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    Lee Roberts: John Locke Foundation Shaftesbury Society luncheon

    Lee Roberts: John Locke Foundation Shaftesbury Society luncheon

    Lee Roberts became director of the N.C. Office of State Budget and Management in September 2014 on the appointment of Gov. Pat McCrory. He has spent most of his career in banking and finance, most recently as managing director of Piedmont Community Bank Holdings and as chief operating officer of Piedmont's principal subsidiary, VantageSouth Bancshares, based in Raleigh. He was previously a partner at Cherokee Investment Partners, a Raleigh-based real estate private equity fund. In this speech, Roberts discusses "The Right Direction: Rebounding and Growing Stronger."

    • 51 min
    Fred Barnes: John Locke Foundation Headliner luncheon

    Fred Barnes: John Locke Foundation Headliner luncheon

    Fred Barnes is co-founder and executive editor of The Weekly Standard and a political commentator on Fox News Channel. He was a panelist on "The McLaughlin Group" and co-host of "The Beltway Boys." He is the author of the book Rebel-in-Chief on the presidency of George W. Bush and wrote the "White House Watch" column for 10 years for The New Republic. For two decades, he was a reporter for the Baltimore Sun and Washington Evening Star. His latest book, co-authored with Morton Kondracke, focuses on former congressman Jack Kemp. In this speech, Barnes discusses "Jack Kemp, Paul Ryan, and the 2016 Election."

    • 56 min
    Brandon Arnold: John Locke Foundation Shaftesbury Society luncheon

    Brandon Arnold: John Locke Foundation Shaftesbury Society luncheon

    Brandon Arnold is executive vice president of the National Taxpayers Union and National Taxpayers Union Foundation. In this role, he helps to oversee strategic planning and government affairs efforts for NTU and its staff. He joined NTU in 2012 as vice president of government affairs. His previous positions include director of government affairs at the Cato Institute, manager of external affairs in former Maryland Gov. Robert Ehrlich's energy office, senior legislative aide to Rep. James Sensenbrenner, fiscal policy analyst at Citizens for a Sound Economy, and research analyst at the National Republican Senatorial Committee. In this speech, he discusses "What should taxpayers expect from Congress in 2016?"

    • 44 min
    John Bethune: John Locke Foundation Shaftesbury Society luncheon

    John Bethune: John Locke Foundation Shaftesbury Society luncheon

    Dr. John J. Bethune is professor of economics at Barton College. He directs the BB&T Center for Free Enterprise Education. Prior to accepting his position at Barton, Bethune held the Tom E. Hendrix Chair of Excellence in Free Enterprise at the University of Tennessee–Martin. He has also served as professor and chair of the Economics Department at Bellarmine College in Louisville, Kentucky. Bethune has published in The American Economist, The Southern Economic Journal, The Journal of Economic Education, and Studies in Economic Analysis. In this speech, he discusses "Are Income Distribution Programs Designed to Redistribute Income? Do They? Evidence From the States."

    • 32 min
    Ilario Pantano: John Locke Foundation Shaftesbury Society luncheon

    Ilario Pantano: John Locke Foundation Shaftesbury Society luncheon

    Ilario Pantano, a former Marine sniper, became director of the North Carolina Division of Veterans Affairs in 2013 and was immediately tasked by Gov. Pat McCrory to lead the charge in making North Carolina the most veteran-friendly state. Prior to directing North Carolina Veterans Affairs, Pantano had been active in business, media, politics, and veterans advocacy as a front-line Marine combat veteran of two wars. He's written two books, "Warlord" and "Grand Theft History." In this speech, he discusses "Making North Carolina the Most Veteran-Friendly State."

    • 43 min
    Becki Gray: John Locke Foundation Shaftesbury Society luncheon

    Becki Gray: John Locke Foundation Shaftesbury Society luncheon

    Becki Gray is vice president for outreach at the John Locke Foundation. She provides information, consultation, and publications to elected officials, government staff, and other decision makers involved in the state public-policy process.

 Gray taps her experience in the legal field, at the N.C. General Assembly, and as a lobbyist in the private sector as well as the full resources and staff of JLF to fulfill requests for information and analysis from policymakers.

 In this speech, she offers "A Spooky Recap of the 2015 Legislative Session: Who Got the Treats? Who Got Tricked? Who's Left Holding the Bag?"

    • 49 min

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