Wayne Stargardt '74, President and Chairman of the Board. BS ’74 Course 15. BS ’74 and MS ’75, Course 2. Wayne joined MFSA in October 2021, and has been the Chairman of the Membership Committee and serves on the Strategy Committee. Wayne is retired from a 30+ year career as a technology executive in the Internet of Things industry. He was elected to the MIT Alumni Association Selection Committee in 2023. Wayne also has an MBA from a well-known eastern business school on the Charles which is not named Sloan. Wayne lives outside of Dallas, Texas. President@mitfreespeech.org.
Charles Davis III '87, Former President. Master’s degree in Finance from the University of Alabama and a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering. Chuck has 25 years’ experience in commercial and investment banking focused on building scale, enhancing controls, and delivering new capabilities. He was a Combat Engineer for 5 years and served in Germany and during Operation Desert Storm where he was awarded the Bronze Star Medal. He also served as a Company Commander in the Pennsylvania National Guard. He lives in Pennsylvania. Ceddavis@gmail.com.
Cesarina Templeton-Wheeler MS '02, Treasurer. Ms. Templeton holds a B.A. from Boston University (’97) and a M.S.R.E.D from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (’02), Course 1. Ms. Templeton’s Masters’ thesis, 100 Years of Commercial Real Estate Prices in Manhattan, was published by the Journal of Real Estate Economics. Ms. Templeton enjoyed a long career in commercial real estate before the sale and disposition of Overland Capital Group where she held a variety of positions, including the Managing Director of the asset management group and Senior Vice President in acquisitions and equity placememt. Prior to her tenure at Overland Capital Group, Cessy held positions with Equity Residential Properties, Boston Capital Group and CBRE. She joined the MIT Free Speech Alliance in the fall of 2021and looks forward to helping effectuate meaningful change at MIT in the areas of free expression and viewpoint diversity. Treasurer@mitfreespeech.org.
Kenneth Kidd '78, Director. S.B. ’78, Course 15, J.D. ’81 University of North Carolina. Ken practiced law in Miami, Florida and Richmond, Virginia doing corporate, securities, and tax work primarily for tax exempt healthcare organizations. After a radical career change, Ken taught high school math and retired in 2018 to The Villages in Florida. Kmk1578@yahoo.com.
Bill Frezza '76, Secretary. BSEE, BS Biology ’76, MSEE ’78, is a retired engineer, entrepreneur, consultant, columnist, and venture capital investor. He was a fellow at the Competitive Enterprise Institute, where he hosted the RealClear Radio Hour program on Bloomberg Radio, and is the author of New Zealand’s Far-Reaching Reforms: A Case Study on How to Save Democracy From Itself. He is the lead inventor on seven long-expired patents dating back to the dawn of our digital age. Secretary@mitfreespeech.org.
Eric Rasmusen '84, Director. Yale B.A., M.A. Economics '80. MIT Ph.D. '84 Economics. Eric recently retired after serving as an economics professor at UCLA and Indiana University and holding visiting positions at Oxford, Harvard, Yale, and Chicago. He teaches 7th grade math and chairs the academic freedom committee of the Indiana AAUP Conference . He wrote Games and Information: An Introduction to Game Theory. Eric lives in Bloomington, Indiana. Erasmuse61@gmail.com