The Taxpayers Protection Alliance (TPA) is a non-profit non-partisan organization dedicated to educating the public through the research, analysis and dissemination of information on the government’s effects on the economy. TPA, through its network of taxpayers will hold politicians accountable for the effects of their policies on the size, scope, efficiency and activity of government and offer real solutions to runaway deficits and debt.Through blogs, commentaries, and special spending alerts, TPA will publish timely exposés of government waste, fraud, and abuse. Recognizing the importance of reaching people through traditional and new media, TPA will utilize use blogs, Twitter, Facebook, and user generated videos to reach out to taxpayers and government officials. Ultimately recognizing that the greatest power of change rests with the millions of Americans across the country who are ready for a smaller more accountable government, TPA will be a catalyst for connecting taxpayers to their elected and non-elected officials.
The Taxpayers Protection Alliance Foundation (TPAF) is a non-profit non-partisan organization dedicated to educating the public through research, investigative reporting, and analysis about the effects of excessive taxation and spending by all levels of government. TPAF will also educate the public about government transparency and openness in the United States and around the world. Through blogs, commentaries, special spending alerts, and media appearances, TPAF will publish timely exposés of government waste, fraud, and abuse. Recognizing the importance of reaching people through traditional and new media, TPA will utilize use blogs, Twitter, Facebook, and user-generated videos to reach out to taxpayers and government officials.
David Williams - President
David Williams is the President of TPA. In his 24 years in Washington, DC, David has become an expert in finding and exposing government waste and has helped fine tune criteria in identifying and ultimately eliminating earmarks. David has appeared on numerous television, radio, and print outlets such as ABC World News Tonight, The Jim Bohannon Show and The New York Times.
David’s international expertise ranges from appearing on government waste panels in South Korea and France and he has also advised taxpayer groups from around the world and was instrumental in helping form a taxpayer group in Great Britain.
Tim Andrews - Executive Director
Tim Andrews is the Executive Director of the Taxpayers Protection Alliance, and has over 15 years of experience in political advocacy in the United States and his native Australia. Prior to joining the TPA he was Founder and Executive Director of The Australian Taxpayers’ Alliance, and has previously worked for Americans for Tax Reform. He holds a Bachelor of Economics, a Bachelor of Laws, and a Masters of Public Policy from the University of Sydney and is member of the UK Taxpayers Alliance Advisory Council, and a member of the The Commonwealth Freedom of Movement Organisation Advisory Board.
Grace Morgan - Director of External Relations
Grace Morgan is the Director of External Relations at TPA. She is tasked with developing coalition relationships and managing TPA’s communications and outreach efforts. Prior to working at TPA, Grace was the Deputy CPAC Director for the American Conservative Union. She also serves as the DC Chapter Chair for America’s Future Foundation. Grace holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington in Criminology and is a huge hockey fan!
Ross Marchand - Director of Policy
Ross Marchand is the Director of Policy for TPA. Ross is an alumnus of the Mercatus Center MA Fellowship at George Mason University. He has interned for the Texas Public Policy Foundation and the American Legislative Exchange Council, analyzing and blogging on a variety of public policy issues ranging from higher education to fiscal policy. In the summer of 2015, he interned for the Lithuanian Free Market Institute and produced commentary on the European Union’s emerging Capital Markets Union. His current research interests include disability insurance reform and the role of state-level liability structure in abating environmental contamination.
His work has appeared in numerous publications including the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, The Denver Post, and the Washington Examiner.
Johnny Kampis - Investigative Reporter
Johnny Kampis is investigative reporter for the Taxpayers Protection Alliance and Taxpayers Protection Alliance Foundation. Kampis formerly served a similar role at Watchdog.org. Over the course of his nearly 20 years in journalism, he has been published in such outlets as the New York Times, Time, Fox News and Daily Caller. He is the author of the upcoming book “Vegas or Bust: A Family Man Takes on the Poker Pros” (ECW Press, 2018), detailing his adventures at the World Series of Poker.
Jeff Stier - Senior Fellow
Jeff Stier has been a frequent guest on CNBC, and has addressed health policy on CNN, Fox News Channel, MSNBC, as well as network newscasts. He is a guest on over 100 radio shows a year, including on NPR and other nationally syndicated radio shows, as well as top-rated major market shows in cities including Boston, Philadelphia, and Dallas, plus regional broadcasts. Jeff’s op-eds have been published in top outlets including The Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times, USA Today, The New York Post, The Washington Examiner, Foxnews.com and National Review Online. The New York Times, the Associated Press, Reuters, and other major outlets have quoted Stier on a range of topics related to consumer product regulation.
Stier has testified at state and local legislatures throughout the country and at FDA scientific hearings and at the Office of Management and Budget. He has also been a voice for freedom at hearings at the United Nations and in Israel’s Knesset. During two decades of advancing liberty, Stier has been a speaker at CPAC, policy retreats for elected officials, legal conferences and other forums. Mr. Stier worked both in the office of the Mayor and in Corporation Counsel’s office in the Giuliani administration in New York City. His responsibilities included planning environmental agency programs, legal analysis of proposed legislation, and health policy.
Mr. Stier is Chairman of the board of the Jewish International Connection, NY. He is also a Senior Fellow at the Consumer Choice Center. While earning his law degree at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Mr. Stier served two terms as Editor-In-Chief of the Cardozo Law Forum. Jeff and his canine BB volunteer as a Certified Crisis Response Strike Team with NATIONAL Crisis Response Canines, supporting survivors and first-responders.
Chip Baltimore - Senior Fellow
Chip Baltimore is a former four-term state representative from Iowa, having spent more than five years as Chair of the Iowa House of Representatives Judiciary Committee, and spent time as Vice Chair of the Commerce and Government Oversight committees. During his eight years of public service, he also served on the Economic Growth, Local Government, Ways and Means, State Government, and Agricultural committees. Throughout his tenure in the legislature, he focused on making government more effective and cost-efficient for taxpayers.
In the private sector, Baltimore was employed as general counsel with a publicly-traded financial services organization for 13 years. Previously, he was in private legal practice for 14 years, representing clients of all types, from individuals to Fortune 500 companies.
Baltimore has a Bachelor’s of Business Administration degree in finance from Iowa State University, and obtained his Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Minnesota. He is licensed to practice law in Iowa and Missouri, as well as the federal Northern and Southern Districts of Iowa.
Drew Johnson - Senior Fellow
Drew Johnson is a Senior Fellow at TPA. Drew is the founder of the Council on Responsible Local Government (CRLG). Prior to his work with CRLG, Drew founded and, from 2004-2009, served as president of the Tennessee Center for Policy Research (TCPR).
Drew is known for infusing investigative reporting and policy research, exposing government waste, corruption and hypocrisy as a result. These efforts have made him a frequent guest on television and radio, including appearances on Glenn Beck, Hannity and Colmes, All Things Considered, the BBC, Penn & Teller: Bullshit!, The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer and The Sean Hannity Radio Show, among others. Additionally, Drew’s columns and articles have appeared in scores of newspapers, magazines and journals, including the Wall Street Journal, National Review and Human Events.