December 19, 2022

Eric Kohn Joins America’s Future Board of Directors!

By: AF Editors

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We’re excited to announce that Eric Kohn has officially joined America’s Future Board of Directors! 

“AF is an organization that has meant a lot to me for a long time. Leading the Chicago chapter for more than 10 years afforded not only the opportunity to build something positive in my community, but develop my own personal and professional skills, as well. AF’s mission is critical to our country’s future. I’m deeply honored to join the board of directors and to once again work with the incredible team at America’s Future to help young people build freer communities all across this nation.” – Eric Kohn 

Eric Kohn is Director of Marketing and Communications at the Acton Institute. In that role, he works to bring Acton’s vision of a free and virtuous society characterized by individual liberty and sustained by religious principles to a wider audience.

Eric is the associate producer of the award-winning film The Hong Konger: Jimmy Lai’s Extraordinary Struggle for Freedom, the newest documentary feature from the Acton Institute, released in 2022. He’s also the executive producer of Acton’s podcast network, hosts the weekly roundtable podcast, Acton Unwind, and is a part-time host of Acton Line, Acton’s weekly interview podcast.

Prior to joining Acton, Eric was Director of Community Management at the Illinois Policy Institute, one of the nation’s premier state-based think tanks. He was also the founder and CEO of Curious Task Strategies, a public affairs consulting firm. For more than 10 years, Eric led the Chicago chapter of America’s Future, an organization empowers young people to be active, civil, and curious citizens who build freer communities that lead to fulfillment, dignity, and happiness for all.

Currently, Eric is the interim host of the nationally syndicated radio program Beyond the Beltway with Bruce DuMont, on which he has previously been a regular program guest and guest host. From 2019 to 2021, he co-hosted Sources with Knowledge along with Joe Kaiser on News/Talk 560 The Answer in Chicago. He previously hosted The Eric Kohn Program on 1530-AM WJJG, and has guest-hosted the nationally syndicated The Guy Benson Show, Illinois Watchdog Radio on Cities 92.9FM in Bloomington-Normal, and Chicago’s Morning Answer on 560AM The Answer. 

He has appeared as a guest commentator on Extension 720 with Milt Rosenberg, The Michael Koolidge Show, WTTW’s Chicago Tonight, and on numerous TV news and radio broadcasts across the state of Illinois. Eric’s writings have appeared in the Chicago Sun-Times, The Detroit News, the Belleville News-Democrat, and other publications.

Eric grew up in Belleville, Ill., and is a graduate of Millikin University in Decatur, Ill. He lives in Grand Rapids, Mich., with his wife and two children.