Board of Directors
Jane Missimer, President
Jane is a retired ombudsman in the state of New Jersey. She has in-depth experience in education and public policy. She has a passion for education policy reform and is extensively involved in charitable organizations within Michigan and elsewhere in the country.
Andrew Marcus, Secretary
Andrew Marcus is a writer and director based in Chicago. His newest project is HATING BREITBART, a feature-length documentary, released in theaters October 2012. A graduate of the film school at the Art Institute of Chicago, Andrew began his career documenting protests. Why protests? “Any time you get more than a handful of people together in a space, you get human drama,” he says. “I find the human behavior that occurs at protests to be fascinating.”
His documentary blog Founding Bloggers became a hit as several of his video shorts went viral. Andrew then teamed with Juan Williams for the documentary Tale of Two Missions about school choice in Chicago. The film was widely praised and reviled, inspiring the Chicago Teachers Union to create a video smearing Andrew—a badge of honor for the filmmaker.
In 2009, he began documenting the growing Tea Party movement, and upon seeing Andrew Breitbart address a crowd in Illinois, he decided to craft a documentary around the New Media icon. Marcus spent 30 months and traveled to more than 15 cities to create HATING BREITBART.
Garry Olson, Treasurer
Garry is founder and president of Lakeshore Document Services, a records management company headquartered in western Michigan. He and his wife Charlotte are the 2012 winners of the Muskegon Area Chamber of Commerce “Entrepreneur of the Year” award.
He is a member of the Rotary Club of Muskegon and has served on a number of boards and committees in Michigan. He holds a B.S. degree in pharmacy from Ferris State University.
Garry has two sons and six grandchildren.
Juan Williams, Director
Juan is an American journalist and political analyst for Fox News Channel. He also writes for several newspapers including The Washington Post, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal and has been published in magazines such as The Atlantic Monthly and Time. He was a senior news analyst for National Public Radio from 1999 until October 2010. At The Washington Post for 23 years, Williams has worked as an editorial writer, op-ed columnist, White House correspondent and national correspondent.
Williams is the author of Eyes on the Prize: America’s Civil Rights Years, 1954-1965 (1988), a companion to the documentary series of the same name about the African-American Civil Rights Movement; Thurgood Marshall: American Revolutionary (2000), a biography of Thurgood Marshall, the first black American to serve on the Supreme Court of the United States; and Enough (2006), which was inspired by Bill Cosby’s speech at the NAACP gala, and deals with Williams’ critique of black leaders in America, and as he puts it the “culture of failure.” Williams has received an Emmy Award and critical praise for his television documentary work and he has won several awards for investigative journalism and his opinion columns.
He has been a Fox News Contributor since 1997.
He appeared in the EAG short film, “A Tale of Two Missions,” in 2011 and has a passion for school choice and educational reform.
Portions excerpted from Wikipedia.org.