Advisory Board

  • Ian Chen (Chair)

    Ian Chen (Chair)

    Co-founder & Former CEO of YEI, Student at New York University

    Ian Chen is a student at New York University studying Finance and Data Science. He currently serves as Youth Economics Initiative's co-chairman. After co-founding YEI, Ian served as its COO from 2018 to 2021 and its CEO from 2021 to 2022. Alongside his work in the YEI, he chartered one of founding chapters of the YEI at Lynbrook High School.

  • Henry Weng (Chair)

    Henry Weng (Chair)

    Co-founder & Former CEO of YEI, Student at Stanford University

    Henry Weng is an student at Stanford University studying Economics and Computer Science. He currently serves as Youth Economics Initiative’s chairman. As a high school student, Henry co-founded YEI, serving as its CFO from 2018 to 2020 and its CEO from 2020 to 2021. Henry also founded YEI's first-ever club, the Saratoga High School Economics Club.

  • Glenn Hubbard

    Glenn Hubbard

    Dean Emeritus at Columbia Business School, Fmr. Chair of the Council of Economic Advisors

    Glenn Hubbard is Dean Emeritus of Columbia Business School, where he has been a faculty member since 1988, served as dean from 2004 to 2019, and is also the Russell L. Carson Professor of Finance and Economics.

  • Dhananjay (Dan) Gode

    Dhananjay (Dan) Gode

    Clinical Professor of Accounting at NYU Stern

    Dan Gode is the Clinical Professor of Accounting at the Stern School of Business at NYU. Before teaching at Stern, he taught at the William E. Simon Graduate School of Business in the University of Rochester.

  • J.D. Schramm

    J.D. Schramm

    Lecturer at Stanford University, Founder of the Mastery in Communication Initiative, Author

    Dr. Schramm is a lecturer in organizational behavior at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business teaching popular communication courses. He joined their faculty in 2007. Before that, he was a part of Columbia University and NYU’s faculty as senior lecturer/faculty director and clinical associate professor respectively.

  • Ted Tucker

    Ted Tucker

    Executive Director of FTE

    Ted Tucker has more than 20 years of management and marketing experience in the education leadership space. A firm believer in the power of the economic way of thinking, Ted continuously looks for innovative opportunities to educate individuals, both Americans and citizens from around the world, on how embracing this thinking will enrich their lives.

  • Kerry McDonald

    Kerry McDonald

    Senior Education Fellow at FEE, Author

    Kerry McDonald is a Senior Education Fellow at FEE and author of Unschooled: Raising Curious, Well-Educated Children Outside the Conventional Classroom (Chicago Review Press, 2019). She is also an adjunct scholar at The Cato Institute and a regular Forbes contributor.

  • George Bian

    George Bian

    Co-founder & Former CEO of YEI, Student at MIT

    George Bian is an incoming sophomore at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology studying Computer Science, Economics, and Management. He graduated from Saratoga High School in 2020 and was the former co-founder and CEO of YEI from 2018 until 2020. George was also the ASB Student Body President at Saratoga High School, was ranked 5th in Economics at FBLA Nationals, and worked as a Bank of America Student Leader.