Lawrence W. (“Larry”) Reed became president of FEE in 2008 after serving as chairman of its board of trustees in the 1990s, and both writing and speaking for FEE since the late 1970s. Prior to becoming FEE’s president, he served for 20 years as president of the Mackinac Center for Public Policy in Midland, Michigan. A champion for liberty, Reed has authored over 1,000 newspaper columns and articles, and dozens of articles in magazines and journals, both in the United States and abroad. His interests in political and economic affairs have taken him as a freelance journalist to 81 countries on six continents. He is a native of Pennsylvania and a 30-year resident of Michigan, and he now resides in Newnan, Georgia.