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Francisco Gonzalez

National Review Institute
Director of Philanthropy
Orlando, Florida
Francisco Gonzalez is the host of the Agents of Innovation podcast, where he interviews entrepreneurs, philanthropists, and artists. Born and raised in South Florida, Francisco earned his B.A. in history at Florida Atlantic University and M.A. in history at the University of Maryland. Francisco is the Director of Philanthropy at National Review Institute, a nonprofit journalistic think tank that supports the talent and complements the mission of National Review magazine, preserving the legacy of their founder, William F. Buckley, Jr. Francisco has served as Vice President of Advancement for The James Madison Institute, a think tank headquartered in Tallahassee, FL, where he led JMI’s development efforts from 2008-2017. Previously he worked for the Intercollegiate Studies Institute, where he helped mentor young conservatives on college campuses across the country. Francisco is the regional co-chair for the Teneo Florida chapter. He also serves on the board of trustees for The Philadelphia Society and AMIkids Orlando, and on the Advisory Council for Turning Point USA. Francisco has previously served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Project Veritas, as well as on the Board of Directors for Rock by The Sea. He is a featured writer in the Orlando Sentinel Central Florida 100 Voices each Sunday. An avid traveler, Francisco has visited 47 U.S. states and 23 countries. However, he currently resides in the happiest place on earth, Orlando, Florida.