MR. TRAVIS H. BROWN
Travis Brown is the Founder and CEO of First Rule, whose core mission is to recruit and serve as “happy warriors,” spreading the fundamental truths that need to be told—through film, media and issue advocacy. Travis embraces the role of assembling and supporting the best and brightest to work on the issues of the day, such as holding schools more accountable to individualized learning and improving the job climates within states.
Travis is the author of How Money Walks and the co-author of the New York Times and USA Today bestseller An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of States (with Art Laffer, Steve Moore and Rex Sinquefield). Travis is an entrepreneur with a passion for helping cities and states grow via smart tax policies. He’s a frequent contributor to “Fox and Friends” as well as Forbes.com.
GOVERNOR MATTHEW G. BEVIN
Matthew Griswold Bevin was elected as the 62nd Governor of Kentucky on Tuesday, November 3, 2015. He is a loving husband, a father of nine children, a military veteran, a successful entrepreneur and small business owner.
Governor Bevin has founded several companies in Kentucky and invested in a number of others throughout the Commonwealth and around the United States. As a believer in the power of the private sector, Governor Bevin has managed and expanded multiple businesses, creating many good paying jobs for hard working Americans. These companies expand across a range of industries, including, but not limited to, medical devices, manufacturing and investment management.
HONORABLE NEWT GINGRICH
Newt Gingrich is well-known as the architect of the “Contract with America” that led the Republican Party to victory in 1994 by capturing the majority in the U.S. House of Representatives for the first time in forty years. After he was elected Speaker, he disrupted the status quo by moving power out of Washington and back to the American people. Under his leadership, Congress passed welfare reform, the first balanced budget in a generation, and the first tax cut in sixteen years. In addition, the Congress restored funding to strengthen defense and intelligence capabilities, an action later lauded by the bipartisan 9/11 Commission. Today, Newt Gingrich and his wife are documentary filmmakers. He is also a highly sought-after public speaker, Fox News contributor, White House advisor and best-selling author of 34 books, both fiction and nonfiction. His latest novel, Treason, is a thriller of Washington intrigue and international terrorism.