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Speaker Bios: 

 Ryan Patrick Hanley 

 
Ryan Hanley Prof. Hanley received his B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania, his M.Phil. from Cambridge University, and his Ph.D. from the Committee on Social Thought at the University of Chicago. Prior to coming to Marquette he was a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow at Yale University's Whitney Humanities Center.

His research in the history of political philosophy focuses on the Enlightenment. He is the author of Love's Enlightenment: Rethinking Charity in Modernity (Cambridge University Press, 2016), and Adam Smith and the Character of Virtue (Cambridge University Press, 2009), and his edited volumes include Adam Smith: His Life, Thought and Legacy(Princeton University Press, 2016), the Penguin Classics edition of Adam Smith's Theory of Moral Sentiments (Penguin, 2010), and with Darrin M. McMahon, The Enlightenment: Critical Concepts in History, 5 vols. (Routledge, 2010). His articles have appeared or are forthcoming in American Political Science Review, American Journal of Political Science, Journal of Politics, Political Theory, European Journal of Political Theory, Review of Politics, Social Philosophy & Policy, History of Political Thought, Journal of the History of Philosophy, Revue internationale de philosophie, and Archiv für Geschichte der Philosophie. He is also the recipient of Fellowships from the Mellon Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Arête Initiative, and past president of the International Adam Smith Society. He is currently completing two projects: a monograph on the political philosophy of Fénelon, and a volume of translations of Fénelon’s moral and political writings.

Staff & Guest Bios: 

Douglas Den Uyl  
Image result Douglas Den Uyl is the vice president for educational programs at the Liberty Fund. 
 
Den Uyl earned his B.A. from Kalamazoo College, his MA from the University of Chicago, and his PH.D. from Marquette University. Den Uyl's areas of scholarly interest include the history of ideas, moral and political theory, and has published essays or books on Spinoza, Smith, Shaftesbury, Mandeville and others. He taught Philosophy and was Department Chair and Full Professor at Bellarmine College (now Bellarmine University) before coming to Liberty Fund. 
 
Dr. Den Uyl has contributed articles to journals such as Journal of the History of Philosophy, Social Philosophy and Policy, and Journal of Applied Philosophy. Den Uyl is the author of The Virtue of Prudence (1991), The Fountainhead: An American Novel (1999), and God, Man, & Well-Being: Spinoza's Modern Humanism (2008). Den Uyl coauthored (with Douglas B. Rasmussen) several books: Liberty and Nature: An Aristotelian Defense of Liberal Order (1991); Liberalism Defended: The Challenge of Post-Modernity (1997); and Norms of Liberty: A Perfectionist Basis for Non-Perfectionist Politics (2005). He also co-edited (with Rasmussen) The Philosophic Thought of Ayn Rand (1984). A collection of scholarly essays about Rasmussen and Den Uyl's Norms of Liberty, Reading Rasmussen and Den Uyl: Critical Essays on "Norms of Liberty", edited by Aeon J. Skoble, was published in 2008.
Alison Mangiero  
Alison Mangiero is the senior director for the Manhattan Institute’s Adam Smith Society. Since its inception she has grown the Society from one student group at Harvard to over 30 chapters and 8,000 members. She is also Director of the College of the Holy Cross's New York City Program, which allows students to spend a semester in New York combining experiential learning with an academic seminar and capstone project. She teaches courses on Leadership Studies and Public Policy for the group. Alison was previously an instructor of political science at Holy Cross, and managed the Manhattan Institute’s higher education reform efforts as director of its Center for the American University. Ms. Mangiero earned a B.A. from the University of Richmond, and an M.A. in political science from Boston College, where she is currently a Ph.D. candidate. She serves on the Executive Board of Advisors for the University of Richmond's Jepson School of Leadership Studies.
Alissa Yi  
Alissa Yi is the Deputy Director for the Adam Smith Society. The driving force behind all of Smith Soc’s national events and conferences, she oversees the resources for our national office, as well as campus and professional chapters. Prior to joining Smith Soc and the Manhattan Institute, Alissa acquired development experience working for ROADS Charter High Schools. She joined MI in 2013 as a Smith Soc Program Officer. Beyond Smith Soc, she also manages the Manhattan Institute’s campus outreach initiative. Alissa graduated from Boston University in 2012 with a bachelor of arts in psychology. Originally from Westchester, Alissa currently calls New York City home.

