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Our Leadership Team

Michael P. Farris

President, CEO, and General Counsel |

Michael P. Farris is president, CEO, and general counsel of Alliance Defending Freedom. He brings to the role wide recognition for his successful work on both the national and international stage.

Alan Sears

Founder |

Alan Sears serves as founder of Alliance Defending Freedom, building on his experience as longtime leader of the organization to strengthen alliances, forge new relationships, and develop ADF resources.


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Founders

Alliance Defending Freedom was created by a group of visionary Christian leaders with a mission to reverse the growing threat to religious freedom. The great work of our founders continues through our allies and attorneys worldwide.

Biography
Seth Morgan
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Seth Morgan is the CEO of MLA Companies, a financial service and advisory group. Under his guidance, MLA has become one of the largest business advisory firms in southwest Ohio.

Morgan entered politics as a young man, seeking to make a difference by putting to use his passion for public policy, philosophy of a responsible government, and love for America. He was elected to the Ohio House of Representatives in November 2008, and while serving in the minority he was chairman of the House Republicans’ Policy Committee.

In addition to his efforts in business and policy, Mr. Morgan served as a host of Think Talk Radio heard on 55KRC (Cincinnati) weekly, covering policy issues in Ohio and the United States.  Additionally, he is the author of It’s About Liberty, Stupid!

Morgan serves in several advisory and board roles, including advising on state policy for Americans for Prosperity’s Ohio Chapter and serving on the board of Citizens for Community Values, the Ohio family policy council for the national organization Focus on the Family.

Morgan has extensive speaking experience on both policy and business issues, and has been recognized for his accomplishments. Some of those awards include “CFO of the Year” nominee by the Dayton Business Journal; recognition as one of Dayton’s “40 Under 40;” recipient of the Citizens for Community Values “William Wilberforce Award” for leadership; and recipient of the “Sheriff Gary Haines Memorial Award for Outstanding Public Service.”

Morgan, his wife, and three children reside in Huber Heights, Ohio. Morgan is a member of Clearcreek Chapel.


Board of Directors

Our Board brings skill and diversity to the work of Alliance Defending Freedom. These faithful leaders serve on a volunteer basis.

Biography
Seth Morgan
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Seth Morgan is the CEO of MLA Companies, a financial service and advisory group. Under his guidance, MLA has become one of the largest business advisory firms in southwest Ohio.

Morgan entered politics as a young man, seeking to make a difference by putting to use his passion for public policy, philosophy of a responsible government, and love for America. He was elected to the Ohio House of Representatives in November 2008, and while serving in the minority he was chairman of the House Republicans’ Policy Committee.

In addition to his efforts in business and policy, Mr. Morgan served as a host of Think Talk Radio heard on 55KRC (Cincinnati) weekly, covering policy issues in Ohio and the United States.  Additionally, he is the author of It’s About Liberty, Stupid!

Morgan serves in several advisory and board roles, including advising on state policy for Americans for Prosperity’s Ohio Chapter and serving on the board of Citizens for Community Values, the Ohio family policy council for the national organization Focus on the Family.

Morgan has extensive speaking experience on both policy and business issues, and has been recognized for his accomplishments. Some of those awards include “CFO of the Year” nominee by the Dayton Business Journal; recognition as one of Dayton’s “40 Under 40;” recipient of the Citizens for Community Values “William Wilberforce Award” for leadership; and recipient of the “Sheriff Gary Haines Memorial Award for Outstanding Public Service.”

Morgan, his wife, and three children reside in Huber Heights, Ohio. Morgan is a member of Clearcreek Chapel.


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