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Brian Hooks

Chairman and CEO, Stand Together; President, Charles Koch Foundation and Charles Koch Institute

Brian Hooks is chairman and CEO of Stand Together. He is also president of the Charles Koch Foundation and the Charles Koch Institute. Prior to this, Hooks was executive director and chief operating officer of the Mercatus Center at George Mason University. Previously at Mercatus, he was director of the Global Prosperity Initiative and Social Change Project and helped develop and manage the Enterprise Africa! Project, which studied the role of entrepreneurship in economic development. Hooks is co-author, with Charles Koch, of Believe in People: Bottom Up Solutions for a Top Down World. A board member of the Mercatus Center, Institute for Humane Studies, and Reason Foundation, he was named to the 2021 TIME100 Next list.

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