James Franko is the Vice President and Policy Director at Kansas Policy Institute. In this role he is responsible for much of the organization’s outreach, policy analysis, and communications efforts. James brings experience from across the free-market movement including time on Capitol Hill and with the National Center for Policy Analysis, a think tank that previously operated out of Dallas. While on Capitol Hill, he handled a variety of policy issues and spent time as a staff member within the Kansas delegation. James has published opinion pieces in both national and Kansas-based outlets. He has also written extensively in his various think tank roles. A Kansas native and Wildcat, James was raised in Stilwell and graduated from Kansas State University in 2005. At K-State, James received his Bachelor of Business Administration while dual majoring in marketing and entrepreneurship and earning a minor in economics. E-mail James here.