Koch Palm Springs Seminar Attendees

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This is a list of attendees at the Koch brothers' semiannual conference held in Palm Springs in February of 2014.[1] The list was discovered by a hotel guest who provided it to Mother Jones. The document not only lists prominent attendees of the conference, but also executives of Koch Industries, Americans for Prosperity, and Freedom Partners with whom they were scheduled to meet in one-on-one conversations. According to Mother Jones, "the meeting list illustrates the interwoven nature of the Koch brothers' corporate, political, and philanthropic activities" and "suggests a close collaboration between officials of Koch Industries, AFP, and Freedom Partners, whose staff and board are stacked with numerous current and former Koch Industries employees."[2]

Koch Wiki

The Koch brothers -- David and Charles -- are the right-wing billionaire co-owners of Koch Industries. As two of the richest people in the world, they are key funders of the right-wing infrastructure, including the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) and the State Policy Network (SPN). In SourceWatch, key articles on the Kochs include: Koch Brothers, Koch Industries, Americans for Prosperity, American Encore, and Freedom Partners.

Attendees

Below is the list of attendees. More biographical details about each attendee can be found on the Mother Jones article.

Koch "Players"

These are the Koch "players" who were scheduled to meet with the above attendees.

Wisconsin Advocacy

As reported by The Capital Times, David Fladeboe, who is president of the Wisconsin chapter of Americans for Prosperity, had two meeting with three Wisconsin executives, "presumably to either solicit contributions or discuss the group’s agenda in the Badger State."[4] Fladeboe and Jeff Noble, an executive for Koch Public Sector (the lobbying division of Koch Industries) met with Bob and Steve Fettig, who are the CEO and CFO of Tankcroft, a metal fabrication company based in Darien, Wisconsin. Fladeboe and Koch Public Sector executive Michael Lanzara met with Debra Waller, the CEO of Kenosha-based underwear company Jockey International.

Articles and Resources

References

  1. Andy Kroll and Daniel Schulman, "The Koch Brothers Left a Confidential Document at Their Donor Conference," Mother Jones, February 5, 2014.
  2. Andy Kroll and Daniel Schulman, "The Koch Brothers Left a Confidential Document at Their Donor Conference," Mother Jones, February 5, 2014.
  3. Forbes, "Carl Berg," Forbes.com, accessed April 8, 2014.
  4. Jack Craver, "Leaked document: Koch officials, Wisconsin millionaires strategize at secret convention," Capital Times, February 7, 2014.