A letter from ARI’s new president and CEO
As of June 1, 2018, I am assuming the role of the Ayn Rand Institute’s president and CEO, taking over from my friend and colleague Jim Brown.
Over the past few months, I’ve been working closely with Jim, a leader who has achieved a tremendous amount of progress in his tenure as ARI’s CEO. My goal is to build on the solid foundation Jim has established and to continue to increase ARI’s output and impact.
I am honored and excited to lead the organization that bears the name of the woman who discovered and integrated philosophical ideas that have the power to change the trajectory of human history. Objectivism is the only integrated, non-contradictory philosophical system ever devised and I am optimistic that with reality validating it in every passing moment, its integrity and consistency will prevail over the ongoing trends of intellectual misintegration and disintegration.
My focus will be to lead ARI into the future, leveraging cutting-edge methodology and technology, making existing content easily accessible and new content relevant, compelling and engaging. I want to attract large numbers of individuals seeking truth and a rational philosophy to guide their lives. My goal is to make it easy for them to dive into the intellectual wealth of Objectivism.
In the introduction to the twenty-fifth anniversary edition of The Fountainhead, Rand writes: “Yet a few hold on and move on, knowing that that fire is not to be betrayed, learning how to give it shape, purpose and reality. But whatever their future, at the dawn of their lives, men seek a noble vision of man’s nature and of life’s potential.”
Ayn Rand gave us a clear vision of life’s potential and I am looking forward to working hard and advancing ARI’s mission of spreading the ideas that make that type of life possible.
Later this month, we will host our biggest Objectivist summer conference ever. It will be held in Newport Beach, California, just seven miles from ARI’s headquarters. I encourage you to join me, and over five hundred other fans of Ayn Rand, at this incredible event. We will be hosting an Open House at ARI’s offices and exhibiting some treasures from the Ayn Rand Archives associated with The Fountainhead’s seventy-fifth anniversary. You don’t want to miss it.
I look forward to seeing you there.
President and CEO
Ayn Rand Institute