Brian Calle is an Opinion Columnist and Editorial Writer for the Orange County Register, the Managing Director of Gambit Consulting Group; a Senior Fellow at the Pacific Research Institute, a Lincoln Fellow at the Claremont Institute; Editor of FreedomPolitics.com; President of the Young Executives of America; a Distinguished Speaker in the Friedman Foundation School Choice Speaker’s Bureau; and a member of the Board of Governors for the University of Southern California.<br /> <br /> Prior to his current professional pursuits Brian served as Vice President of the Claremont<br /> Institute, one of the nation's premier public policy think tanks, and was Director of Sales and Marketing for Sally Ride Science where he worked under noted Astronaut and CEO Sally Ride. He has also worked as a Congressional Aid in the United States House of Representatives; served on the Mount San Antonio College Governing Board; and recently finished his term as an Associate Professor at California State University, Los Angeles. <br /> <br /> Today Brian advocates and consults on a wide range of public policy issues including education, entitlement reform, economics, foreign policy, and national security. He is particularly passionate in his advocacy for high-quality science, math, engineering, and technology education for boys and girls and restoring financial strength in the American household. <br /> <br /> Outside of his entrepreneurial ventures, Brian is also active in numerous national and local organizations. In 2009 Brian was appointed the University of Southern California’s Board of Governors. He served as a Strategic Planning Commissioner for the Center for the Advancement of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Education at the U.S. Department of Defense; the board of directors for the Tennant Foundation; Vice President of the Los Angeles Organization of Ultimate teams; the Heritage Foundation Southern California Committee; a director of the Frugality Nation Foundation and is an active member in numerous organizations including Gen-Next. In 2007 Brian was awarded a prestigious Lincoln Fellowship and in 2009 he was selected as a delegate to India for the American Council of Young Political Leaders. <br /> <br /> Brian holds Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees in Business Communications and Political Science from the University of Southern California and California State University, Los Angeles, respectively. He resides in Orange County, CA.