Bob Inglis, Executive Director
Member of U.S. House of Representatives (R-SC4 1993-1998; 2005-2010)
Bob Inglis is the Executive Director of the Energy and Enterprise Initiative based at George Mason University in Fairfax, Va.
Inglis founded and launched the national, grassroots organization on July 10, 2012. E&EI is guided by the conservative principles of free enterprise and economic growth, limited government, liberty, accountability and reasonable risk avoidance to solve our nation’s energy and climate challenges.
Under Inglis’ leadership, E&EI advocates conservative alternatives to big-government mandates and fickle tax incentives. E&EI maintains that the accountability of a “true cost” comparison between competing fuels will drive innovation and economic growth. As an optimistic conservative, Inglis launched E&EI to apply a “can-do” American spirit to the challenges at hand.
Before starting E&EI, Inglis represented South Carolina’s Fourth Congressional District (Greenville, Spartanburg, Union counties) for 12 years in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Inglis was first elected to Congress in 1992, having never run for public office. He spent six years in the U.S. House (1993-98) and kept a campaign commitment to serve just three terms. In 1998, he unsuccessfully challenged Democratic U.S. Senator Fritz Hollings.
In the fall of 2004, Inglis was re-elected to the open House seat he previously held and went on to serve another six-year stint in Congress. He was a member of the House Science Committee where he served as the Chairman of the Research Subcommittee and then as the Ranking Member of the Energy and Environment Subcommittee. During his six years on the Science Committee, interactions with scientists in Antarctica, Australia and elsewhere shaped his views on climate change.
In the turmoil of the financial crisis, Inglis lost his bid for re-election in June 2010. He spent the spring semester of 2011 as a Resident Fellow at the Institute of Politics at Harvard University, and he taught at the Nicholas School at Duke University in the spring of 2012.
Inglis grew up in Bluffton, S.C. and earned a degree in political science from Duke University in 1981. He graduated from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1984 and later moved to Greenville, S.C., where he practiced commercial real estate law prior to and between his years in Congress.
Inglis and his wife Mary Anne (Duke 1982) have five children (a son and four daughters) and live on a small farm in in northern Greenville County, South Carolina.
93 American Conservative Union
100% Christian Coalition
100% National Right to Life
“A” with the National Rifle Association
0 with Americans for Democratic Action
23 with the AFL-CIO
Alex Bozmoski, Director – Strategy & Operations
Alex Bozmoski comes to E&EI from a background as an entrepreneur focused on developing rural-energy projects in East Africa. “There’s a generation of young, free-enterprise conservatives chomping at the bit to provide real energy solutions to real customers,” Bozmoski says. “We’ve got the ingenuity and risk appetite, and we’re hungry for a price signal.”
Bozmoski also consulted on energy and climate policy for think tanks, consultancies, and a major development bank. He has written and co-written several articles and scientific journal papers on climate policy and carbon-market risk. He earned a BA at Georgetown University and an MS at the University of Oxford.
In college, Bozmoski led a 25-student staff to put on probably the largest student-run conservative conference in the country, called Take Back Georgetown Day, with the purpose of encouraging conservative students to defend their positions in liberal classrooms. He also worked on several Republican congressional and gubernatorial campaigns, trained at the Leadership Institute, co-hosted a campus radio show, and was chief of staff for the College Republicans.
Bozmoski grew up in Brookfield, Wisconsin and is an avid Packers, Brewers and Badgers fan (except when the Badgers play the Hoyas). He volunteers as a rural-energy consultant and member of the board of advisors for Childreach International.
Price Atkinson, Director – Communications & Development
Price Atkinson joins E&EI after a pair of communications posts in Washington and Greenville, S.C. He recently served as deputy press secretary at America’s Health Insurance Plans, the national trade association for the health insurance industry. Before his stint at AHIP, Atkinson worked six years as communications director for Bob Inglis in the Fourth Congressional District office (2005-10).
Atkinson is a self-described “Reagan Republican” and became active in the conservative cause believing in “empowerment over entitlement.”
“Individuals and businesses should have every tool necessary to pursue the American dream rather than rely on government handouts. We need to pursue an energy policy thru a free market approach that empowers American freedom and innovation. Sending a price signal to markets could unleash a new wave of jobs, industry capital and real energy solutions for consumers and the country.”
Atkinson has more than 12 years of experience in journalism and public relations. He got his start in 2000, working four years as Assistant Director of Athletic Media Relations at the United States Naval Academy. From there he returned home to Greenville where he spent a year at LINK Magazine (The Greenville News).
Atkinson is a 1997 graduate of the University of Kentucky, earning a B.A. in journalism. He was a three-year letter winner on the UK men’s swim team and currently serves on the national UK Alumni Association Board of Directors.
In his spare time you’ll find him chasing his kids around the house, volunteering at church or cheering on his beloved Kentucky Wildcats or Atlanta Braves.