NCPA Board of Directors

Steve Ivy
Steve Ivy is Chairman of the Board of Directors for the National Center for Policy Analysis and CEO of Heritage Auctions. Heritage has offices in Dallas, New York and Beverly Hills. He has been collecting and studying rare coins since he was a youth.
Allen B. West Allen West
Allen West is Executive Director and Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors for the National Center for Policy Analysis, a FOX News Contributor, a Senior Fellow at the London Center for Policy Research, and the author of Guardian of the Republic.
Jim Amos James H. Amos, Jr., President & CEO
Jim Amos was named President and CEO of the National  Center for Policy Analysis in February, in 2016. Mr. Amos is the former CEO of Mail Boxes Etc., now he UPS Store, and a 2012 inductee into the International Franchise Association’s Hall of Fame.  He is also the 2012 recipient of the Nashville Business Legend Award.  He has sought to guide entrepreneurs, associates and fellow citizens as a board member, Frequent speaker, writer and blogger ( and a constant advocate for military veterans and business format franchising.
Larry Wedekind
Larry Wedekind has been integrally involved in every facet of health care financing and the delivery of health care within the southeastern U.S. market. Larry Wedekind formed and developed IntegraNet Physician Resources, Inc.
Michael Whalen
Michael Whalen is President and Chief Executive Officer of Heart of America Group.


NCPA Emeritus Board of Directors

Virginia James
Virginia James is a former NCPA Board member. She is on the Board of Trustees for the Foundation for Education Reform & Accountability.
Don A. Buchholz
Don Buchholz is a former NCPA Board member. Buchholz is founder of Southwest Securities and Chairman Emeritus of SWS Group, Inc. and serves on the Board of Regents at his alma mater, the University of North Texas.
Harlan R. Crow
Harlan Crow is a former NCPA Board member and the chairman and chief executive officer of Crow Family Holdings.
Pete du Pont
Pete du Pont is a regular columnist on, the editorial page website of The Wall Street Journal. Entitled, Outside the Box, du Pont's columns discuss current public policy and political matters.
 Jere W. Thompson
Jere W. Thompson is a former NCPA Board member, former Chairman of the Board, and the president of The Williamsburg Corporation.