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Stephen Gele is the Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Pelican Institute. He has taken up the reigns in the aftermath of Kevin Kane’s death to ensure The Pelican Institute continues, both as a legacy for his friend and as a guarantor of liberty issues in Louisiana. Stephen Gele is a New Orleans litigation attorney who has been involved with the organization since its founding.

Trent Hill is the digital marketing strategist for the Pelican Institute, wearing many hats as a social media manager, SEO specialist, website manager, and policy wonk. He is a graduate of Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, where he still lives and works at a digital marketing company.

Margaret Mire is the resident policy expert on staff at The Pelican Post, frequently commenting on budget, tax, and criminal justice reform issues. She currently works with American for Tax Reform in Washington D.C. while helping to steer Louisiana policy conversations in a liberty-friendly direction.

Kevin Kane¬†was the immediate past president of the Pelican Institute for Public Policy, which he founded in 2008. Kevin Kane passed away in 2016 and it is now The Pelican Institute’s mission to continue his life work of advancing sound policies based on the principles of free enterprise, individual liberty and limited government.