Interim Executive Director
Yael Levin Hungerford is the interim 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.
Senior Program Officer
Kate Ferguson is a senior program officer at the Adam Smith Society. She holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at Austin where she studied Government. Prior to joining the Adam Smith Society Kate worked in the Texas State Legislature for both House and Senate members.
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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