Faculty Bio

Adam Guillette

Adam Guillette

Adam Guillette was raised to believe in freedom and liberty.

 

At the age of 19, Adam ran for Mayor of the City of Gainesville, FL.  Though he finished in 3rd place in a field of 6 candidates, he helped defeat the liberal incumbent and moved Gainesville politics into a free-market direction.

 

When he returned to the school Adam helped found and became the publisher for The Gator Standard.  This libertarian publication was the largest student-owned newspaper in the nation.

 

Later Adam began a successful campaign to place an American flag in every classroom in the state of Florida.  Rather than using tax dollars, university presidents were required to raise the money through private contributions.

 

Since 2004 Adam has served as a Distinguished Faculty member for the Leadership Institute.  In this capacity he has traveled around North America to help identify and train free-market activists.

 

In 2007 Americans for Prosperity selected Adam Guillette to launch their Florida chapter.  Within a year the chapter gained over 150 media hits statewide while defeating over $370 million in tax increases.

 

Currently he is the Director of Development and Media for the Moving Picture Institute.  MPI’s goal is to guarantee that film's unique capacity to give shape to abstract principles is used to support and promote liberty.

 

Moving Picture Institute films gain significant political and cultural impact.  They bring the message of liberty to millions through Netflix, Amazon, iTunes, classroom editions, YouTube, and theatrical release.  Governor Chris Christie directly credits MPI’s The Cartel with causing him to make education reform a priority of his administration.

 

Adam Guillette has been featured in The New York Times, The Washington Times, National Review magazine and on Fox News.  He lives in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida with his wife Nikki and their Cavalier King Charles Spaniel named Liberty.