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Officers & Senior Staff

George C. Landrith, President and CEO

Since 1998, George Landrith has served as the President and CEO of Frontiers of Freedom – a public policy think tank devoted to promoting a strong national defense, free markets, individual liberty, and constitutionally limited government.  Frontiers of Freedom is recognized as a national leader on many of the most important issues facing America today – including: national security and defense, constitutional freedoms, market-based environmental solutions, energy, tax reform, property rights, and regulatory reform.

Previously, Landrith served as the Vice President and General Counsel to the National Legal Center for the Public Interest — now associated with the American Enterprise Institute. Landrith is a graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law, where he was the Business Editor of the Virginia Journal of Law and Politics.  He also graduated, magna cum laude, from Brigham Young University studying political science and economics. Landrith is admitted to the bar in Virginia and California and is a member of the United States Supreme Court bar.

In 1994 and 1996, Landrith was the Republican candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives from Virginia’s Fifth Congressional District.  He also served on the Albemarle County (Virginia) School Board from 1992 through 1995.  He was appointed by then Governor George Allen and confirmed by the General Assembly to serve on the Virginia Workforce 2000 Advocacy Council.  As an adjunct professor at the George Mason School of Law, Landrith has taught constitutional law, appellate advocacy, and legal writing.  Landrith also teaches at the Leadership Institute’s candidate school.

Landrith appears frequently on television and radio news programs. He has been quoted or referenced in many of the nation’s leading newspapers, including:  New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Washington Post.  Landrith’s work has been printed in over 100 newspapers across the nation, including: Washington Times, Chicago Tribune, LA Daily News, National Review, Sacramento Bee, Ft. Worth Star-Telegram, Providence Journal, Daily Caller, Washington Examiner, Townhall, and Human Events. In 2004, Landrith published a book, On Politics and Policy: Views on Freedom from an American Conservative. 


Dr. Miklos K. Radvanyi, Senior Vice President 

Dr. Miklos K. Radvanyi is the Senior Vice President of Frontiers of Freedom.  He earned his doctorate at Eotvos Lorand Scientific University in Budapest, Hungary.  He earned a Master of International Public Policy at Johns Hopkins University in Washington, D.C. and a Master of Comparative Law and American Practice at the National Law Center at George Washington University in Washington D.C. 

Dr. Radvanyi has advised Members of Congress on foreign policy and international affairs and has been invited to speak and lecture at at a wide variety of fora and institutions, including: the Pentagon, University of Innsbruck, American University, University of Notre Dame, and Stanford University.

Dr. Radvanyi has an impressive personal story of how he escaped communism in Soviet-dominated Hungary in in the 1970s and made his way with his family to freedom and eventually to America.  Since that time, Dr. Radvanyi has become an American citizen and devoted himself to expanding and defending freedom and opportunity. His writings have been widely published around the globe in the United States, Europe, Middle East, and Far East in English, Hungarian, German and Russian, among others. 


Scott L. Vanatter, Vice President 

Scott Vanatter, Vice President for Operations at Frontiers of Freedom, began his career in sales and marketing with Xerox Corporation. He has over thirty years of corporate, M&A, and entrepreneurial experience. He has been a key player in several successful software startups. He co-founded two political action committees (one on fiscal and transportation issues, the other on family values). He also co-founded the Access Technology Association. Prior political and public policy positions include, Chief Operating Officer at the Corporation for Executive Studies, and Regional Director at the Business-Industry Political Action Committee.

He has spoken on such business issues as software and IT security, and on various political issues from fundraising to the founding fathers. He earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a minor in finance from California State University, Fullerton’s College of Business and Economics.


Ximena Barreto, Director of Communications & Grassroots Strategy

Ximena Barreto, Director of Communications and Grassroots Strategy for Frontiers of Freedom, is a nationally recognized spokesperson and ambassador for America and its constitutional system of limited government and maximizing individual freedom. A legal immigrant from Colombia and now a proud citizen of the United States, Barreto has drawn staunch opposition from the Left for being a Latina willing to support and defend the Constitution of the United States, free enterprise, and the concept that America is an exceptional nation with unparalleled freedom and opportunity. 

