John H. Garvey served as the President of The Catholic University of America from 2010 to 2022. Before that, he was the dean of Boston College Law School from 1999 to 2010 and both practiced law in San Francisco and taught law at Notre Dame, Michigan, and Kentucky. Mr. Garvey is the author or co-author of numerous books, including The Virtues (2022), which makes the case for the importance of moral formation in the intellectual life of colleges and universities, Religion and the Constitution (2011), which won the Alpha Sigma Nu Jesuit book award, and Sexuality and the U.S. Catholic Church (2007), which won the Catholic Press Association award.

Robert P. George is McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence at Princeton University and Chairman of the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom. He has also served on the President’s Council on Bioethics and as a presidential appointee to the US Commission on Civil Rights. Professor George currently serves on UNESCO’s World Commission on the Ethics of Scientific Knowledge and Technology, the Council on Foreign Relations, the editorial board of First Things, and the Task Force on the Virtues of a Free Society of the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. He is the author of Making Men Moral: Civil Liberties and Public Morality, In Defense of Natural Law, and The Clash of Orthodoxies. In 2015, he was elected as Chairman of the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom.

Mary Ann Glendon is the Learned Hand Professor of Law at Harvard University. She has also served as US Ambassador to the Holy See, member of the President’s Council on Bioethics, and President of the UNESCO-sponsored International Association of Legal Science. Professor Glendon is also currently a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the International Academy of Comparative Law, the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences, and the Pontifical Council for the Laity. She is the author of several books, including A World Made New: Eleanor Roosevelt and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights A Nation Under Lawyers, Seedbeds of Virtue, and Rights Talk.

Kevin J. “Seamus” Hasson is the founder of Becket and served as its president until 2011.  In 2016 he authored Believers, Thinkers, and Founders: How We Came to Be One Nation Under GodHe also wrote The Right to be Wrong: Ending the Culture War over Religion in America as well as Religious Liberty and Human Dignity: A Tale of Two Declarations for the Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy and The Myth: Is There a Religious Liberty in America? for The American Spectator.  In 2012, the Heritage Foundation awarded Mr. Hasson the Salvatori Prize for American Citizenship.

Broc Hiatt is an owner and managing partner of the Cardon Hiatt Companies, a private financial, business and real estate investment firm with holdings throughout the western United States. He currently serves on the boards of various private real estate, finance, and petroleum companies. Mr. Hiatt has been and is a board member and trustee of various other national non-profit and philanthropic organizations including The Witherspoon Institute (Princeton, NJ), The Institute for American Values (New York, NY), and the Speranza Foundation (Mesa, AZ). Mr. Hiatt served a full-time mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Dominican Republic. He is happily married to his wife, Lori, and they have six children.

Leonard Leo serves as Executive Vice President of the Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies and as a member of its Board of Directors. He was appointed by President George W. Bush as well as the United States Senate to three terms to the US Commission on International Religious Freedom, where he served for three years as chairman. He also served as a US Delegate to the UN Council and UN Commission on Human Rights as well as the Organization of Security and Cooperation in Europe. He was National Co-Chairman of Catholic Outreach for the Republican National Committee and is active in a number of Catholic organizations, serving as a founding board member of the National Catholic Prayer Breakfast and a member of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta. Mr. Leo holds degrees from Cornell University and Cornell Law School. He presently resides in northern Virginia, where he and his wife Sally have raised their seven children.

Russell D. Moore is Editor in Chief of Christianity Today. A widely-sought cultural commentator, Dr. Moore speaks frequently to issues of theology, culture, and public policy. Dr. Moore holds an M.Div in Biblical Studies from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and a Ph.D. in Systematic Theology from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He blogs frequently at his “Moore to the Point” website, and is author or editor of five books, including Tempted and Tried: Temptation and the Triumph of Christ and Adopted for Life: The Priority of Adoption for Christian Families and Churches. Prior to entering ministry, Dr. Moore was an aide to U.S. Congressman Gene Taylor. A native Mississippian, he and his wife Maria are the parents of five boys.

Robert Neal is a managing partner with Hager Pacific Properties where he oversees the firm’s acquisitions, renovations and dispositions. Mr. Neal is also an active community member and holds or has held board positions with the following non-profit organizations: the Orange County Council of the Boys Scouts of America; Catholic Relief Services; Catholic Leadership Institute; Second Harvest; The Pacific Club of Newport Beach; Magis Institute of Reason and Faith; the Orange Coast Chapter of Legatus International and Christ Catholic Cathedral Corporation. Mr. Neal and his wife Berni have been married for over 30 years and are parents of two adult children. Together, they are stewards of the Papal Foundation.

William P. Mumma is currently the Board Chairman of the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty. He served as a full-time volunteer CEO from 2011 until 2021. He ended a 30-year career on Wall Street as CEO of Mitsubishi UFJ Securities (USA), with prior executive roles at Nomura Securities International and Bankers Trust. Mr. Mumma also serves as the Board Chairman for FOCUS (The Fellowship of Catholic University Students) and serves on the board of the National Civil Liberties Alliance. He has degrees from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service and Columbia University Business School. Mr. Mumma has been happily married to his wife Kathy since 1983, and has six children and seventeen grandchildren.

Jacqueline C. Rivers, PhD, the executive director of the Seymour Institute for Black Church and Policy Studies, earned her doctorate in African-American Studies and Sociology at Harvard University. She was a doctoral fellow in the Multidisciplinary Program in Inequality & Social Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School and is currently a lecturer in Sociology at Harvard.

Rabbi Dr. Meir Y. Soloveichik is director of the Zahava and Moshael Straus Center for Torah and Western Thought at Yeshiva University and rabbi at Congregation Shearith Israel in Manhattan, the oldest Jewish community in the United States, founded in 1654. Rabbi Soloveichik graduated summa cum laude from Yeshiva College, received his semikha from RIETS, and was a member of its Beren Kollel Elyon. In 2010, he received his doctorate in religion from Princeton University. Rabbi Soloveichik has lectured throughout the United States, in Europe, and in Israel to both Jewish and non-Jewish audiences on topics relating to Jewish theology, bioethics, wartime ethics, and Jewish-Christian relations. His essays on these subjects have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, Commentary, First Things, The Weekly Standard, Azure, Tradition, and the Torah U-Madda Journal.

David N. Weidman joined Becket’s board in 2017. He is a renowned international business leader known for leading Celanese’s transformation from a German-based company traded on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (through a private equity transaction) to a (fully independent) global company traded on the New York Stock Exchange. Weidman joined Celanese Corporation, a multi-billion dollar Fortune 500 technology and special materials company, in 2000. He was appointed chief operating officer in 2002, chief executive officer in 2004, served as chairman and chief executive officer from 2007 to his retirement in 2012. During his career, he worked extensively across the globe and has lived in Japan, Sweden, and Canada, and various U.S. locations. A native of Box Elder County, Utah, he received his Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering from Brigham Young University and his master’s degree in business administration from the University of Michigan. He and his wife, Rachel, have six children, served as mission presidents for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints until 2016, and reside in Provo, Utah

Elder Lance Wickman is an emeritus member of the First Quorum of the Seventy of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and currently serves as general counsel for the Church.  He is a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley and Stanford Law School. Elder Wickman served two tours of duty in Vietnam during the Vietnam War and was awarded the Bronze Star, Purple Heart and Combat Infantryman’s Badge.