APE Contributors


thumb_03Fred Fleitz,

Senior Fellow, Center for Security Policy


Fred Fleitz, Senior Fellow, Center for Security Policy, Washington, DC.  Fleitz served in U.S. national security positions for 25 years at the CIA, DIA, Department of State and the House Intelligence Committee staff.  During the administration of President George W. Bush, Mr. Fleitz was chief of staff to John Bolton, then Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security.  During his tenure with the House Intelligence Committee, he was the staff expert on the Iranian and North Korean nuclear programs and briefed key National Intelligence Estimates on these issues to committee members.  After he left government in 2011, he founded and served as Director of the Langley Intelligence Group Network (LIGNET), Newsmax Media’s global intelligence and forecasting service.  Fleitz is a regular commentator on the Tom Anderson Show, the Dick Morris Show, Secure Freedom radio and has appeared on the Fox News Channel.  Mr. Fleitz is the author of Peacekeeping Fiascoes of the 1990s (Praeger) and is working on books on intelligence reform and the Iranian nuclear program.  Mr Fleitz holds an MA in Political Economy from Fordham University and a BA in Politics from Saint Joseph’s University.

thumb_03Bill Reid,

Research Economist and Land Use Consultant


Reid is a Principal at PNW Economics and is in his 17th year of consulting on all manner of economic development, policy, and land use issues with concentration in the Pacific Northwest. Over the course of his career he has managed over 200 economic, land use, public finance, and development studies for both public and private interests. Mr. Reid joins the Portland State University School of Business as an adjunct professor of Real Estate Economics in the Summer of 2014. Originally from Soldotna, Alaska and a 1990 graduate of Robert Service High School in Anchorage, he holds a Master of Arts in Economics/Public Finance from the University of Oregon and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics & Mathematics from Baylor University.

Eugene Harnett,

APE, Managing Editor


Eugene Harnett is a freelance writer and journalist who has facilitated many public advocacy and political forums in Alaska. As an aide in the Alaska State Legislature for multiple legislators for seven years (specializing in communications and legislation), and founder of the Alaska Parents’ Day Committee, he specializes in branding, public relations, freelance writing and journalism, public speaking and project management. He is a graphic and website designer and earned a B.A. in Business Administration from American Inter-Continental University.