Team

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MICHAEL C. CARNUCCIO

​Michael C. Carnuccio serves in the capacity of President and CEO of the Liberty Foundation and serves as President of the Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs. Previously, Michael served as senior advisor for Oklahomans for Responsible Government, director of public affairs for the Oklahoma House of Representatives, and director of public affairs for Saxum Strategic Communications (now Saxum PR). He also was an Adjunct Faculty lecturing in courses on American Government with the Department of Political Science at Oklahoma State University.

His work has been published in the Korean Journal of Public Policy, The Oklahoman, and the Tulsa World. His weekly column “Free Market Friday” is published by the Journal Record and syndicated in 27 markets. Michael is a member of Club 29 Rotary, the Downtown Club of Oklahoma City, the Heritage Foundation’s Young President’s Club and SALLT.

He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Liberty Foundation, Operation Homefront, OCPA Impact, The Fairness Center, and the Steering Committee at Roosevelt Leadership Academy. Michael received both his B.A. in Broadcast Journalism and his M.A. in Political Science from Oklahoma State University.

He lives in Yukon, OK with his wife, Kayla, and their sons, Joseph and Thomas.

michael@libertyfound.org

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MATT A. MAYER
Matt A. Mayer serves in the capacity of COO of the Liberty Foundation. He also serves as the President of Opportunity Ohio, a free market think tank in Ohio. He previously spent 6.5 years as a Visiting Fellow with The Heritage Foundation, where he researched, wrote, and spoke on national security and federalism issues. Mayer was a senior official at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) under the leadership of Secretaries Tom Ridge and Michael Chertoff. Mayer came to DHS from Colorado where he served Governor Bill Owens as the Deputy Director for the Department of Regulatory Agencies. 

Mayer is the author of The Founding Debate: Where Should the Power Over Our Lives Reside, Competitive Federalism: Leveraging the Constitution to Rebuild America, Taxpayers Don’t Stand a Chance: Why Battleground Ohio Loses No Matter Who Wins (and What to To About It), Homeland Security and Federalism: Protecting America from Outside the Beltway, which features a foreword by the Honorable Edwin Meese III, former U.S. Attorney General under President Ronald Reagan.

He has appeared as a guest commentator on C-SPAN, Fox News Channel, CPAC, National Journal, and other major media outlets. His articles and analysis have appeared in a variety of newspapers, law reviews, public policy journals, and online forums. He has presented expert testimony to Congress and several state legislatures.

Mayer graduated from the University of Dayton, with a double major in Philosophy and Psychology. The Dayton native received his law degree from The Ohio State University College of Law. He also served as a 2007 Lincoln Fellow with The Claremont Institute for the Study of Statesmanship and Political Philosophy and a 2006 American Marshall Memorial Fellow with the German Marshall Fund of the United States.

Mayer resides in Dublin, Ohio, with his wife and three children.

matt@libertyfound.org
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CASSANDRA HOWARD

​Cassandra Howard serves in the capacity of Director of Development at The Liberty Foundation and has a been with the organization since its launch. Before joining The Liberty Foundation, Howard worked at the Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs, Oklahoma's premier free market think tank. 

Howard earned a B.A. from the University of Oklahoma in communication and history. In 2013, she graduated from Atlas Economic Research Foundation's Atlas Leadership Academy.  

She lives in Moore, Oklahoma, and currently sits on the board of the VQ-3 Squadron Naval Officers' Spouses' Club.

cassandra@libertyfound.org

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TERESA YODER
Teresa Yoder serves in the capacity of Director of Operations at The Liberty Foundation and joined the organization in March of 2014.  Previously, Yoder worked at AdvancePierre Foods.  During her 19 years with APF, she held the positions of Financial Analyst, Customer Service Representative and Director of Customer Service.

She lives in Mustang, OK, with her husband, Walt, and enjoys spending time with her four grandsons.

teresa@libertyfound.org