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Daniel Erspamer, CEO, The Pelican Institute

Daniel Erspamer

CEO, The Pelican Institute

Daniel J. Erspamer is the CEO of the Pelican Institute for Public Policy. The Pelican Institute is Louisiana’s free-market think tank, the voice for workers, taxpayers, and citizens who believe the best pathway to prosperity and a high quality of life for every citizen of Louisiana is to remove government barriers to free enterprise, promote policies that create jobs and opportunity, and ensure access to quality education for every kid.

From 2009-2017, Daniel served as Vice President for Strategic Partnerships at State Policy Network, the service organization for America’s free-market, state-based think tanks, of which the Pelican Institute is an affiliate member. Prior to that, he served a variety of leadership and development roles at the national office of Americans for Prosperity and Americans for Prosperity Foundation. He received a B.A., with honors, in Political Economy and Communication from Tulane University. Daniel and his wife, Emily (a graduate of Tulane University School of Law), have four children and reside in New Orleans.