Chairman of U.S. Term Limits, Mr. Howard Rich
Howard Rich founded U.S. Term Limits in 1991 and currently serves as Chairman. Under his leadership, USTL played a key role in enacting term limits on 15 state legislatures as well as enacting and protecting term limits in municipalities and counties all around the country. He resides in New York City.
President, Mr. Philip Blumel
Philip Blumel is a two-time graduate at the University of Florida with a BA in Journalism and his MA in economics. Since 1996, he has worked as a Certified Financial Planner with Raymond James & Associates and, since 2021, with Janney Montgomery Scott. Phil is co-host of the weekly No Uncertain Terms podcast. He currently resides in South Florida with his wife and 2 children.
Mr. John Aglialoro
John Aglialoro is an entrepreneur who has owned and operated a variety of businesses for the past 40 years as Chairman and co-founder of UM Holdings Ltd. He serves as Chairman of CYBEX which is a full-line manufacturer of commercial exercise equipment owned by UM Holdings. He is also CEO of Atlas Distribution, the company that brought Ayn Rand’s classic Atlas Shrugged to the big screen as a movie trilogy. Mr. Aglialoro resides in Tavistock, New Jersey with his wife and business partner, Joan Carter.
Mr. Travis Anderson
Mr. Anderson was born in San Francisco 1955, and received his BA at Yale in 1977. He is the CEO and managing partner at R. Gilder & Co. (now Gilder, Gagnon, Howe & Co., LLC), a money management firm and broker-dealer based in New York City.
Mr. Paul Farago
Paul Farago resides in Asheville, North Carolina, where he is a licensed acupuncturist. Mr. Farago was very active in the national and state legislative term limits campaigns in the 1990s and when he resided in Oregon, served as Chief Petitioner on state and local term limits ballot measures.
Mr. Paul Jacob
A longtime political activist, organizer and leader, Paul has fought tooth & nail for term limits and direct democracy. Paul has led more than 100 initiative and ballot access campaigns around the country. He hosts a radio show that is aired daily to over 150 radio stations throughout the country. Paul has served on the Libertarian Party National Committee, the Board of Directors at the Center for Independent Thought, and as President at the Citizens in Charge Foundation. Paul resides in Virginia with his wife and 3 kids.
Mr. Marshall Stocker
Marshall L. Stocker, PhD, is a Managing Director and co-director of an emerging markets team where he leads a team focused on analyzing country-level political-economic policies. Marshall earned a B.S. and an MBA from Cornell University, where he was a Park Leadership Fellow, and a Ph.D. in economics from Universidad Francisco Marroquin. In 2017, he became a member of the Mont Pelerin Society based on his scholarly publications. In 2005, he successfully helped defeat a New York state ballot proposal introduced by now-convicted felons Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and Senate Majority Leader Joseph Bruno.
Mr. Bob Gelfond
Bob Gelfond is the CEO/founder of MQS, a quantitative hedge fund. He has over 30 years experience as a quantitative strategy developer, portfolio manager, investor, and senior hedge fund executive at some of the most prominent hedge fund firms in the industry.
Prior to founding MQS, Bob founded and became CEO of MagiQ Technologies, a pioneer in converting quantum information processing opportunities into real-world implementations. Under Bob’s leadership, MagiQ has successfully developed and marketed the world’s first mathematically proven unbreakable computer encryption code based upon quantum physics. Bob holds a patent in the field of quantum cryptography. In 2004, MagiQ was named a Technology Pioneer by the World Economic Forum (Davos), awarded the SA50 “Business Leader” in computing by Scientific American, and named one of the “Top Ten Tech Companies to Watch for the Next 10 Years” by IEEE Spectrum. He graduated from the University of Virginia with degrees in Mathematics and Economics in 1981.
Mr. Duncan Scott
Duncan Scott is a fourth generation Montanan who received his undergraduate degree from Stanford University (1978) and law degree from the University of Montana (1982). Mr. Scott is a practicing attorney with four decades of experience in public policy campaigns including, but not limited to term limits. Scott served as Special Counsel to Governor Susanna Martinez in 2011 and as a member of the New Mexico State Senate from 1992-1996.
He serves on numerous boards and commissions including U.S. Term Limits, which advocates term limits for elected officials.
Mr. Steve Merican
Mr. Merican is a litigator, mentor, lecturer, strategist, and writer. His law practice focuses on appeals in state and federal courts, and he has a peer-reviewed Preeminent rating. Steve is an accomplished public speaker and media interviewee on public policy and legal issues. Throughout the years, Steve has served as a USTL board member and dedicated countless hours of pro-bono legal advice.
Mr. Bob Costello
Bob Costello is the founder of Americans for Limited Government and currently serves as a Board Member for The Acton Institute. Prior to working full-time as a political activist, Costello worked as an investment banker at the Federal Reserve Board in Washington D.C. He has fought extensively to establish term limits for the Illinois state legislature – which is home to the nation’s longest serving State House Speaker in U.S. history – as well as for Congress and at all other levels of government.
Bob’s efforts played a key role in reigniting the modern term limits movement in the early 90’s by forming Americans for Limited Terms. The non-profit organization helped support term limits friendly ballot initiatives around the country but ultimately changed its agenda to include a variety of issues and eventually changed its name to Americans for Limited Government.