Archbridge Institute

Board of Directors

Ingrid Gregg

Chairman of the Board, Archbridge Institute

Ingrid Gregg has been active in research, scholarly and philanthropic organizations for over 25 years. She served as president and a trustee of Earhart Foundation for 11 years, which completed a successful sunset process in 2015. From 2015-2016 she was president of The Philadelphia Society, also serving terms as one of its trustees. She is a member of the boards of the Foundation for Economic Education, Ethics and Economics Education (E3NE), the Citizens Research Council of Michigan, the Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation and the Philanthropic Enterprise. Dr. Gregg has multidisciplinary interests in the humanities and public policy. She holds a Ph.D. and M.Sc. in history from the University of Edinburgh (U.K.), a B.A. from Sarah Lawrence College, and is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society (U.K.)

Gonzalo Schwarz

President and CEO, Archbridge Institute

Growing up around the world in Uruguay, Israel, Ecuador, and Bolivia, Gonzalo saw poverty firsthand and wondered how to get individuals on the path to prosperity. After earning his bachelor’s degree in economics at the Catholic University of Bolivia and his master’s in economics from George Mason University, he began his life’s work of reducing poverty. This led Gonzalo to found the Archbridge Institute, an organization dedicated to removing the barriers that prevent individuals across the globe from bettering their lives.

While forming the idea to start the Archbridge Institute, Gonzalo Schwarz was working as the Director of Strategic Initiatives at Atlas Network. During his six years at Atlas, he managed key projects including the Leveraging Indices for Free Enterprise Reform program, the Templeton Freedom Award, the Latin American program, and the Sound Money Project. He also participated as an instructor in various Atlas Network training programs such as the Think Tank MBA and the Think Tank Leadership Training, focusing on outcome measurement and best practices.

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Mort Taylor

Chief Executive Officer, Signal Power and Light, Inc.

Mort Taylor is the Chief Executive Officer of Signal, Power and Light based in Alabama. He is a practicing attorney with long experience in the energy industry. His personal background includes managing a fourth generation private land and energy holdings, which have supplied coal for industry for over 80 years. He founded Signal, Power and Light out of a belief that, given the opportunity, innovative technologies could be applied such that people could have greater access to energy throughout the world. Mort is native to the state of Alabama, where he attended Birmingham – Southern college, receiving his B.A degree in history and his law degree from the University of Alabama.

Andreas Widmer

Director of Entrepreneurship Programs, Catholic University of America

Andreas Widmer is the Director of Entrepreneurship Programs at Catholic University of Americas’ Busch School of Business & Economics. His experience spans the fields of high-tech, international business strategy consulting and economic development. A frequent speaker around the world on issues related to entrepreneurship, business leadership, productivity, business ethics, and the challenges of executive management, Widmer appears frequently in the media.

Andreas is a Research Fellow in Entrepreneurship at the Acton Institute and an advisor to the Zermatt Summit, an annual business leadership event in Switzerland that strives to humanize globalization. He currently serves on the advisory boards of Catholics Come Home, a Catholic TV evangelization campaign, and the Gigot Center for Entrepreneurship at Notre Dame University alongside several other non-profit organizations.

Prior to his work in these areas, Andreas co-founded the SEVEN Fund, a philanthropic organization focused on enterprise solutions to poverty. He has held numerous executive roles over the last 25 years, helping to build up and lead various successful companies. Andreas’s publications include In the River They Swim, Free Markets and the Culture of Common Good, and Faithful Measure, as well as The Pope & The CEO: Pope John Paul II’s Lessons to a Young Swiss Guard, a book exploring leadership lessons that Widmer learned serving as a Swiss Guard protecting Pope Saint John Paul II and refined during his career as a successful business executive.

Andreas is a graduate of Merrimack College where he earned a Bachelor of Science in International Business, and from St. John’s Seminary where he earned a Master of Arts as well as two business degrees (sales management and general business management) from Switzerland.

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