Atlas Society CEO, former Cato Institute policy director and former speechwriter for President H.W. Bush
With a career spanning public policy, journalism and corporate management, Jennifer Grossman has worked to help people lead healthier, freer lives.
As CEO of The Atlas Society (TAS), she leads the 25-year-old philosophy think tank in promoting the moral foundations of a free society. With a focus on personal ethics, TAS prioritizes student outreach with creative educational programs, ranging from a viral Draw My Life series, to the Atlas Art Contest, to campus screenings of Atlas Shrugged and online introductory courses on Objectivism.
Previously she helped launch a new lifestyle site for Laura Ingraham. As one of the founding editors of LifeZette she originated content on medicine, fitness, and diet.
As Senior Vice President at Dole Food Company, she was hired by Chairman David H. Murdock in 2003 to bring the Dole Nutrition Institute to life. During her tenure, she published a wealth of educational materials, launched websites and social media platforms, oversaw laboratory operations, managed a diverse team of researchers, marketers and scientists, and created a variety of programs.
Previously, Grossman served as speechwriter to President George H.W. Bush (1989-1992), and was invited to join President George W. Bush Jr.’s administration in the same capacity. She also served as senior writer to the National Commission on Economic Growth and Tax Reform, led by the late Jack Kemp.
Grossman has also written speeches and articles for top CEOs and entrepreneurs - chief among them, the late Ted Forstmann, whom she helped launch the Children’s Scholarship Fund, which has awarded over $200 million in education assistance.
Grossman served as Director of Education Policy at the Cato Institute from 1996-1999. Her articles have appeared in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, New York Post, Los Angeles Times, Weekly Standard, National Review, Washington Times, and the Women s Quarterly among many others. In addition to commentary on MSNBC, CNN and CNBC, she has frequently appeared on Larry King Live, Hannity & Colmes, the O’Reilly Factor and Politically Incorrect.
A graduate with honors from Harvard College, where she studied government, Grossman spent summers interning for the State Department in Paris, France, and later with the office of the Prime Minister of Jordan. Born in New Delhi, India, Grossman is fluent in French and proficient in Portuguese (Brazilian) and Spanish.. Currently she splits her time between Washington, D.C. and Malibu, California.