political Strategies.

  • ALEXANDER R. COHENManaging Editor of the Business Rights Center - Alexander is managing editor of the Business Rights Center and associate scholar.

  • SHERRIE GOSSETTDigital Channel Management - Sherrie has recently taken on digital channel management at TAS.

  • LAURIE RICEResearch Assistant, Editor of The Atlas Society newsletter - Laurie does research, writing and editing for The Atlas Society's various publications and projects. She also assists with administration and TAS events.

  • AARON RAINWATERThe newest addition to the core TAS staff, Aaron serves as assistant to the Atlas Society COO Aaron Day.