Two Join Heartland Board of Directors

November 26, 2001
Greg Lackner


CHICAGO, IL November 26, 2001 – Ross Kaminsky and Thomas Walton joined The Heartland Institute’s Board of Directors at its October 26, 2001, meeting.

Ross Kaminsky is a founder and Managing Member of Tahoe Tading, LLC, a proprietary market-making firm focused on equity and index options. The Chicago based company is a member of the Chicago Board of Options Exchange, the Chicago Board of Trade, the American Stock Exchange and the Philadelphia Exchange. Mr. Kaminsky has nearly 15 years of experience as an options trader.

Thomas Walton is Director of Economic Policy with General Motors Corporation, working out of GM’s headquarters in Detroit, Michigan. In that position he oversees the analysis of the effectiveness and costs of current and prospective governmental policies and regulations together with their implications for General Motors, for its customers, employees and stockholders, and for the general public. He is a member of the American Economic Association and the Detroit Association of Business Economists. He is Vice Chair of The Business Research Advisory Council to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics in Washington D.C.

“Heartland is thrilled to have both Mr. Kaminsky and Mr. Walton join our Board of Directors,” noted Heartland President Joseph Bast. “Mr. Kaminsky will bring his knowledge of the Chicago markets and their influence to the Board; and Mr. Walton will be very helpful in communicating the experiences and concerns of the automotive industry to Heartland and our subscribers.”

The Heartland Institute is an independent, nonprofit, and nonpartisan research organization based in Chicago. Founded in 1984, Heartland specializes in finding market-based solutions to social and economic problems, including environmental policies, education issues, and antitrust law. Its principal audiences are the nation’s 8,000 elected state officials, journalists, and business and community leaders. Heartland publishes Environment & Climate News, Health Care News and School Reform News every month and Intellectual Ammunition every two months.


Full biographies, with photographs, of Mr. Kaminsky and Mr. Walton are available on The Heartland Institute’s Web site.

For further information, contact The Heartland Institute's Public Affairs Director, Greg Lackner, at 312/377-4000, email lackner@heartland.org.