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.

SETTING A COURSE for a country in which families can achieve self-sufficiency, contribute productively 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.


2021 Annual Report

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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

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Wells King


Research Director

Chris Griswold


Policy Director

Abigail Salvatore


Communications Director

Emily Davis

Operations Director


American Compass has no open positions at this time. Please check back for future opportunities.

Contact Us

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


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