I’m thrilled to announce that I’m serving as the new executive director of Generation Opportunity and its foundation, Generation Opportunity Institute. My first day was yesterday; I will remain in NYC hosting Bold TV and am thrilled to also grow the Generation Opportunity brand. Full scoop is on GenOpp website and reported in POLITICO Playbook.
Some of the key issues Generation Opportunity focuses on include preserving economic freedom and sustainable fiscal and regulatory policies, freedom of speech and intellectual diversity on campus, education and student loan reform, financial literacy and reducing crony capitalism. These are issues I’m passionate about as well, and I’m excited to join forces in the to fight to preserve liberty for Millennials and all Americans.
Generation Opportunity, a project of Americans for Prosperity (AFP), is a national, nonpartisan movement advocating for economic opportunity for young people through less government and more freedom. AFP was launched by the Koch family of Koch Industries.
The Kochs have a solid history of advocating for public policy that advances human flourishing. They are also committed to bipartisan dialogue and finding areas to work on bipartisanship, including criminal justice reform and poverty alleviation. Toward that end, they have donated $21 million to Deion Sanders for building young entrepreneurs and reducing gang violence.
I’m so excited for this new opportunity and inspired by Ronald Reagan: “Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same.”
Carrie Sheffield is the founder of Bold. She is passionate about storytelling to empower and connect others. A founding POLITICO reporter, Carrie contributed on political economy at Forbes and wrote editorials for The Washington Times. After earning a master’s in public policy from Harvard University, she managed credit risk at Goldman Sachs and researched for Edward Conard, Bain Capital founding partner and American Enterprise Institute scholar. She earned a B.A. in communications at Brigham Young University and completed a Fulbright fellowship in Berlin.