Board of Directors
The Bill of Rights Institute is thankful for the support of its Board of Directors.
Ryan Stowers is the director of higher education programs at the Charles G. Koch Charitable Foundation. He works with individuals and universities to advance education and scientific research that increases our understanding of the relationship between free societies and societal progress. Before joining the Foundation, Ryan was program manager of the National Research Initiative at the American Enterprise Institute. Ryan earned a bachelor’s degree in liberal arts and a master’s degree in political science from Utah State University.
Rob Testwuide serves as the lead financial strategist for The GMMTB&R Team and advises clients on asset management for Merrill Lynch. He is a Certified Financial Planner™ (CFP®) certificant, a designation awarded to individuals by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. Rob graduated from James Madison University in 1988 with a Bachelor’s degree in Finance and served as a member of the JMU Board of Visitors. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Institute for Energy Research as well. Rob and his wife, Jo Ellen, live in Vienna, Virginia, with their sons, William and Jacob.
Professor Todd Zywicki is the Foundation Professor of Law at George Mason University, teaching in the areas of bankruptcy and contracts. He received his J.D. from the University of Virginia (1993), where he was executive editor of the Virginia Tax Review and John M. Olin Scholar in Law and Economics. Professor Zywicki received an M.A. in economics from Clemson University (1990) and an A.B. with high honors from Dartmouth College (1988). Professor Zywicki is the author of more than 30 articles in leading law reviews and economics journals, has testified before Congress on bankruptcy reform issues, and is a frequent commentator in the print and broadcast media.