Marc Short is President of Freedom Partners. Previously, Marc served as chief of staff for the House Republican Conference, chaired by Congressman Mike Pence (R-IN) and for Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX). In his early career, Marc was the executive director of the Reagan Ranch, where he completed the initial multi-million dollar capital campaign to preserve the historic property and served as the executive director of Freedom Alliance from 1995-1998. He was also the director of the Virginia Finance Committee for the Oliver North for U.S. Senate campaign.
Marc graduated from Washington and Lee University in 1992. In 2004, he received his master’s degree from the Darden Graduate School of Business Administration at the University of Virginia. He lives in Arlington with his wife and their three children.
Dr. Richard Fink is an executive vice president and member of the board of directors of Koch Industries, Inc. Additionally, Rich is chairman of the board and chief executive officer of Koch Companies Public Sector, LLC, which provides legal, government, philanthropy, and community relations services to Koch companies. Rich also serves as the president of the Charles G. Koch Foundation, and a director of the Fred C. and Mary R. Koch Foundation. Rich earned his PhD from New York University and M.A. from UCLA. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa, magna cum laude with a bachelor’s in economics from Rutgers University.
Wayne Gable is a business owner, economist, and management professional with more than 20 years of executive level management, economic policy analysis, legislative advocacy and nonprofit operations.
Wayne previously served as a managing director of international government affairs at Koch Industries, Inc., where he conducted country risk analysis and intergovernmental relations for Koch Industries’ business development department. Today Wayne owns and operates several franchises of America’s Swimming Pool Company, the nation’s largest swimming pool maintenance and repair company.
In his early career, Wayne managed multiple DC-based non-profits, serving as the CEO of the Tax Foundation through 1991 and later as board chairman. Wayne graduated with a bachelor’s in economics from Auburn University and received his Ph.D. in economics from George Mason University in 1987.
Kevin Gentry is vice president at Koch Companies Public Sector, LLC. Since 2000, Kevin has served as a vice chairman of the Republican Party of Virginia. Kevin and his wife are active members of The Falls Church (Anglican), where Kevin is chairman of the stewardship committee. He and his wife are graduates of the College of William and Mary. They live in Virginia with their two children.
Nestor Weigand, Jr. joined the firm of J.P. Weigand & Sons, Inc. in 1961 and has been deeply involved in the company ever since. He served as president from 1983 through 2001 and is now the chairman of the board & CEO. Nestor brings 53 years of real estate experience in residential, commercial, industrial, investment and counseling. Since 1978, he has served as a director of the National Association of REALTORS®.
Nestor was past chairman of the Board of the Institute of Logopedics (renamed Heartspring), and has also served on the boards of the Kansas Health Foundation, Kansas Highway Commission, Wichita Area Chamber of Commerce, and Wichita Symphony Society.
Presently, he is chairman of the board of Wesley Medical Center and a member of the Board of Directors of Regal Entertainment, headquartered in Knoxville, TN. Nestor graduated from St. Thomas Academy in St. Paul, Minnesota in 1956 and he received his BBA in Finance from the University of Notre Dame in 1960.