Richard Fink

Richard Fink

  • Board Member

Richard Fink is a member of the Mercatus Center's Board of Directors. Mr. Fink is an executive vice president and member of the board of directors of Koch Industries, Inc. He is also chairman and CEO of Koch Companies Public Sector, LLC; which provides legal and government and public affairs services to Koch Industries, Inc. and its affiliates.

Mr. Fink also serves on the boards of Georgia-Pacific Equity Holdings, LLC and Flint Hills Resources, LLC, subsidiaries of Koch Industries, Inc.  
Before joining Koch in 1990, Mr. Fink was an economics professor and executive vice president of advancement and planning at George Mason University. He also served on the University’s Board of Visitors for eight years.

Mr. Fink brings an extensive background in economics, business strategy, and management to these civic boards and organizations:

Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Co-founder and Board of Directors

Charles G. Koch Charitable Foundation
President and Board of Directors

Claude R. Lambe Charitable Foundation
President and Board of Directors

Fred C. and Mary R. Koch Charitable Foundation
Board of Directors

Institute for Humane Studies
Executive Committee, Board of Directors

International Foundation for Research in Experimental Economics
Board of Advisors

Market-Based Management Institute
Board of Directors

Americans for Prosperity Foundation
Co-founder and Board of Directors

He has served on the board of the Bill of Rights Institute, American Prosecutors Research Institute, and as a director of the Tax Foundation, Reason Foundation, and Public Choice Center.

He also served on the Governor of Virginia’s New Partnership Commission, The Consumer Advisory Council of the Federal Reserve Board, and President Reagan’s Commission on Privatization.

Mr. Fink earned bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate degrees in economics from Rutgers, UCLA and New York University, respectively.

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