Growing up in Colombia during the turmoil of the drug wars, Barreto’s life was deeply impacted at a young age. She was in kindergarten when her father was murdered by the notorious drug lord Pablo Escobar — who was targeting law enforcement officials with bounties on their heads. A few months after losing her father, two of her aunts were also murdered. Against this backdrop, she has an extra measure of appreciation for the rights and freedoms that she now enjoys as a US citizen. Whether it is the right of free speech, the right to peaceably assemble, the right to bear arms, or any other the important constitutional protections Americans have historically enjoyed, she sees the sharp contrast between the freedom and opportunity in America and the harsh oppression that exists in so much of the world. As a result, she is not only a strong believer in American Exceptionalism, but a proud defender and advocate. 

As a legal immigrant who played by the rules, Barreto appreciates the importance of rigorous enforcement of immigration laws, careful and thorough vetting, and the critically important role that preserving our national sovereignty plays in our nation’s survival. She is an example of the American success story. Due to her participation in various conservative political campaigns, she fostered a large following in social media, as well as among ethnic conservatives. She is known for her work ethic, creativity, and love of America. She served as the Director of Communications for the Trump Campaign in California. Barreto was also appointed to the US Department of Health and Human Services as Deputy Director of Communications and Specialty Media.


Dr. Sunil Chacko, Senior Fellow 

Dr. Sunil Chacko, a personal friend of Frontiers of Freedom’s founder, Malcolm Wallop, is a trusted advisor, valued scholar and Senior Fellow of the Institute. Dr. Chacko received an M.B.A. with concentration on finance from Columbia University, an M.P.H. degree in public health from Harvard University, and a medical degree from Kerala University, India, along with training in information technology (IT) and database/software programming.

Dr. Chacko was the founding Assistant Director of Harvard University’s International Commission on Health Research whose Report published by Oxford University Press was presented at a dedicated Nobel Conference, that paved the way for many of the current initiatives in global health. He later served in the Executive Office of the World Bank Group including major capital increase from the Japanese government, and won a commendation award from the then-Bank President for pioneering the Internet technology in the World Bank Group for linking public-private investments.

He has been a key expert in the creation of several product development public-private partnerships in digital health, AI and mobile technologies, and vaccine development. With his background in medical sciences, data technologies and finance, he has successfully organized international collaborations and negotiations between government Ministries of Japan and India, as well as advocacy & briefings with US Congressional functions in these STEM projects (science, technology, engineering, math). He has founded health & data companies in Japan, was an Adjunct Professor at the University of Alberta, Canada and Visiting Professor at India’s national science and technology institute SCTIMST. 

He has published Opinion-Editorials in the Sunday Guardian, Huffington Post, Washington Times, and Business Standard. 


Tom Donelson, Senior Fellow 

Tom Donelson is a Senior Fellow at Frontiers of Freedom. Tom is the author of America at the Abyss:  Will America Survive?  He has also authored seven other books including: The Rise of National Populism and Democratic Socialism, What Our Response Should be, The Empire of Liberty, and Economics 101 and other Thoughts. He has over four decades of political experience and is presently Chairman of Americas PAC, and Research Associate and Project Director for Americas Majority Foundation. He is also the author of America at the Abyss:  Will America Survive?


Dr. Lawrence Fedewa, Senior Fellow 

Dr. Larry Fedewa is a Senior Fellow at Frontiers of Freedom.  Dr. Larry started his career as a high school teacher, earned a doctorate in social psychology, served as a professor, dean and eventually as founder and president of an experimental college for adults.

He then “graduated” to become an international technology executive. In this role, he founded a school for computer programmers and consultants in the Philippines, developed a technology exchange program with the Soviet Union, and pioneered the introduction of the PLATO instructional software system to the industrial training industry.

He then started a federal contracting company in Washington DC. In the years to follow, he introduced computer-based management to the federal workforce through the General Services Administration, participated in joint ventures with The Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, the National Education Association, Microelectronics and Computer Consortium (MCC), and the University of New Orleans. Under contract with the Federal Railroad Administration, he developed the largest worker training program in history, and coordinated the initiation of what is now the Department of Health and Human Services’ Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA), which is playing a pivotal role in developing the vaccines for the coronavirus.

Dr. Fedewa retired from that business and shortly after found himself a political columnist for The Washington Times, which led to his becoming a media personality on radio and television. In 2018 he added a new role as a radio talk show host and a weekly columnist for the Richfield Press.


Paul Georgia, Chief Economist

Dr. Paul Georgia is the Chief Economist for Frontiers of Freedom. He is an economist specializing in natural resources and environment.  He is a graduate of George Mason University with a Ph.D. in economics, where he studied public choice economics and industrial organization.  He began his career as an analyst at the Competitive Enterprise Institute.  He later moved on to serve as the energy and environment analyst at the Senate Republican Policy Committee under Senator Jon Kyl (R-Arizona).  After a stint as the Executive Director of the Center for Science and Public Policy and Chief Economist of Frontiers of Freedom, he served as the Chief Economist for the National Mining Association for the last seven years.

