Meet The Team
Adam Selig has a unique combination of financial, communication and social media technology experience and he has brought that together to help propel Engage America and the issues it represents into the consciousness of American population. In addition to Engage America, Adam is the Managing Partner and Chief Operating Officer of Lumentus, LLC. Lumentus is technology-enabled strategic communications firm that helps clients manage brand reputation issues across media platforms. With his partner Larry Moskowitz, Lumentus has quickly become a leading solution provider to distinguished organizations with complex communication challenges.
Prior to Lumentus, Adam was the Chief Executive Officer of Visible Technologies. There he led the team that developed the industry's leading platform for social media monitoring and engagement, TruCast. As CEO, Adam built the company’s sales channel from scratch, raised capital from financial and strategic partners, and built a best-in-class technology platform. Under Adam's leadership, Visible Technologies was awarded the Gartner Cool Technology award, was recognized by Forrester and CRM magazine as a leader in social media CRM integration, and was acknowledged by Inc. Magazine as the 170th fastest growing company in America. The rapid growth of Visible Technologies was driven in by business relationships with many of the Fortune 500, including Dell, Microsoft, General Motors, Campbell's Soup and Xerox.
Prior to Visible, Adam was President and CEO of Broadstreet, a corporate and marketing communications firm. There he was responsible for building an array of new product offerings, opening offices, and making strategic acquisitions that built Broadstreet from a local shop into an international brand. Adam has been responsible for expanding and managing business for clients, including General Electric, Credit Suisse First Boston, and Time Warner. During his tenure at Broadstreet, he stewarded the company's 600% growth. He was also responsible for the sale of Broadstreet to the London based communication conglomerate, Incepta, plc (later merged with Huntsworth, plc) and converting a private company into a division of a public entity.
Adam also worked as a CPA at Ernst & Young, LLP. He has a BS in Accounting from Binghamton University and an MBA in Business Administration from Columbia University and the London Business School in a joint international program.
Charles C. Johnson
Charles C. Johnson dual majored in economics and government at Claremont McKenna College. He is a native of Boston, but now lives in Los Angeles.
He is the founding editor of the award-winning news site, The Claremont Conservative, a daily blog devoted to Claremont Colleges’ news from a conservative/libertarian perspective.
He served as editor of the award-winning independent monthly, The Claremont Independent, where he broke stories about the Arabic department head’s ties to Hezbollah and compulsory racial sensitivity retreats for resident advisors. His coverage of two pro-life students being banned from campus for asking a question resulted in a complete overturning of their sentence and an administrative apology, just seven days later.
He has spoken on using technology to defend freedom at the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education’s annual event. He has worked as a research assistant to Alan M. Dershowitz and for the Kauffman Foundation, America’s largest foundation dedicated to economic research and entrepreneurship. He has served as an opposition researcher for the Pollak for Congress campaign, among others.
He has served as a research assistant to Charles Kesler, editor of the Claremont Review of Books.
He served as a Claremont Review of Books Fellow at the Claremont Review of Books and as a research fellow at the Henry R. Salvatori Center for the Study of Individual Freedom in the Modern World at Claremont McKenna. He is currently writing a book about Calvin Coolidge. He has won both the Robert F. Bartley and the Eric Breindel Collegiate Fellowship at the Wall Street Journal.
He was selected for a prestigious Honors Fellowship with the Institute for Intercollegiate Studies and his journalistic work has been recognized by the Cato Institute. He is the winner of the award for government, the Harrison Fellowship.
His work has been published in The Wall Street Journal, The American Spectator, Real Clear Politics, The Claremont Review of Books, City Journal, National Review Online, The American, The Weekly Standard, Big Hollywood, Big Government, The Pope Center for Higher Education, American Thinker, and The New York Sun.
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Charles W. Kadlec
Charles W. Kadlec is a columnist for Forbes.com, a member of the Economic Advisory Board of the American Principles Project, an initiative founded in 2009 by Professor Robert George of Princeton University, and an Advisor to TheGoldStandardNow.org. In addition, Mr. Kadlec serves as a juror for the Bastiat Prize for Journalism, and is the founder of a Community of Liberty, whose mission is to inculcate the habits and virtues of living in liberty. He is pleased to partner with Engage America as we reach out to the American public on various issues we support.
