Vice President for Strategic Initiatives
Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs
Trent England serves as Vice President for Strategic Initiatives at the Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs, where he also is the David and Ann Brown Distinguished Fellow for the Advancement of Liberty and directs the Center for the Constitution & Freedom. He is the National Coordinator for Liberty Foundation of America and an adjunct fellow of the Freedom Foundation.
￼Trent previously served as Executive Vice President of the Freedom Foundation and had also directed the Foundation’s Save Our States project, constitutional studies programs, Citizenship & Governance Center, and Citizen Action Network. He was a candidate for the Washington State House of Representatives in 2006 and earlier served as a legal policy analyst at The Heritage Foundation, vice president of a political advocacy organization, and an opposition research analyst for a national campaign committee.
Trent is a contributor to two books—The Heritage Guide to the Constitution and One Nation Under Arrest: How Crazy Laws, Rogue Prosecutors, and Activist Judges Threaten Your Liberty. His writing has also appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Christian Science Monitor, Washington Times, and other newspapers. Trent has filled in as host of The Ben Shapiro Show as well as hosting episodes of Freedom Daily.
Trent earned a law degree from The George Mason University School of Law and a bachelor of arts in government from Claremont McKenna College. He lives in Oklahoma City with his wife and their three children.
Michael C. Carnuccio serves as President of the Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs and in the capacity of President and CEO of the Liberty Foundation of America. Previously, Michael served as senior advisor for Oklahomans for Responsible Government, director of public affairs for the Oklahoma House of Representatives, and director of public affairs for Saxum Strategic Communications (now Saxum PR). He also was an Adjunct Faculty lecturing in courses on American Government with the Department of Political Science at Oklahoma State University.
His work has been published in the Korean Journal of Public Policy, The Oklahoman, and the Tulsa World. His weekly column “Free Market Friday” is published by the Journal Record and syndicated in 27 markets.
Michael received both his B.A. in Broadcast Journalism and his M.A. in Political Science from Oklahoma State University.
He lives in Yukon with his wife, Kayla, and their sons, Joseph and Thomas.