Civic Finance is written by Edward Ring, currently a senior fellow with the Center for American Greatness. From 2013 through 2016, he was a co-founder and served as the first president of the California Policy Center, where he still serves as a contributing editor. From 2007 through 2010, while working for AlwaysOn Media, Ring designed and launched their highly successful “GoingGreen” conferences, which drew clean technology entrepreneurs and investors from around the world.

During the 1990s Ring was CFO, then CEO, for Upside Magazine, a pioneering publication covering the intersection of high-tech and venture capital. Ring was CFO for Play Industries in 1999-2000, the first company to develop and commercialize a desktop platform for digital video production and internet video broadcasting. In 2003, Ring was Director of Strategic Planning for Anuvu, one of the first companies to build a prototype fuel cell vehicle.

In 2000 Ring founded the online environmental magazine EcoWorld, which he published for nine years. Up until sale in 2009, EcoWorld was a respected international voice promoting free-market environmentalism, something that is needed now more than ever. In 1998, Ring was involved in the formation and served as a founding director for Trees Water & People, an NGO that supports reforesting throughout Central America.

Ring is a prolific writer on the topics of political reform and sustainable economic development and the author of two books, Restoring the California Dream (2021) and The Future is Now (2022).  His work has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, the Wall Street Journal, the National Review, Forbes, The Economist, Real Clear Politics, Politico, American Greatness, Cal Matters, California Globe, City Journal, and other media outlets. Ring has an undergraduate degree in political philosophy from UC Davis, and an MBA in finance from USC.

Edward Ring is available to speak to your organization on topics of political reform and sustainable economic development. Examples of his radio and video interviews can be found here. He can be reached at ed[@]

American Greatness articles – at a glance

California Globe articles – at a glance

California Policy Center articles – at a glance

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