Board of Trustees

  • Peter J. Travers, Chairman
  • Robert F. Agostinelli, Rhône Group LLC
  • David L. Bahnsen, The Bahnsen Group
  • John Buser, Texas
  • Lindsay Craig, President, National Review Institute
  • Dick DeVos, The Windquest Group
  • Richard Lowry, Editor in Chief, National Review
  • Daniel J. Mahoney, Assumption University
  • Adam Meyerson, Washington, D.C.
  • Brian Murdock, Strategic Investment Group
  • Valerie Schooley, California
  • Richard Spencer, California
  • L. Stanton Towne, New York
  • Karen Buchwald Wright, Ariel Corporation


Miranda Melvin
Director of External Affairs, National Review Institute
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Adam Meyerson joins National Review Institute Board of Trustees

 NEW YORK, NEW YORK July 14, 2020  On Tuesday, June 23, 2020 the National Review Institute Board of Trustees voted to add Adam Meyerson to the organization’s governing body. The board is now comprised of 14 trustees.

“As a devoted reader of National Review for 45 years, and as a fervent admirer of Lindsay Craig’s, Rich Lowry’s, and Peter Travers’ outstanding leadership, I am honored to join the board of National Review Institute as we stand athwart the ideas and movements that are endangering our free society,” Meyerson said.

Meyerson served as president of The Philanthropy Roundtable for nearly two decades, building that institution into a world-class leader in effective and purposeful philanthropy. Meyerson joined the Roundtable as president in 2001 and he grew its annual budget from $1.8 million to $9 million.

“Adam Meyerson has been an exceptional leader in the conservative movement,” said Peter Travers, NRI Board of Trustees Chairman. “His very long list of friends and admirers includes all of us at National Review Institute and National Review. Adam’s institution-building success at The Philanthropy Roundtable and The Heritage Foundation is renowned. I am honored and delighted to have him as part of the NRI Board of Trustees as we tackle our ambitious goals leading up to 2025, which will be the centennial of William F. Buckley Jr.’s birth and the 70th anniversary of National Review magazine.”

He currently serves on the boards of the State Policy Network and Donors Capital Fund. From 1993 to 2001, he was vice president for educational affairs at The Heritage Foundation. Prior to that, he was an editorial writer for the Wall Street Journal and editor of its “Manager’s Journal” and “Asia” columns and from 1974 to 1977 was managing editor of the American Spectator. He and his wife, Nina, live with their three sons in Washington, D.C.

Meyerson will serve alongside current NRI Board of Trustees members Peter J. Travers, Chairman; Robert F. Agostinelli, Rhône Group LLC; David L. Bahnsen, The Bahnsen Group; John Buser, Texas; Lindsay Craig, President, National Review Institute; Dick DeVos, The Windquest Group; Richard Lowry, Editor-in-Chief, National Review; Daniel Mahoney, Assumption College; Brian Murdock, Strategic Investment Group; Valerie Schooley, California; Richard Spencer, California; L. Stanton Towne, New York; and Karen Buchwald Wright, Ariel Corporation.

“Adam has been a very helpful mentor to me at NRI over the last (almost) seven years,” said President Lindsay Craig. “We are very fortunate to have earned Adam’s confidence. He is a notable leader in our movement and so by joining our board, he has granted us a tremendous honor.”

NRI is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3), journalistic think tank, established to advance the conservative principles William F. Buckley Jr. championed and complement the mission of National Review magazine, including by supporting and promoting NR’s top talent. NRI was founded by Bill Buckley in 1991, 36 years after launching National Review. In 2015, National Review, Inc. became a wholly owned subsidiary of the Institute.