Libertas Institute Staff

Connor Boyack, PresidentConnor Boyack founded Libertas Institute in 2011 and serves as its president. Previous to Libertas, Connor served as director of the Utah Tenth Amendment Center. He is the author of several books along with hundreds of columns and articles championing individual liberty. A California native and Brigham Young University graduate, Connor currently resides in Lehi, Utah, with his wife and two children.
DJ Schanz, Vice PresidentDJ has owned and operated several successful businesses, including a medical records company and a political phone bank. An undergraduate of Brigham Young University, he received his MBA from the Thunderbird School of Global Management. DJ’s large network, entrepreneurial drive, and strategic mindset complement the work of Libertas and help build coalitions and increase our profile and policy success.
Katie Hood, Director of DevelopmentKatie graduated Summa Cum Laude from Utah Valley University where she studied communication and public relations. She received Service Scholar honors for completing over 300 hours of university and community leadership and service initiatives. Katie’s experiences in education, service, and community relations bolster Libertas’ long-standing reputation for developing a free and moral society.
Josh Daniels, Policy AnalystJosh Daniels brings a broad range of educational and practical experience to Libertas. Having studied economics, business, and political science, and having recently obtained a law degree from the University of Houston Law Center, Josh adds strong value to our policy research and advocacy. His experience also includes eight years in the Marine Corps and work on state and federal campaigns. Prior to his employment with Libertas, he was a senior aide to U.S. Congressman Pete Olson in Texas. Josh lives in American Fork with his wife and four children.