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

2022 Annual Report

2021 Annual Report

2020 Annual Report

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.

Executive Director
@oren_cass
Chris Griswold
Policy Director
@Chris_Griz
Abigail Salvatore
Communications Director
@abigailrsal
Emily Davis
Chief of Staff
Duncan Braid
Coalition Director
@duncan_braid
Oliver Traldi
Editor
@olivertraldi

Careers

Compass Advisory Board

Compass Advisors are leading policy experts in their respective fields who contribute to and advise on our research, commentary, and policy proposals.

Contact An Advisor

Jonathan Askonas

Catholic University of America

Tech

Ashley Rogers Berner

Johns Hopkins University

Education

Jonathan Berry

Boyden Gray PLLC

Labor

Patrick T. Brown

Ethics and Public Policy Center

Family

Elbridge Colby

The Marathon Initiative

Globalization

Matthew Crawford

University of Virginia

Tech

Brian Dijkema

Cardus

Labor

Samuel Estreicher

New York University School of Law

Labor

Ivana Greco

Abigail Adams Institute

Family

Samuel Hammond

Foundation for American Innovation

Industry

Julius Krein

American Affairs

Financialization, Industry

Amber Lapp

Institute for Family Studies

Understanding America

David Lapp

Braver Angels

Understanding America

Robert Lighthizer

Former U.S. Trade Representative

Globalization

Michael Lind

New America

Industry

Bruno Manno

Walton Family Foundation

Education

Clare Morell

Ethics and Public Policy Center

Tech

Henry Olsen

Ethics and Public Policy Center

Understanding America

Caleb Orr

Boyden Gray PLLC

Financialization

Michael Pettis

Carnegie Endowment

Globalization

David Rolf

Founder, SEIU 775

Labor

John Sailer

National Association of Scholars

Education

Jeff Sessions

Former U.S. Attorney General

Globalization

Ganesh Sitaraman

Vanderbilt Law School

Industry

Katharine B. Stevens

Center on Child and Family Policy

Family

Matt Stoller

American Economic Liberties Project

Financialization

Ruy Teixeira

American Enterprise Institute

Understanding America

Michael Toscano

Institute for Family Studies

Family

Brad Wilcox

Institute for Family Studies

Family

Contact a Compass Advisor

contact form for compass advisor

This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Contact

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

Office
300 Independence Avenue SE Washington, D.C. 20003
Media inquiries
media@americancompass.org
Name(Required)
This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
Featured Events
Conservative Labor Policy Forum

The right-of-center is changing its tune on labor issues, but what is the coherent, conservative theory of labor policy?

Rebuilding American Capitalism: An American Compass Forum

Conservative leaders, including Senators Cotton, Rubio, Vance, and Young, spoke about Rebuilding American Capitalism and answered questions from Oren Cass.

applearrow-cardsarrow-sharearrowcaret-downcloseemailfacebook-squarefacebookfooter-imggoogle-podcasts-clearhamburgerinstagram-squarelinkedin-squarelinkedinpauseplayprintspotifystitchertriangletwitter-squaretwitter