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Yael HungerfordYael Hungerford
Executive Director

Yael Levin Hungerford is the executive director of the Adam Smith Society. With a background in political theory, she comes to the position with a keen interest in exploring the virtues of the free market and better understanding the challenges it faces today. She has several years of experience with non-profit educational programs and strategic philanthropic giving. In her most recent position at a private foundation, she oversaw a $2 million portfolio of grants.

She has a Ph.D. in political science from Boston College, and an A.B. in philosophy from the University of Chicago. She is the recipient of numerous academic fellowships, among them from the Bradley Foundation, the Earhart Foundation, and the Institute for Humane Studies. She lives with her husband and two kids a short train ride away from New York City.


Joe PicozziJoe Picozzi
Senior Program Officer

Joe Picozzi is a Senior Program Officer for the Adam Smith Society and serves as the Senior Advisor, Strategic Planning for the Manhattan Institute. He previously worked for House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy and the Republican National Committee. He graduated from Georgetown University in 2017 where he was a Baker Scholar. Joe was born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.


Sean PigeonSean-Michael Pigeon
Program Officer

Sean Pigeon is a program officer at the Adam Smith Society. He holds a Bachelors of Arts degree from Yale University, where he graduated with honors in both Political Science and History. Prior to joining the Adam Smith Society, he was the College Fix fellow at National Review. He lives in the greater New York City metro area.


Gregory J. Fitton
Marketing Communications Manager

Gregory J. Fitton is a marketing manager for the Adam Smith Society, where he helps create multimedia content and digital communications. Gregory is from the greater New York City area and graduated from Syracuse University.

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