Attendee Bios: 

Elizabeth Arnason  
Aranson Elizabeth Arnason is a recent graduate of Duke University with an MBA from the Fuqua School of Business and a Master of Environmental Management from the Nicholas School of the Environment. Prior to business school Liz worked on Wall Street in Foreign Exchange Operations at Goldman Sachs and as a senior consultant at First Derivatives - a boutique financial services consulting firm. She graduated from New York University with a B.A. in Economics. While at Duke Liz co-chaired the largest student run conference at the university - the Duke Energy Conference and lead an Adam Smith panel on the 2018 tax reform. During her summers at graduate school Liz interned at Morgan Stanley in their Natural Resources investment banking group and at Dow Chemical in their automotive group. Upon graduation Liz will join Morgan Stanley full time as an investment banking associate in Houston, TX. Liz is a recent transplant to Houston where she lives with her husband and dog.
Quinn Connelly  
Quinn Quinn Connelly is a recent MBA graduate from Vanderbilt University. Previously, he worked in Congress on energy, environmental, and economic policy. This past summer he worked at Duke Energy, and he is interested in the utility sector. Quinn grew up in Ohio, and attended the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. In his free time, he enjoys writing articles for RealClearMarkets.com.
Christopher Farran  
Chris Farran is graduating MBA at Columbia Business School. Prior to school, he spent four years as a U.S. Army officer. He deployed once to Afghanistan, where he led a logistics platoon in support of an Apache helicopter battalion. He has a BA from Michigan State University and an MPA from the University of Georgia. Chris will be joining TIAA as a Corporate Strategy Associate after graduation.
Fred Gehrig  
Fred Gehrig is a graduating MBA candidate at Vanderbilt's Owen School of Management. Fred has extensive experience in project management, specifically involving IT infrastructure and web development, and health care regulations.

Prior to attending business school, Fred worked for several years in various fields including, health care management and information systems development; business continuity and disaster recovery with a focus in information security and risk; and delivery of business improvement systems and applications.

Upon graduation from Owen, Fred will be going into management consulting with KPMG.
Peter Grace  
Peter Grace is a graduating MBA candidate and Co-President of the Adam Smith Society at UCLA Anderson. Prior to business school, he spent six years in the Washington, DC and Boston offices of Spencer Stuart, where he recruited CEOs for private equity backed companies that required a change in leadership after being acquired. Peter joined Spencer Stuart after earning his A.B. in Philosophy, magna cum laude, from Georgetown University. While at Georgetown, he worked at the American Enterprise Institute for the late Michael Novak, a leading writer on the interaction between morality, politics, religion, and economy. Upon graduation, Peter will join the investment bank Harris Williams & Co. at their headquarters in Richmond, Virginia.
John Grace  
John Grace is a graduating MBA candidate from UCLA Anderson. Prior to business school, he served as a submarine officer for five years before deciding to transition out of the Navy to work in the financial markets.
At UCLA Anderson, he focused his studies on finance and economics, including some econometrics classes to view markets from a data-driven perspective.
After graduation, John is planning to work as a data analyst in the financial markets.
Michael Hue  
Michael recently completed his MBA at the University of Michigan’s Stephen M. Ross School of Business and will be joining Republic Services as a GM trainee this summer. In addition to his MBA, Michael holds a Bachelor of Science in Operations Management from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.

Michael’s prior work experience includes internships with both Goldman Sachs and USAA, as well as over 9 years in the United States Air Force. While in the Air Force Michael served as an instructor pilot, flying over 2,700 hours in 6 different aircraft. Prior to school, Michael worked in both Technical Sales and Project Management for GE Oil & Gas, where he supported both the Offshore Drilling and Downstream Technologies divisions.

