Richard N. Lorenc

nonprofit executive, Public Speaker, and Consultant in Atlanta

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Richard N. Lorenc is the Executive Vice President of the Foundation for Economic Education, Inc. (FEE) whose vision is to make the ideas of liberty familiar, credible, and compelling to the rising generation. Lorenc serves as chief of staff, manages corporate finances, participates in fundraising, and directs partnerships. Under his leadership, FEE now reaches thousands of students in-person and millions online annually. Additionally, his emphasis for good design is evidenced by FEE’s corporate headquarters in Atlanta having won a prestigious Graphis Silver Award in 2018. From 2017-2020, Lorenc served as managing director of FEE's successful Youth Education & Audience Research (“YEAR”) project to develop and promote new content and distribution techniques for free-market ideas. The YEAR report is available here.

Lorenc is involved in a number of civic, educational, and professional development organizations and has served on many boards and advisory committees. He is the chairman of the board of directors of America’s Future Foundation (AFF), 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 age-related and the organizations that support them. Beginning in April 2020, Lorenc became a member of the Georgia Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.

Additionally, he joined The Mont Pelerin Society in 2018, and was a member of the Spring 2019 cohort of the AEI Leadership Network. Lorenc won a 2019 Buckley Award from America's Future Foundation for "his creative and innovative efforts to educate the next generation on free-market values and policy solutions."

Lorenc has traveled to over 30 countries and has been published in The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times, Washington Post, and others on topics from constitutional government to LGBT rights to design. He is a graduate of Emory University, where he played the double bass in the Emory University Symphony Orchestra for a record-breaking 16 seasons, and was selected among Emory University's 40 Under Forty for 2018. He lives in the beautiful Lake Claire neighborhood of Atlanta with his husband Colin Caldarera.

  • Work
    • Foundation for Economic Education
  • Education
    • Emory University