Name:The Atlas Society
- Ayn Rand: Ayn 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.
- Individuals: Ayn 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
- Businessmen: Upholding 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.
- DAVID KELLEY: Founder 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 DAY: Chief Executive Officer - Aaron leads the organization in the development and implementation of stategic initiatives.
- WILLIAM R THOMAS: Director 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 HUDGINS: Director 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 DONWAY: Director 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. COHEN: Managing Editor of the Business Rights Center - Alexander is managing editor of the Business Rights Center and associate scholar.
- SHERRIE GOSSETT: Digital Channel Management - Sherrie has recently taken on digital channel management at TAS.
- LAURIE RICE: Research 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 RAINWATER: The newest addition to the core TAS staff, Aaron serves as assistant to the Atlas Society COO Aaron Day.