Mr. Goss is Managing Partner of Goss Practical Solutions, and is an expert on the federal budget and the federal budget process. He served as Director of Budget Review and the Deputy Staff Director for Paul Ryan’s Committee on the Budget. He is responsible for the analytical underpinnings of the Republican budgets and Ryan’s Roadmap for America’s Future. In 2010, Mr. Goss left the Committee and founded Goss Practical Solutions.
Prior to his service with the Budget Committee, he worked in the National Security Division at the President’s Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and was responsible for helping prepare the President’s defense budgets. Before joining OMB, he worked for a defense contractor and assisted the Pentagon and the Intelligence Community with strategic planning through war-gaming and simulation.
Mr. Goss has a Masters in Public Policy from Georgetown University and a B.A. from Rollins College. Mr. Goss lives in Sanibel, FL where he serves in local government.
Peter J. Wallison, a co-director of the American Enterprise Institute’s (AEI) program on financial policy studies, researches banking, insurance, and securities regulation. Mr. Wallison served as Co-Chair of the Financial Reform Task Force, and was a Member of the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission as well as the Shadow Financial Regulatory Committee.
Prior to serving as a member of Shadow Financial Regulatory Committee, he served as General Counsel of the U.S. Treasury Department, he had a significant role in the development of the Reagan administration’s proposals for the deregulation of the financial services industry. He also served as White House counsel to President Ronald Reagan and is the author of Ronald Reagan: The Power of Conviction and the Success of His Presidency (Westview Press, 2002).
Peter’s other books include Competitive Equity: A Better Way to Organize Mutual Funds (2007); Privatizing Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and the Federal Home Loan Banks (2004); The GAAP Gap: Corporate Disclosure in the Internet Age (2000); and Optional Federal Chartering and Regulation of Insurance Companies (2000). He also writes for AEI’s Financial Services Outlook series. His most recent book is Hidden in Plain Sight: What Caused the World’s Worst Financial Crisis and Why It Could Happen Again.
Peter has an LL.B from Harvard Law School and a B.A. from Harvard College.
Will Dunbar co-founded Core Capital Partners in 1999. Prior to Core, he was founder and CEO of Pebble Hill Capital, an early-stage, technology-focused investment company and was an early investor in webMethods, one of the most successful software IPOs in NASDAQ history.
Previously, he was a senior executive at Allied Capital, a family of publicly traded private equity funds, from 1987 to 1997 and served on the Investment Committee of each fund during that time. Will began his investment career at Venture America where he was involved in the early-stage funding of Discovery Communications and Digene, both of which became multibillion-dollar companies.
Will is a member of World Presidents Organization (WPO) and serves on numerous nonprofit boards, including Venture Philanthropy Partners, the Meyer Foundation, and the Madeira School.
Will holds an M.B.A from Harvard Business School and B.A from Davidson College.
Paul Atkins is chief executive of Patomak Global Partners, LLC. From July 2002 to August 2008, Mr. Atkins served as a Commissioner of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. During his two terms, he advocated better transparency and consistency in the SEC’s decision-making and enforcement activities and smarter regulation that considers costs and benefits.
He represented the SEC at various meetings of the U.S.–E.U. Transatlantic Economic Council, the President’s Working Group on Financial Markets, the World Economic Forum, and the Transatlantic Business Dialogue. From 2009 to 2010, he was appointed by Congress to serve as a member of the Congressional Oversight Panel for the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP).
From 1990 to 1994, he served on the staffs of SEC chairmen Richard C. Breeden and Arthur Levitt as chief of staff and counsellor, respectively. Mr. Atkins began his career as a lawyer with Davis Polk & Wardwell in New York, representing U.S. and foreign clients on a wide range of corporate finance, banking, and business combination transactions. He was resident for 2 1/2 years in his firm’s Paris office and was admitted as conseil juridique in France in 1988.
Besides English, he speaks German and French. From 2012 to 2015, Mr. Atkins served as an independent director and non-executive chairman of the board of BATS Global Markets, Inc., a leading operator of electronic U.S. and European securities markets trading listed cash equity securities and equity options. He is a trustee of the American Council on Germany, serving as chairman of the audit committee, and is a member of the Committee for Economic Development of the Conference Board.
Mr. Atkins received his A.B., summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, from Wofford College and his J.D. from Vanderbilt University School of Law, where he was Senior Student Writing Editor of the Vanderbilt Law Review. A frequent speaker and television commentator on regulatory and capital markets issues, he is a visiting scholar at the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research in Washington. His writings have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Forbes, USA Today, and Politico, as well as scholarly journals such as the Harvard Business Law Review and the Fordham Journal of Corporate & Financial Law.
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