NCPA Staff

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 the 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.

Allen B. West Allen West, Executive Director & Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors
Allen B. West is National Center for Policy Analysis Executive Director and Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors. Lt. Col. West joined the NCPA because of his belief that it will be policy, not politics that secures a sound economic future for Americans – with growth, opportunity and returning the promise of the American dream for this generation and those to come.      
Jacki Pick Jacki Pick, Executive Vice President
Ms. Pick is responsible for the day-to-day workings of the NCPA, specifically the achievement of performance standards, goals and operating metrics for all NCPA departments. In addition to her work at the NCPA, she is the host of The Jacki Daily Show, a national show that promotes U.S. energy production and she is a member of the Board of Visitors of the Fund for American Studies Legal Studies Institute.
Joe Barnett Joe Barnett, Sr. Director of Policy Research
As senior director of policy research, Joe Barnett is responsible for the NCPA's publishing program, working with academic authors, independent experts and the NCPA policy staff in the writing, editing and printing of NCPA books, studies and periodicals.
Brian Williams Brian Williams, Legislative Director
Brian Williams is legislative director at the National Center for Policy Analysis. Williams leads the NCPA's Washington, D.C. policy outreach efforts, representing the NCPA and its public policy issues to the President, Congress, Capitol Hill staffers and other government constituencies.
Catherine Daniell Catherine Daniell, Sr. Director of Communications
Caytie Daniell is responsible for raising awareness of the NCPA’s research, experts, blogs and events with news and social media. Caytie keeps the NCPA on the leading edge of breaking policy news and developments, leveraging her many years as a reporter, editor and producer to generate coverage in TV, online, print and radio news.
Kristina Barton Kristina E. Barton, Special Assistant to the President and CEO
Kristina serves as Special Assistant to the President and CEO, James H. Amos, Jr. Building on extensive experience as a major donor fundraiser, Kristina spearheads the efforts of the office of the President related to investor relations, business development, fundraising and events, and the overall strategic advancement of the NCPA.