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.
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 three children.
Heather Williamson, Director of DevelopmentHeather Williamson holds a degree in political science, but her background precedes her education; her first lobbying effort was at the age of 12, lobbying Congress as the Youth President of the National Right to Life. Previous to working with Libertas, Heather served as the Western States Director for FreedomWorks. She has extensive campaign and government experience, and brings her strong outreach skills to help Libertas’ mission move forward by networking with new supporters and allies. Heather currently lives in Saratoga Springs with her husband and four children.
Shiloh Logan, Director, Center for Individual LibertyShiloh Logan is a happily married father of four. He graduated from Brigham Young University with dual majors in philosophy (emphasis on the philosophy of the Enlightenment) and geography (emphasis in global studies, ethnography, and socio-political affairs), and with a minor in political science. Shiloh is the President/CEO of Blackstone Legal Services, providing the legal community with research, translation, and private investigation. He gives weekly lectures on the principles of liberty and is a consistent contributor to many liberty-oriented publications, including his own blog, ShilohLogan.com.
Jeremy Lyman, Director, Center for Private PropertyJeremy Lyman is a passionate defender of private property rights. For the past nine years he has held a real estate license in the State of Utah and has served on the board of directors for the Salt Lake Board of Realtors®, the Utah Association of Realtors®, and the National Association of Realtors®. He is currently the CEO for Blue Mountain Hospital, a Critical Access Hospital located in Blanding, Utah. He completed his education at Brigham Young University where he earned a BA and an MBA. Jeremy lives in Blanding, Utah with his wife and children.
Riley Risto, Director, Center for Free EnterpriseRiley Risto received a B.A. from the University of Utah and an M.B.A. from Brigham Young University. In his work as a community banker and investor for the past 17 years Risto has helped hundreds of clients improve their businesses and personal finances. He is a long-time student and champion of Austrian (free market) economics. In his spare time he enjoys travel and outdoor adventure sports. Riley lives in the Heber Valley with his wife and six children.
Amy Pomeroy, Director, Center for Tenth Amendment StudiesWhile earning her B.A. in Political Science at BYU, Amy Pomeroy spent time working with the Scottish Nationalist Party for devolution. She worked as a Legislative Director in Oregon before attending J. Reuben Clark Law School and graduating cum laude. Amy has co-authored articles published in the Israel Yearbook on Human Rights and the Hastings Constitutional Law Quarterly. She practiced constitutional law before taking time to raise her two children with her husband.