David A. Hartman
David A. Hartman holds a BS Degree from Case Western Reserve University, and an MBA from Harvard. During his earlier large corporation experience, he worked in product and process development, market and economic research, strategic planning and plant management, culminating in Manufacturing and Development Director of Mobil Chemicals, Ltd.’s, Polymer Division. Since then he served for 33 years as CEO of successful ventures in manufacturing, transportation, and banking.
Over the past two decades he has increasingly devoted his attention to public policy, most particularly the economics of taxation, financial markets, welfare, and education at the state and national level. He served as Chairman of two subcommittees of the special committee on organization of state agencies, and ran for State Treasurer in 1994. His many public affiliations include Chairman of the Lone Star Foundation of Austin, Texas and Chairman of the Rockford Institute located in Rockford, Illinois.
Mr. Hartman’s work has been published by Cato Institute, Institute for Policy Innovation, The Lone Star Report, Texas Public Policy Foundation, Chronicles, the Family in America, and Tax Notes. He has given numerous papers to conferences, including three on welfare, taxation, and the family to World Congress of Families I, II, and III; to conferences on taxation held by the Institute for Policy Innovation, the Family Research Council, the Heritage Foundation, Texas Public Policy Foundation, American Enterprise Institute; and varied conferences on economic history. He has also given formal testimony before the U.S. House Ways and Means Committee, The Texas Legislature, and The President’s Panel on Tax Reform.