Mr. Kadlec brings to these various roles an extensive background in the investment management business and economic research. From 1985 to 2010, he fulfilled a wide range of responsibilities at J. & W. Seligman & Co., Incorporated, a prestigious New York based investment manager. He joined the firm as an Industry Strategist in the equity research department, and was named Director of Equity Research in 1987. In 1992, he became a Managing Director/Senior Portfolio Manager, and was elected President of Seligman’s joint venture with The Chuo Trust Banking Co. Ltd of Tokyo, which managed the Japanese companies dollar-based equity portfolio. In 1995, he became the Chief Investment Strategist of Seligman Advisors, the firm’s subsidiary for the distribution of the Seligman Group of mutual funds. In this role, he wrote extensively on the economy and financial markets including articles published in The Wall Street Journal and New York Times, supported the firm’s marketing efforts as a keynote speaker and participated as a delegate to the World Economic Forum in Davos. His book, Dow 100,000: Fact or Fiction, was published in 1999.
In 2001, Mr. Kadlec assumed additional line responsibilities for High Net Worth Marketing. On July 1, 2004 he was elected Executive Vice-President and Director of Seligman Advisors, Director of J. & W. Seligman, and a member of the Seligman’s Management Committee and on January 1, 2005 President of Seligman Advisors.
In conjunction with the sale of Seligman to Ameriprise in 2008, Mr. Kadlec was named Vice President, Product Development of that Corporation’s subsidiary, RiverSource Investments, a position he held until May 2010.
Prior to joining Seligman, Mr. Kadlec was the Director of Research for A. B. Laffer Associates, a Partner of H.C. Wainwright & Co., Economics, and an International Banking Officer of Crocker National Bank. From 1972 to 1976, he was a Correspondent and Contributing Editor of Business Week magazine, and covered major stories in finance and economics including the collapse of the international monetary system.
Chuck received his MBA with honors from the University of Chicago, and his B/A in Political Science/Chemistry from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. He lives with his wife in Southern California.Twitter
New York commentator Deroy Murdock is a nationally syndicated columnist with the Scripps Howard News Service and a Senior Fellow with the Atlas Economic Research Foundation, a supporter of about 400 free-market think tanks in some 80 countries world-wide.
Mr. Murdock’s column — “This Opinion Just In…” — reaches approximately 400 newspapers across America each week, including the New York Post, The Washington Times, the Boston Herald, and The San Francisco Examiner. He is a frequent guest on CNBC, CNN, C-Span, Fox News Channel, MSNBC, and other TV and radio outlets. As a popular public speaker, he has lectured or debated at Boston College; the Cato Institute, the Council on Foreign Relations; Harvard Medical School, the Heritage Foundation; the National Academy of Sciences; Dartmouth, Stanford, and Tulane universities; and various fora, from Bogota to Buenos Aires to Budapest.
He is a native of Los Angeles, a graduate of Georgetown University, and a resident of New York City, where he earned an MBA from New York University. His MBA program included a semester at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.
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Kyle is Founder and CEO of Education Action Group Foundation, a non-partisan non-profit organization with the goal of promoting sensible education reform and exposing those with a vested interest in maintaining the status quo.
He currently appears in a weekly “Fox & Friends” segment called “The Trouble with Schools” on the Fox News Channel.
His second documentary film is “A Tale of Two Missions,” featuring Juan Williams. His first book, “Indoctrination: How ‘Useful Idiots’ Are Using Our Schools to Subvert American Exceptionalism,” can be purchased here.
He has made other appearances on Fox Business Network, NPR and MSNBC. Kyle has given scores of interviews on talk radio programs coast to coast. His work has been cited by the Drudge Report, Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity and Glenn Beck.
He graduated from Michigan State University in 2001.
While Kyle likes talking politics, he especially likes to talk about his family, as well as his favorite music. Bob Dylan, Neil Young and Johnny Cash are at the top of the list. He has attended 22 Bob Dylan shows.
Lynnette Khalfani-Cox, The Money Coach
Lynnette Khalfani-Cox, The Money Coach®, is a personal finance expert, television and radio personality, and the author of numerous books, including the New York Times bestseller Zero Debt: The Ultimate Guide to Financial Freedom and her latest book, Perfect Credit: 7 Steps To A Great Credit Rating. Lynnette once had $100,000 in credit card debt, before paying it all off in three years and turning her financial life around. Since then, she has appeared on such national TV programs as The Oprah Winfrey Show, Dr. Phil, The Early Show, Anderson Cooper 360 and The Today Show sharing her success story and teaching millions about proper money management and how to get out of debt.
Lynnette, an award-winning financial news journalist and former Wall Street Journal reporter for CNBC, has also been featured in top newspapers including the Washington Post, USA Today, and the New York Times, as well as magazines ranging from Essence and Redbook to Black Enterprise and Smart Money. She can frequently be seen as a guest commentator on CNN, MSNBC and FOX Business Network.
She is also the cofounder of AsktheMoneyCoach.com, a free financial planning blog.Twitter
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