Our Mission

To restore an economic consensus that emphasizes the importance of family, community, and industry to the nation’s liberty and prosperity.

Reorienting political focus

from growth for its own sake to widely shared economic development that sustains vital social institutions.

Charting the course

for a nation where families can support themselves, contribute to their communities, and prepare the next generation for the same.

Helping policymakers navigate

the limitations that markets and government each face in promoting the general welfare and the nation’s security.

We work to develop the three pillars that support conservative economics:

Channeling the pursuit of profit toward the nation’s liberty and prosperity

Strengthening the institutions that allow markets to deliver on their promise

Defining success as achievement of the outcomes that people value most

Our Team

American Compass is led by a team with years of experience in some of America’s preeminent conservative institutions and across the fields of business, law, and public policy.

Oren Cass
Executive Director
Chris Griswold
Policy Director
Abigail Salvatore
Communications Director
Emily Davis
Chief of Staff
Duncan Braid
Program and Policy Manager



We welcome all inquiries and suggestions. A member of our team will try to respond to you as soon as possible.

300 Independence Avenue SE Washington, D.C. 20003
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Featured Events
February 23, 2022
American Institutions and the American Family: A Conversation with Yuval Levin

A robust discussion of how well American institutions are fostering the flourishing of American families, hosted by American Compass and Capita.

June 2, 2022
30 Minutes with Virginia Foxx

Congresswoman Virginia Foxx joined us for a 30 Minutes discussion of how the education system can be retooled to better serve all Americans.