Alan M. Gottlieb
Alan M. Gottlieb has been President of the Center since its founding in 1976. Alan is a Nuclear Engineering graduate of the University of Tennessee and attended the Institute on Comparative Political Economic Systems at Georgetown University. Alan was born in Los Angeles, California in 1947 and lived there until age 10 when his parents “kidnapped” him to New York City (their home town). He remained there until the legal age of 18 when he escaped to Knoxville, Tennessee to attend college. His college ties remain strong as he is currently a member of the University of Tennessee Alumni Association.Alan is an active member of the Outdoor Writers Association of America. Alan edited the book, The Wise Use Agenda: The Citizen’s Guide to Environmental Resource Issues and co-authored Trashing the Economy: How Runaway Environmentalism is Wrecking America. In addition, Alan is President of Merril Associates, a nationally recognized direct response advertising agency.
Alan is listed in Who’s Who in America. He currently resides in Bellevue, Washington with his wife Julie and daughters Amy, Merril, Alexis, and son Andrew. He holds Honorable Discharges from the New York National Guard, Washington State National Guard and the United States Army.