Founder and Board of Directors

Robert P. George – Founder

Dr. George is the Chair of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF). He is also a McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence at Princeton University. One of America’s foremost scholars in the fields of constitutional law, ethics, and political philosophy, he has won numerous awards for his academic and civic work, including the Presidential Citizens Medal. He has served on the President’s Council on Bioethics and as a presidential appointee to the United States Commission on Civil Rights.

He is a former Judicial Fellow at the Supreme Court of the United States, where he received the Justice Tom C. Clark Award. He is the author or editor of many books, including Making Men Moral: Civil Liberties and Public Morality and The Clash of Orthodoxies: Law, Morality, and Religion in Crisis, and co-author of Embryo: A Defense of Human Life.

(Note: Views expressed by the American Principles Project and/or on this website are not necessarily those of Professor George.)

Board Members

Sean Fieler – Chairman of the Board

Sean Fieler is President of Equinox Partners, L.P. and the Kuroto Fund, L.P.  Over the past two decades, Sean Fieler and his partners have assembled a research team capable of analyzing businesses around the world, a capability that has enabled Equinox Partners and the Kuroto Fund to consistently purchase superior businesses at substantial discounts to their intrinsic value.

Mr. Fieler serves as Chairman of the American Principles Project and the Chiaroscuro Foundation. He serves as a board member of the Witherspoon Institute, the Manhattan Institute, the Dominican Foundation, the Committee for Monetary and Research & Education, the Acton Institute and the Susan B. Anthony List.

A graduate of Williams College with a degree in political economy, Mr. Fieler speaks and publishes on the topic of monetary reform. He has spoken on monetary policy at the annual Grant’s Conference, the Atlas Liberty Forum and has written for The Wall Street Journal and The Weekly Standard.

Mr. Fieler lives in Princeton, New Jersey, with his wife, son and three daughters.

Ellen Barrosse

Ellen Barrosse is the founder and owner of the Synchrogenix Group, a global pharmaceutical services company. She has developed a large grassroots conservative organization in her home state, and she represents Delaware as Committeewoman on the Republican National Committee. She serves as Secretary of the Board of APP.

Francis P. Cannon

Francis Cannon is the President of American Principles Project and co-author of the report “Building a Winning GOP Coalition: The Lessons of 2012″.

For over 30 years, Mr. Cannon has worked in the public policy arena. Past and current clients include the trafficking office of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (for which his firm was awarded the Silver Anvil by the Public Relations Society of America and the Silver SABRE by PRWeek), the Knights of Columbus, American Principles in Action, the National Organization for Marriage, and the Susan B. Anthony List, as well as several national campaigns, members of Congress, major grassroots organizations, and non-profit organizations. Mr. Cannon is a graduate of Dartmouth College.

Myers Mermel

Mr. Mermel graduated from the University of Vermont with a BA in English and Political Science, and holds an MA in American History from Columbia University. He is in the process of obtaining his MDiv from Yale Divinity School. He is a Trustee of the New York Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church. He has also been very active in Republican politics in New York State.