The Family Business Coalition is a diverse collection of organizations and industry groups united for the common purpose of protecting America’s family businesses across the country. Our monthly coalition meetings connect top decision makers from Capitol Hill with family business coalition partners, family business owners, and state-based allies. Our group has the important task of monitoring and acting on legislation that affects family businesses in Congress. We are the voice of America’s main economic engine – family businesses – working together towards a better business climate that promotes private business expansion and job growth.

Leadership

Palmer Schoening

Palmer Schoening

Chairman

Palmer Schoening is President of Schoening Strategies LLC, a government affairs and economic consulting firm that advises associations and family businesses on tax policy. Palmer is the founder and chairman of the Family Business Coalition. Palmer has been a key player in the fight to repeal the federal estate tax and helped to usher in repeal of state transfer taxes in Ohio, Indiana, Tennessee, and North Carolina. Palmer is a graduate of Hillsdale College and George Mason University’s School of Public Policy where he earned his Masters in financial economics.

Alex Ayers

Alex Ayers

Executive Director

Alex Ayers has been with the Family Business Coalition for five years serving previously as director of public policy. Alex has published papers and studies in various policy areas including taxes, energy, agriculture, and economics and has testified on tax policy. His research has been cited by organizations such as the Wall Street Journal, Forbes and the Tax Foundation. Alex has a Master of Public Policy from Iowa State University. For more information about the coalition contact Alex: alex[@]familybusinesscoalition.org.