Alumni Spotlight

FEE alumni have accomplished so much to promote self-empowerment, individual freedom and innovation around the world. Check out these featured alumni.




Matt Kibbe was recently awarded the Leonard E. Read Distinguished Alumni Award (LERA) at FEEcon. LERA is the highest honor given to a FEE alumnus or alumna who has demonstrated exceptional dedication to the cause of liberty. Congrats!

Matt is the President and Chief Community Organizer at Free the People, an educational organization turning the next generation on to the values of liberty. He is also an Executive Producer at CRTV and the founder of FreedomWorks.

Matt Kibbe

Matt Kibbe

Matt is also the author of the NY Times bestseller Don’t Hurt People and Don’t Take Their Stuff: A Libertarian Manifesto, as well as a frequent guest on FOX News, HBO's Real Time with Bill Maher, and CNN.

He attended FEE Seminars in 1984 and 1988. Check out his testimonial below.

When he's not spreading the ideas of freedom, he lives in DC with his wife, Terry, and their 3 liberty-minded cats, Roark, Ragnar and Iko.


Previous rockstars include Savannah Lindquist, Maddie Lindeman,
Odunola and Daniel Oladejo, Faith Coyne, and Joshua Sanders.




Caleb Brown

“The real 'aha' moment for me was really attending a FEE seminar. I think there are a lot of people who were like me in high school that is being bored to death by rote memorization and not really engaging with ideas in a substantive way. I think that's where FEE performs its best function which is to inspire young people to engage with so much challenging, powerful, compelling thinking. ”

Caleb Brown, Director of Multimedia at the Cato Institute

Bob Ewing

“FEE has had a tremendous impact on my life and on where I am today. I wouldn't have gotten my foot in the door at the Institute for Justice if it wasn't for having FEE on my resume and after eight years of working at IJ I was able to join the Mercatus Center. FEE taught me that regardless of how people treat me, I have the freedom to choose how I treat them. ”

Bob Ewing, Director of Communications Training and Strategy at the Mercatus Center


“During seminars, you could see kids in the breakout sessions working through ideas and really becoming alive talking to one another. They can take this information that they've learned at FEE and the thoughts that they've worked through in the seminars and use them in their everyday lives to inspire others.”

Amanda Grimmett, Community Manager at Convene Conference Centers

Clark Ruper

“I've seen a lot of students come back from FEE seminars with a much broader and at the same time deeper understanding of liberty.”

Clark Ruper, Director of Business and Talent Development at Conscious Capitalism Inc.




Alex Chafuen, Atlas Economic Research Foundation president

Edwin Feulner, Founder and Former Heritage Foundation president

Venkatesh Geriti, Award-winning Social Entrepreneur

Jack Kemp, former Vice Presidential candidate

Charles Koch, Koch Industries chairman and CEO

Rep. Ron Paul, Author, Physician, and Former Politician

Roger Ream, The Fund for American Studies president

Fr. Robert Sirico, Acton Institute founder

Dick Stephenson, Cancer Treatment Centers of America founder and chairman

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