The following officers have been appointed by the Board of Directors, to manage the Foundation’s day to day operations for the 2009-2010 Academic Year.

Stephen Beale (Brown ‘04), President

Stephen Beale graduated from Brown University with a degree in classics and history in 2004. For the past three years he has covered presidential politics, crime, education, and local news for the New Hampshire Union Leader. His work has also been published on,, and The Providence Journal, and has been a guest on C-SPAN and The Today Show. While at Brown, Stephen founded The Brown Spectator and wrote for The Brown Daily Herald. He was also a member of the Brown Debating Union, College Republicans, Students for Academic Freedom, and Students for Liberty. He was born in Grove City, Pennsylvania and raised in Topsfield, Massachusetts.

Andrew E. Kurtzman (Brown ‘08), Vice President of Research and Programs

Andrew graduated with a degree in Anthropology, and is currently working in a state Governor’s office, under a (very modest) federal grant, on homelessness policy and related issues. While a student, Andrew interned at Fidelity Investments (Providence, RI), and, upon graduating, worked as an investments analyst for Morgan Stanley (London). Andrew served as Editor in Chief of the Brown University Spectator, Executive Director of the College Republican Federation of Rhode Island, President of the Brown ACLU, and Co-President of CONMAG — Brown’s student publications facility. Andrew received a junior fellowship at the American Academy of Political and Social Science (Univ. Pennsylvania), and his 2008 honors thesis on American Political Culture was awarded “best in the Department of Anthropology.”

Joshua Unseth (Brown ‘09), Vice President of  New Media

Joshua Unseth graduated from Brown in 2009 with a degree in sociology. While a student he was an editor for The Brown Spectator and founder of Closing Remarks. A native of Minnesota, he is currently working as a Web consultant in New York City.

Travis Rowley (Brown ‘02), Treasurer

Travis Rowley is a local Rhode Islander, attended Bishop Hendricken High School, and graduated from Brown University in 2002. While at Brown he was the captain of the football team, and a columnist for The Brown Daily Herald. After his graduation, he authored the book Out of Ivy, a student memoir that focuses on Brown University’s political atmosphere. Travis’ writings also frequent the pages of the Providence Journal and Currently residing in Providence,  he is the chairman of the RI Young Republicans, a business owner, and an independent financial planner.