Dr. Georgia has written extensively on global warming, energy policy, environmental regulation, property rights, sustainable development, science policy, international trade, foreign aid and international lending institutions, such as the World Bank and IMF.  His work has been printed in numerous publications, including the Washington Times, Christian Science Monitor, Journal of Commerce, National Review Online, Human Events and The Freeman.  He has also been quoted in leading newspapers, including the New York Times, Washington Post, Investor’s Business Daily, and Los Angeles Times.  He has appeared on numerous radio programs including NPR and the BBC.


Travis Korson, Director of Public Policy

Travis Korson, Director of Public Policy for Frontiers of Freedom, is a veteran of politics with years of experience in campaigns, communications and public policy.

Travis previously served in the Bush White House and has spent time at various conservative organizations and government institutions including the Heritage Foundation and Americans for Prosperity.

He has spoken at several conferences, including the Conservative Political Action Conference, Freedom Fest and the State Policy Network annual meeting. Travis regularly appears on television and radio and his expertise has been quoted in several publications including the Washington Post. His works have been published at various outlets including Daily Caller, Townhall, and American Spectator. Travis is a graduate of the George Washington University where he studied International Affairs with a focus on International Economics.


Dr. Joseph Mangiacotti, Senior Fellow

Dr. Joe Mangiacotti is a Senior Fellow at Frontiers of Freedom. He is also the host of The Joe Mangiacotti Radio Show on WCRN 830 AM in Boston. He is also an active and successful entrepreneur running Cameo Media and CIS and Associates. His career has also included a reporter, news director and anchorman. Joe has also been a Constable and Deputy Sheriff. Joe holds a Masters in Business Administration and a PhD in Psychology. 


Shawn Macomber, Visiting Fellow

Shawn Macomber is a Visiting Fellow at Frontiers of Freedom. His work has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, the Journal of International Security Affairs, Reason, The Federalist, The Weekly Standard, the Daily Caller, National Review Online, the Los Angeles Times, The American Spectator and many other publications.


Dr. István Molnár, Senior Fellow

Dr. István Molnár is a Senior Fellow at Frontiers of Freedom. He was educated at the Corvinus University Budapest (CUB), Hungary, where he received his M.Sc. and Dr. Oec. degrees. He completed his postdoctoral studies in Darmstadt, Germany and took part in different research projects in Germany in the 1980s and 1990s. In 1996, he received his C.Sc. (Ph.D.) degree in Economic Sciences from the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, and in 2012 his Dr. Habil. in Informatics Science from the CUB. His main fields of interest are mathematical modeling, software technology furthermore, application of IT/IS in business and education. Dr Molnar’s educational activities include teaching in different higher educational institutions in Europe, Middle East and in the USA.


Peter Roff, Senior Fellow

Peter Roff is a Senior Fellow at Frontiers of Freedom. He is also a contributing editor at U.S. News & World Report. Earlier in his career, he was the political director of Newt Gingrich’s GOPAC and planned and directed political education programs training tens of thousands of candidates for public office and political activists. Prior to his years at GOPAC, Roff spent nearly five years as executive director of Americans for Tax Reform, the organization that created the “Taxpayer Protection Pledge.” During Roff’s career, he also spent five years as the senior political writer for United Press International.

Roff has appeared on a variety of radio and television programs including “CBS News Overnight,” “Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher,” “The Dennis Miller Show,” “Hannity & Colmes,” “The O’Reilly Factor,” “C-SPAN’s Washington Journal,” and even once appeared as himself on the hit ABC comedy “Spin City.”

Roff’s observations have been quoted in major publications including USA Today, The New York Times, the online version of The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Times, The Christian Science Monitor, and National Review.

A graduate of The George Washington University, Roff has lived in Northern Virginia for much of the last 25 years along with his children and his beagle Watson.


Amrita Singh, Director of Publications 

Amrita Singh serves as the Institute’s Director of Publications. She earned her degree in English with honors from Delhi University in India. She speaks English, Hindi, Punjabi and Italian. She also earned a diploma in International & Domestic Tourism from the Indian Institute of Marketing.

Prior to joining Frontiers of Freedom, Singh, worked at a senior level for an international firm specializing in Voip and SIP telecom products and aviation systems and airport management. In addition to Singh’s experience in publications and editing, she has extensive experience in marketing and merchandising.

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