Richard N. Lorenc

Public Speaker and Consultant in Atlanta

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Richard N. Lorenc is Chief Growth Officer of Iron Light, an award-winning strategic marketing firm specializing in helping purpose-driven brands change the world. Lorenc leads business development, business development team and process building, and participates in product and services development.

Lorenc has spent his career growing purpose-driven organizations, including nine years transforming the 75-year-old Foundation for Economic Education ( into an award-winning multimedia powerhouse reaching hundreds of millions annually. Lorenc’s strategic advocacy work spans school choice with the Illinois Policy Institute, cognitive health care as a member of the board of the MapHabit Action Fund, and civil rights. He is a member of the Mont Pelerin Society and lives in Atlanta with his husband Colin Caldarera.

From 2013-2021 Lorenc served at the Foundation for Economic Education (FEE), most recently as executive vice president. Under his leadership, FEE reached thousands of students in person and hundreds of millions online annually.

Lorenc is involved in a number of civic, educational, and professional development organizations. He is the chairman of the board of directors of America’s Future, the nation's premier network of liberty-minded young professionals. Lorenc is the board treasurer for MapHabit Action Fund, Inc., which assists in the provision of technology and equipment to individuals suffering from cognitive impairment and the organizations that support them. From 2018-2020 he served as the chairman of the board of directors of the Coalition to Reduce Spending, Inc., an advocacy group established to place meaningful controls on federal spending. He joined The Mont Pelerin Society in 2018, and was a member of the Spring 2019 cohort of the AEI Leadership Network. In 2019, Lorenc won a Buckley Award from America's Future for "his creative and innovative efforts to educate the next generation on free-market values and policy solutions." Beginning in April 2020, Lorenc became a member of the Georgia Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.

A dual American-Polish citizen, Lorenc serves on the advisory board of the Freedom and Entrepreneurship Foundation (Fundacja Wolności i Przedsiębiorczości), which promotes and educates on the free market in Polish society.

  • Work
    • Iron Light
  • Education
    • Emory University