As the director of Young America’s Foundation’s Center for Entrepreneurship and Free Enterprise, Raj Kannappan leads the organization’s efforts to advance free market principles to the next generation of America’s leaders. He has previously served as the Foundation’s Director of YAF Chapter Services, advising and training student activists to promote a limited government worldview.
Most recently, as a management consultant with CRA, Inc., Raj advised corporate leaders and teams to communicate strategy and large-scale changes, such as mergers and acquisitions, technology implementations, and restructuring; drive organizational alignment; and build their most critical relationships.
Raj is a graduate of Cornell University, where he studied Government and Southeast Asian affairs. He served as the chairman of the campus conservative organization and wrote for the Cornell Review, the conservative and libertarian student publication. During his time on campus, he was involved with various Foundation programs, including organizing the 9/11: Never Forget Project, hosting campus lectures by Foundation speakers such as Karl Rove and Marc Thiessen, and participating in the West Coast Leadership Conference.