In his free time, Michael enjoys spending time with friends and family, eating Texas barbecue, and enjoying the outdoors.
Andrew McClure  
McClure Andrew is passionate about making the world safe for the information economy.  He is focused on investing in entrepreneurs building next-generation cybersecurity companies.  Prior to ForgePoint, he was a leader in cybersecurity and intelligence operations, serving as Marine Corps officer in Afghanistan, the Middle East, East Africa, and Australia.  He is currently board observer at Prevoty, BehavioSec, and CyberCube Analytics.  He graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy with a degree in astrophysics, and holds graduate degrees from Harvard Kennedy School and MIT Sloan School of Management.  He was SmithSoc chapter leader at MIT Sloan from 2015-2017.
Chris Morales  
Chris grew up in New York and graduated in 2007 from the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD with a Bachelor of Science in International Relations and Security Studies. After graduation, he completed flight training in Pensacola, FL and was designated a Naval Flight Officer. He then served as an F/A-18 Super Hornet Weapons Systems Officer with The Fighting Blacklions of Strike Fighter Squadron 213, based in Virginia Beach, VA. While attached to The Blacklions, he flew combat operations in support of Operations New Dawn and Enduring Freedom. During his last two years in the Navy, Chris was assigned as a flight instructor teaching aircrew the techniques, tactics and procedures of the F/A-18 Super Hornet. He is enrolled in the University of Pennsylvania’s Francis J. & William Polk Carey JD/MBA Program and serves on the board of the Latin American Law Students’ Association, Federalist Society, and the Veteran’s Law Project. After Graduation, Chris will join Goldman Sachs' San Francisco Office as an associate in the Investment Banking Division.
Noah Naples  
Noah Naples grew up in Greenwich Village in Manhattan.  At young age he always had an interests in mechanical systems and New York City infrastructure.  This led him to pursue a degree in mechanical engineering and further advance to a masters of science in mechanical and aerospace engineering.   Noah started his career after graduate at the FDNY (fire department of New York) headquarters as a mechanical engineer.  Currently, he works at The Port Authority of NY & NJ as a design engineer.  Project vary in nature from crane and hoist designs, to substations ventilation designs.  Having minored in Mathematics and Business Administration Noah has always had an interest in the business sector.  Noah is finishing up his MBA at NYU Stern this Spring and will graduate with specializations in Finance and Leadership Change Management.
Madhuri Raju  
Madhuri is a seasoned professional with extensive experience in business strategy development and execution, program leadership, financial analysis and risk management in manufacturing sector. She brings an equally string suite of educational achievements including master’s degrees in Computer Eng., Environmental Chemistry, Finance and Corporate Strategy (packaged in two MS and an MBA). Additionally, she is PMP certified and has a green belt certification.

Madhuri has a patent to her credit and 5 technical publications and is involved with research work in sub tier supplier transparency. She has been invited as a panelist in various conferences and currently leads a cross industry supply chain council with members spanning academic institutions (MIT, Ross School of Business, SDSU) to Fortune 10 companies representing 10 sectors.

Madhuri has facilitated game theory sessions for decision making at GM and is currently working on reducing operational risks in Purchasing and Supply Chain areas of business in General Motors.
Jake Schneiders  
Jake Schneiders is currently a second year at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. After graduating with a Mechanical Engineering degree from Johns Hopkins University, Jake moved up to New York City to work in the New York Stock Exchange’s Technology Division. While there, Jake managed all US Cash Equities and Equity Derivatives real time and historical market data products. After several years at the NYSE, Jake decided it was time to move back west closer to family, and took a role in software sales for PitchBook Data, a PE, VC, and M&A market data platform based in Seattle, WA. After speaking to several clients of PitchBook and getting to know the private capital markets well, Jake developed a desire to join the buy-side and decided the best way to get there was through business school to round out his engineering background and product management/sales experience. Growing up in Denver, Jake loves spending time in the mountains and is an avid skier. He played tennis in college, but is focusing more on golf now, like everyone else in business school. After graduating from Fuqua, Jake will be heading back to Denver to work in Private Equity.
Katherine Shinkareva  
Katherine is a fixed income investment analyst at Genworth Financial. She is passionate about the consumer sector and enjoys debating which industries are Amazon-proof.

Katherine was an MBA student at NYU Stern. Prior to business school, she was a credit analyst at Moody’s, focusing on the infrastructure and project finance sectors. She began her career as a student loan investment banker. She deeply loves planes, trains and automobiles.
Jayson Weingarten  
Jayson Weingarten is a 2018 MBA graduate of the Wharton School. Born and bred in the SoCal sun, Jayson attended the University of Pennsylvania for his undergraduate work where he received a Bachelors in Economics and Consumer Psychology. His studies of choice, data based decision making, and optimal efficiencies led to working in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. In addition to recruiting, evaluating, selecting, and matriculating students for undergraduate admission, he led the office’s digital marketing efforts. Simultaneous to his successful overhaul of the school’s digital strategy, he pursued a Masters degree, concentrating in Higher Education. While education remains a key passion and motivator for Jayson, he has moved out of a career in academia and will be starting as a management consultant in the Fall in order to have a greater impact on a larger number of people. Jayson has been published in the New York Times, is a member of the Philadelphia Film Society, and hosts a top rated weekly bar trivia competition.
Nick Yerin  
Nick Yerin is a graduating MBA candidate at MIT Sloan. Prior to joining business school, Nick spent time at Excelian and as the CFO of Agrokultura, where he led multiple teams across several  locations in the Ukraine. Previously, Nick worked at Ernst & Yong in the Ukraine.

 

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